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On 30 years of the Web founder Tim Berners-Lee talks about decentralisation, data localisation, Internet Shutdowns, end-to-end encryption, misinformation and more

On the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, its founder Tim Berners-Lee has highlighted three sources of disfunction on the web: Deliberate, malicious intent, such as state-sponsored hacking and attacks, criminal behaviour, and online harassment. System design that creates perverse incentives... ...
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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...
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As We Forge the Web of Tomorrow, We Need a Set of Guiding Principles That Can Define the Kind of Web We Want, Says Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee, writing for The New York Times: All technologies come with risks. We drive cars despite the possibility of serious accidents. We take prescription drugs despite the danger of abuse and addiction. We build safeguards into new innovations so we can manage the risks while benefiting from the opportunities. The web is a global platform -- its challenges stretch across borders and cultures. Just as the web was built by millions of people collaborating around the world, its future rel...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Tim Berners Lee, World Wide Web Foundation

The Man Who Invented The World Wide Web Has A List Of Principles For Saving It

Tim Berners-Lee: “The World Wide Web Foundation, an organization I founded in 2009 to protect the web as a public good, has drawn up a set of core principles outlining the responsibilities that each party has to protect a web that serves all of humanity. We’re asking everyone to sign on to these principles and join us as we create a formal Contract for the Web in 2019.” — New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, Tim Berners Lee, World Wide Web Foundation, 12.06.18

Supporting a new contract #ForTheWeb

Next year, the world will reach an important milestone: the 50/50 moment, when half of the world’s population will be online. Thirty years after Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, it makes a huge difference in people’s lives—whether it’s the chance to access a world of information, to improve their education, develop new skills, or build new businesses.For all the billions of people that are already online, there are billions more who aren’t benefiting from the economic potential of th...
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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...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Russia, US, Trends, Un, Silicon Valley, Gordon Brown, Sundar Pichai, Lisbon, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Berners Lee

Web's inventor Talks Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

Tim Berners-Lee gave away the technology that he used to invent the World Wide Web, so it's not surprising that he's worried about the current state of the internet as Google, Facebook and Amazon become increasingly dominant in the digital world. When the web turned 29 years old in March, Berners-Lee shared some of his concerns in an annual letter that he writes as a director for the World Wide Web Foundation, an organization he founded to ensure the internet remains accessible to everyone. He ...
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee asks if Twitter is 'actually a net good for the planet?'

LONDON — Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, on Monday called out Twitter as an example of why many people are "re-thinking" how to regulate the internet. At the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London on Monday, Sir Tim was asked to expand on a recent letter he wrote detailing his three biggest fears for the future of the web: Losing control of personal data; Unregulated political advertising; And the spread of fake news. Sir Tim said he and his co-creators of the web ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, London, US, Trends, Eu, Cern, Tim Berners Lee, Tim, World Wide Web Foundation, Innovate Finance Global Summit

Democracy that Delivers #61: Sonia Jorge and Craig Fagan on Expanding Internet Participation for Economic Prosperity

This week on the Democracy that Delivers podcast, Craig Fagan, policy director of the World Wide Web Foundation and Sonia Jorge, the executive director of the Alliance for Affordable Internet, discusses how over 60 percent of the world is still … Continue reading →
Tags: Women, Global, Sales, Economic Growth, World Wide Web Foundation, Sonia Jorge, Democracy that Delivers podcast, Access To Information, Craig Fagan

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, has 3 big fears for its future

This weekend was the twenty-eighth birthday of the world wide web. Its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, has written an open letter detailing the biggest risks facing it today. From fake news to unregulated political advertising, they show how big tech companies' products can have dangerous effects on politics and society. Losing control of our personal data. The spread of fake news. The lack of regulation around political advertising. These are three of the biggest threats facing the web today, acc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Cern, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, World Wide Web Foundation, Ajit Pai

Theresa May becoming Prime Minister is bad news for privacy campaigners

Home Secretary Theresa May will become Britain's new Prime Minister on Wednesday despite the fact that not one member of the public has voted for her to lead the country. The new Tory leader wants to ensure we leave the EU, cut immigration, and keep nuclear weapons. But there's one other important policy that has a large effect on the technology industry: mass surveillance. May has spent the last year or so aggressively trying to push a piece of legislation through parliament called the Investig...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, China, Russia, Trends, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, Open Rights Group, The Inquirer, World Wide Web Foundation, Facebook Google Twitter, Big Brother Watch and Privacy International

Africa: Charting the Digital Gender Gap

New research from the World Wide Web Foundation reveals new details about the enduring digital gender gap in Africa's urban cities, despite the unprecedented expansion of access to mobile phones among women as well as men. In poor neighborhoods of six African cities, the study shows, "women are almost as likely as men to own a mobile phone of their own, but they are a third less likely than men of similar age, education level and economic status to use their phones to access the Internet.
Tags: Africa, Digital Gender Gap, World Wide Web Foundation