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50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear

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50 years after internet conception, dark side stirs fear

Photo caption:  Dr. Leonard Kleinrock poses in his new lab under construction at the University of California Los Angeles.

As UCLA marks the 50th anniversary of the internet, Dr. Kleinrock is opening a new lab devoted to all things related to the internet. The new Connection Lab will welcome research on topics including machine learning, social networking, blockchain and the internet of things, with an eye toward thwarting online evils.

San Francisco: On October 29, 1969, professor Leonard Kleinrock and a team at the University of California at Los Angeles got a computer to “talk” to a machine in what is now known as Silicon Valley.

The event gave birth to a network that later became known as the internet – hailed at first as a boon to equality and enlightenment, but with a dark side that has emerged as well. […]

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