Latest Tim Berners-Lee Stories

New Technology May Allow People To Track How Their Data Is Used
2014-06-13 14:31:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Move over "Big Data" and "Internet of Things" there is a potential new buzzword or concept for 2014: "HTTP with Accountability." This is a new protocol that is being developed by researchers in the Decentralized Information Group (DIG) at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which could provide transparency rather than obscurity when data moves online. The HTTP with Accountability (HTTPA) protocol...

2014-03-11 20:23:35

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Web users across the globe share #web25 birthday messages to mark the day Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web Today, people everywhere are joining Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee in wishing the World Wide Web a happy 25th birthday. Everyone is encouraged to share birthday greetings on social media using #web25. Select greetings will be posted on the official anniversary site webat25.org...

Internet Is Turning 25, But Not Everyone Is Celebrating
2014-02-27 13:41:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of Internet users believe the World Wide Web has been bad for society. The Internet will be turning 25 years old this year, but the latest survey sheds light on how not everyone is as appreciative about the creation of the global cyber network as most have been. “Using the Web—browsing it, searching it, sharing on it—has become the main activity for hundreds of...

Tech Giants Unite To Bring Cheaper Internet To Developing World
2013-10-08 07:36:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some of the world’s leading technology companies are joining forces with government agencies and various aid organizations to help bring more affordable Internet access to developing nations. The initiative, dubbed the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), was founded by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and was officially announced on Monday from Abuja, Nigeria. The group says it seeks to assist the United...

Google Wants To Include FISA Requests In Its Transparency Report
2013-06-12 13:45:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google prides itself in being a transparent and open company that shares what´s happening behind its search engine. To this end, the company often releases “Transparency Reports” that detail which governments put in requests to have content removed or receive account information. Yet last week´s news about the National Security Agency´s (NSA) data-mining program PRISM revealed that Google, among...

CERN Scientists Continue The Hunt For World's First Web Page
2013-06-12 11:05:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, are working hard to uncover the world´s first Web page, but are struggling due to the nature of how data is shared. Tim Berners-Lee invented the Web in 1990 while working on an unsanctioned project at CERN. He used a NeXT computer that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs designed during the 1980s. Dan Noyes, who oversees CERN's website,...

Tim Berners-Lee Warns Against An Internet Takeover
2013-06-12 08:43:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Worldwide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is sounding the alarm bell about how much companies know about what we do online, saying forces are “trying to take control of the Internet” in a way that is undermining the founding principles of the Web. The warning follows recent revelations about the National Security Agency´s PRISM program, under which the spy agency reportedly extracts vast amounts of personal...

Cern Recreates First Ever Webpage
2013-05-01 10:17:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet has grown to such an enormous size and ubiquitous presence that it may be quite difficult to define what it really is. For many, the Internet simply “is,” while the more tech savvy may refer to it as a series of interconnected computers and servers run by protocols. In its earliest form, it was described this way: “The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval...

Internet Turns 30 Years Old, But Don't Thank Al Gore
2013-01-01 11:45:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While you sift through Craigslist in hopes of finding used workout gear to kickstart that New Year's resolution, or check on Instagram to ensure no pictures from last night of you showed up on the site, wish a happy birthday to the very reason for it all, and no it's not Al Gore. The Internet is celebrating its 30th birthday today, January 1st, evolving into a necessity for our everyday lives since 1983. January 1, 1983 was...

Web Index Report Ranks Countries On Web Usage
2012-09-06 06:04:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sweden topped the list of a new global index of countries getting the most out of the Internet socially and politically, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom. The Web Index was compiled by Sir Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation, which ranked 61 countries in seven different categories -- communications infrastructure, institutional infrastructure, web content, web use, political impact, economic impact and...

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