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Universal Internet Access Unlikely Until at Least 2050, Experts Say

Parts of the world will be excluded from the internet for decades to come without major efforts to boost education, online literacy and broadband infrastructure, experts have warned. From a report: While half the world's population now uses the internet, a desperate lack of skills and stagnant investment mean the UN's goal of universal access, defined as 90% of people being online, may not be reached until 2050 or later, they said. The bleak assessment highlights the dramatic digital divide that...
Tags: Tech, Un, Adrian Lovett, World Wide Web Foundation, Tim Berners Lee Read

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...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Russia, US, Trends, Un, Silicon Valley, Gordon Brown, Sundar Pichai, Lisbon, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Berners Lee

The aid pie is growing, but the poorest countries get a smaller slice | Adrian Lovett

Aid is going up, but billions of people who count on it are receiving less as funds are diverted to refugees and other crisesThe start of a new year is meant to bring with it a sense of optimism. However, there’s not a lot to celebrate in the new international aid figures from the OECD development assistance committee. It seems we’re going backwards in the fight against extreme poverty. While overall aid levels hit a record high, the amount going to the poorest nations fell by almost $2bn (£1.3b...
Tags: Japan, Canada, Aid, Global development, Sudan, Tanzania, OECD, Least Developed Countries, Adrian Lovett, LDCs