The world wide web is growing up
Neural networks are all the rage right now with increasing numbers of hackers, students, researchers, and businesses getting involved. The last resurgence was in the 80s and 90s, when there was little or no World Wide Web and few neural network tools. Show More Summary
Shopify is transitioning from the World Wide Web to the real world, presenting their new chip and swipe card reader. The device will allow businesses and their customizers to quickly and conveniently pay for goods on-site. The reader is ultimately designed for selling at festivals, pop-ups and markets, as it can be used almost anywhere, […]
Like I mentioned in the post on web comedy, something about the experience of the World Wide Web, the experience of working with a screen, seems to loosen our hold on reality. Maybe we’ve trained ourselves to do it by reading stories and playing video games with very vague visual details (sometimes just text). Show More Summary
My friend Brian McCullough is an internet historian and podcaster. In this blog post, he takes my idea of a time capsule for the World Wide Web containing the best examples in different forms and flips it on its head. When I go to Google...Show More Summary
The World Wide Web isn’t all fun and games. This isn’t television! This isn’t an arcade! This is computing! We’ve got high-powered work machines tuned into this thing! With keyboards and mice and productivity software and everything! These...Show More Summary
There’s an Achewood comic that I love where Ray, one of the strip’s deeply flawed but endearing animal protagonists, frustrated with browsing eBay, types “WHAT’S THE BEST THING YOU GOT” into the search bar. This unlocks a special store...Show More Summary
The creator of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, fears a nightmare scenario where artificial intelligence (AI) could create and run their own companies. He said at the Innovate Finance Global Summit, "So when AI starts to make decisions such as who gets a mortgage, that's a big one. Show More Summary
On March 28, 265 members of Congress voted to repeal a set of Obama-era privacy rules that would have stopped internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your browsing data to advertisers without your consent. Popular arguments against this rule change include “protecting privacy” and “respecting consumers.”… Read more...
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The Just Net Coalition -- whose membership roll includes leading human rights organisations from across the global south -- have written urgently to the World Wide Web Coalition and its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, calling on him to intervene...Show More Summary
German Member of the European Parliament Julia Reda (previously) has published an open-letter signed by UK MEP Lucy Anderson, raising alarm at the fact that the W3C is on the brink of finalising a DRM standard for web video, which --...Show More Summary
With two days to go until the close of the World Wide Web Consortium members' poll on finalising DRM and publishing it as an official web standard, the UK Open Rights Group is asking Britons to write to the Consortium and its founder,...Show More Summary
(Reuters) — The World Wide Web needs a complete rethink to prevent spying and the spread of “nasty, mean ideas” on social media websites, its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, said on Monday. Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web as a platform on top of the internet in 1989, said his intention in building […]
Among the web’s many wonders is its ability to function as the world’s biggest megaphone. Drop any message into the Internet and it’s almost instantly amplified and projected far and wide. With that in mind, it’s pretty important you...Show More Summary
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has snagged one of the most prestigious prizes in computer science: the A.M. Turing Award. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the organization that awards the $1 million prize, announced the Turing Award winner earlier this week. Show More Summary
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has snagged computer science's most prestigious prize, the A.M. Turing Award.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, just won the ACM Turing Award and the $US1 million ($1.3 million) purse that comes with it. The sum seems menial for such a world-changing contribution, but seriously, Sir Tim will be fine. More »
The Trump administration’s rollback on Obama-era internet privacy rules is “disgusting” and “appalling,” says the man who created the world wide web. Tim Berners-Lee spoke out against the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy rules Tuesday, soon after being declared the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Show More Summary
Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the world wide web, has been speaking about online privacy. Branding the recent repeal of browsing history legislation as "disgusting", he spoke about the role of VPNs and Tor, and how he would prefer...Show More Summary