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Twitter and Facebook Want to Shift Power to Users. Or Do They?

A decentralized internet was hailed as a way to dethrone Twitter and Facebook. But to the tech giants, the idea could unload some of their burdens.
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Contract for the Web: Tim Berners-Lee calls on world governments (and us all) to make the web a force for good

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation have launched a "Contract for the Web" for individuals, companies and individuals to sign onto, through which signatories promise to take concrete steps to make the web a force for good. Governments that sign on are asked to promise to "ensure everyone can connect to the internet," to "keep all the internet available all the time," and to "respect and protect people’s fundamental online privacy and data rights." Corporate signatories prom...
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Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Launches Plan To 'Fix' the Internet

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, is officially launching his plan to "fix" the internet. From a report: The World Wide Web Foundation, a non-profit campaign group set up by Berners-Lee, has secured the backing of tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft for the scheme, dubbed the "contract for the web." The British computer scientist first outlined his vision to overhaul organizations' approach to the internet at the Web Summit event last year. At the time, he said the web w...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A huge data leak showed the inner workings of how China surveils and detains its Uighur population using an AI-powered policing platform that claims to be able to predict criminality. The system amasses enormous amounts of personal data including facial recognition data. Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them. The app was not released publicly, and Facebook told Bus...
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Before Netscape: The forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s (ars technica)

Browsers of the world, unite! (credit: Photograph by Computer History Museum) Update: It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US, and the Ars staff has a long weekend accordingly. 2019 marks 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee worked at CERN and came up with a little idea known as the World Wide Web. As all of us do a little Web browsing this weekend, we thought resurfacing this piece outlining those early browsers might make all of us even appreciate Internet Explorer today. This story originally ran...
Tags: News, US, Cern, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Ars, European Particle Physics Laboratory, Matthew Lasar, CERN Geneva


How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators

Opinion How to Protect Your Kids From Google Predators USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back “complete control of your data.” Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago, warned of its increasing threats to “privacy, security and fundamental rights.” To mark the anniversary, he argued that demanding transparency is key to stopping the web's “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future.” So, where to start? Berner...
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WWW at 30 : Democratization of Legal Publishing Made Possible

The World Wide Web is thirty years old today. The Internet may have existed for twenty years before the WWW, but it was not until English scientist Tim Berners-Lee brought us the Web So that documents and resources could be shared and linked to via Uniform Reosource Locators (URL’s). A year later, Berners-Lee brought us the first software to display web pages on terminals called the Line Mode Browser. It was not until 1993 when a Marc Andreessen led team at the University of Illinois...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Wordpress, Lexblog, Bell, Marc Andreessen, Matt Mullenweg, University Of Illinois, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Matt, Netscape, Cerf, Ed Walters, Vinton Cerf, Uniform Reosource Locators URL


Happy Birthday, World Wide Web! Fear Not—30 Is the New 20

Thirtieth birthdays often inspire celebration and introspection in equal measure and this is certainly true of the World Wide Web, which was first proposed by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee on this day in 1989. In a blog post commemorating the anniversary, Berners-Lee outlined some of the 30-year-old web's biggest problems, including: Malicious intent, which he...
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Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the world wide web: 'We can get the web we want'

What started out as an idea for a way scientists could share information went on to change the world. Three decades later, its founder reflects on his creationThirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee, then a fellow at the physics research laboratory Cern on the French-Swiss border, sent his boss a document labelled Information Management: A Proposal. The memo suggested a system with which physicists at the centre could share “general information about accelerators and experiments”.“Many of the discussi...
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Tim Berners-Lee Says World Wide Web Must Emerge From 'Adolescence'

The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of the collaborative software project his supervisor initially dubbed "vague but exciting." From a report: Speaking to reporters at CERN, the physics research center outside Geneva where he invented the web, Berners-Lee said users of the web had found it "not so pretty" recently. "They are all stepping back, suddenly horrified after the Tr...
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The man who invented the web keeps puncturing Silicon Valley's self-aggrandising ideals about how it's been great for humanity

Tim Berners-Lee, the British creator of the World Wide Web, has used its 30th anniversary as an opportunity to take aim at Silicon Valley. Berners-Lee argued that the web has been tainted by misinformation, election interference, online harassment, in part thanks to the ad-funded business models pioneered by Google and Facebook. Berners-Lee called on the government to regulate for the digital age. Silicon Valley titans like to present their companies as more than mere services.  From Mark Zuc...
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Marking 30 years of the web, Tim Berners-Lee calls for a joint fight against disinformation

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has published an open letter to mark the 30th anniversary of the day — March 12, 1989 — when he submitted his original proposal for an information management system that went on to underpin the birth of online services. The proposal, dubbed “vague but exciting” by his boss at the time, married hypertext with Internet TCP and domain name system ideas. Berners-Lee also had to design and build a web browser and put together the first web serv...
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Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: 'If we dream a little, we can get the web we want'

What started out as an idea for a way scientists could share information went on to change the world. Three decades later, its founder reflects on his creationThirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee, then a fellow at the physics research laboratory Cern on the French-Swiss border, sent his boss a document labelled Information Management: A Proposal. The memo suggested a system with which physicists at the centre could share “general information about accelerators and experiments”.“Many of the discussi...
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Berners-Lee says World Wide Web, at 30, must emerge from 'adolescence'

Speaking to reporters at CERN, the physics research center outside Geneva where he invented the web, Berners-Lee said users of the web had found it "not so pretty" recently. "It seems we don't finish reeling from one privacy disaster before moving onto the next one," he added, citing concerns about whether social networks were supporting democracy. People who had grown up taking the internet's neutrality for granted now found that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump had "rolled t...
Tags: Science, Cern, Geneva, Donald Trump, Berners Lee


CERN's World-First Browser Reborn: Now You Can Browse Like It's 1990

A team at Switzerland-based research center CERN has rebuilt WorldWideWeb, the world's first browser created in 1990 for its researchers. From a report: Earlier this month a group of developers and designers convened at CERN, or The European Organization for Nuclear Research, to rebuild WorldWideWeb in celebration of its 30th anniversary. The WorldWideWeb browser was built by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 on a NeXT machine, following his March 1989 proposal for a 'Mesh' or global hypertext system ...
Tags: Tech, Cern, Switzerland, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, European Organization for Nuclear Research


WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web

Berners-Lee's WorldWideWeb code can't handle much, but hey, it now runs in a browserIn preparation for next month's 30th anniversary of the proposal that gave us the world wide web, boffins at the behest of CERN have recreated the world's first web browser, and made it accessible as a modern web page.…
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WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web

Berners-Lee's WorldWideWeb code can't handle much, but hey, it now runs in a browser In preparation for next month's 30th anniversary of the proposal that gave us the world wide web, boffins at the behest of CERN have recreated the world's first web browser, and made it accessible as a modern web page.…
Tags: Software, Cern, Berners Lee


Magna Carta for the web: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to two Mozilla Festival speakers who are trying different ways to teach individuals how to take back the internet and make it a trustworthy space againAt the start of this week, Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke at the opening ceremony of this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon. Of course, the inventor of the world wide web is bound to draw crowds, but Berners-Lee was there with a purpose.He wants to save the web, and he wants us to help. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Lisbon, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Magna Carta, Jordan Erica Webber


Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love

Together, let us help the wolves regulate the sheep Sir Tim Berners-Lee is doing the dirty work of giant internet companies, according to critics who want to see governments lay down effective regulation – and not what they regard as a wishy-washy "Magna Carta".…
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The father of the web has persuaded Google and Facebook to sign up to his code of ethics because they're doing so much damage to his creation (FB, GOOG, GOOGL)

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the web, has persuaded Google, Facebook, and the French government to sign up to a set of ethical principles. He also suggests breaking up these tech titans. The "contract" asks companies and governments to respect people's privacy and to keep the web free. Berners-Lee has been hugely critical of Silicon Valley firms monopolising the web. He met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this year to discuss how the firm could do better, including suggesting that the soc...
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Tim Berners-Lee Says Tech Giants May Have To Be Split Up

Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has said in a new interview. From a report: The digital revolution has spawned a handful of U.S.-based technology companies since the 1990s that now have a combined financial and cultural power greater than most sovereign states. Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said...
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Tech giants may have to be broken up, says Tim Berners-Lee

Web inventor says Silicon Valley firms have too much clout and ‘optimism has cracked’Tech giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, Tim Berners-Lee has said.Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who invented the world wide web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate. ...
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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social network has been at the center of a privacy storm this year. And every fresh Facebook content concern — be it about discrimination or hate speech or cultural insensitivity — adds to a damagin...
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Tim Berners-Lee on the huge sociotechnical design challenge

In a speech discussing ethics and the Internet, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has tasked the technology industry and its coder army with paying continuous attention to the world their software is consuming as they go about connecting humanity through technology. Coding must mean consciously grappling with ethical choices in addition to architecting systems that respect core human rights like privacy, he suggested. “Ethics, like technology, is design,” he told delegates...
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What a Decentralized Web Means for Digital Advertising

Startups have been working on projects to decentralize the web for years--it was even a plot point in the last season of HBO's Silicon Valley--but tongues really began wagging when the father of the World Wide Web, computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, announced he, too, wants a decentralized web. To this end, Berners-Lee has a new...
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Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web

“I’ve always believed the web is for everyone,” wrote Tim Berners-Lee, the well-known (and knighted) creator of the World Wide Web. “The web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas,” he added. “Today, I believe we’ve reached a critical tipping point, and that powerful change for the better is possible — and necessary.” Late last month, he published the above in a blog post announcing inrupt, a startup that would finally ex...
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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out a wave of privacy policy update spam, and putting up a fresh cluster of consent pop-ups that are just as aggressively keen for your data. But don’t be fooled. This is the calm before the storm, according to the European Union’s data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Cook, Privacy, Social Networks, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Germany


A La Carte (October 3)

The Kindle deals page once again includes a little list of some noteworthy deals. (Yesterday on the blog: Practicing Church Discipline & Man-Pleasing vs God-Pleasing) When Physical Intimacy Is Fractured: 7 Tools to Help You Heal This may prove helpful. “ Our relationship became so fractured that any time Matt approached me physically—to hold my hand, to hug me, or do anything remotely sexual—I simultaneously felt like ripping my skin off and jumping out of a window.  ‘Someth...
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Tim Berners-Lee launched his vision for an alternative web, and his timing was impeccable

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, posted a blog on Saturday laying out his vision to create a new, decentralized web. Berners-Lee has expressed his discontent with the way his invention has been abused by powerful entities to pursue their own agendas. He wants to give users more personal control over their data and apps using his new platform, Solid. Following the news of a massive data breach at Facebook which affected over 50 million users, Berners-Lee's announcement was well-...
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Tim Berners-Lee Announces Solid, an Open Source Project Which Would Aim To Decentralize the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web, thinks it's broken and he has a plan to fix it. The British computer scientist has announced a new project that he hopes will radically change his creation by giving people full control over their data. Tim Berners-Lee: This is why I have, over recent years, been working with a few people at MIT and elsewhere to develop Solid, an open-source project to restore the power and agency of individuals on the web. Solid changes the current model where...
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