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Akamai staking new ground in Internet security market

Akamai Technology Inc. of Cambridge became a billion-dollar Internet giant by delivering massive amounts of online data for the world’s biggest companies. Chief scientist Tom Leighton says the company is now using its technology and expertise to help customers fend off attacks from Internet criminals. Leighton spoke with Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray.

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