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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tim Berners-Lee’

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against the ruling, calling it dangerous. Meanwhile, the requests continue to roll in, and other parts of the world may start …

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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against the current situation is none other than Tim Berners-Lee, the guy responsible for the World Wide Web. Via CNET: “This …

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Tim Berners-Lee Says The Internet Needs A Bill Of Rights

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, should be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his invention this week. Instead, he’s worried about its future as its being continually compromised by intelligence agencies like the NSA. In response to this, he says some new rules are needed. In an interview with The Guardian, Berners-Lee says the Internet needs …

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Tim Berners-Lee Takes To Google Blog To Call For Advancement Of Open Web

As you may know, today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Surprisingly, Google is not honoring this with a doodle. Google is, however, honoring it with a guest post from WWW creator Tim Berners-Lee on the Official Google Blog. He talks about the Web’s past, present and future, and calls upon people to help keep it open. …

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Tim Berners-Lee Says NSA Spy Programs Threaten Democracy

The Internet community was shaken to its very core last week when it was revealed that the NSA may have tapped into data servers belonging to Google, Yahoo and more. The revelation caused some to say that this was not what the founders of the Internet would have wanted. One of them couldn’t agree more. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man …

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The Open Web Was Born 20 Years Ago Today

In 1989, CERN and Tim Berners-Lee changed the world forever with the creation of the modern Internet. They changed the world again four years later when the net was freed from being owned by any one person or organization. CERN announced that today is the 20th anniversary of the free and open Web. On April 30, 1993, CERN put the …

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Tim Berners-Lee Says “Six Strikes” Threatens Democracy

It’s been a few weeks since the launch of the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System. There haven’t been any widespread reports of people receiving copyright alerts yet, but the programs opponents are growing. In fact, opponents now have a powerful man on their side – the father of the Internet. Marketplace interviewed Tim Berners-Lee at SXSW Interactive, and the Internet …

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The Internet, As We Know It, Turns 21-Years-Old Today

I think we can all agree that the Internet is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. It could even be considered the most important in some circles. That’s why it’s important that we celebrate its history and look toward whatever the future may hold for us. The Internet turns 21-years-old today. Our favorite form of …

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Are Facebook and Apple Really a Threat to the Open Net?

Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently made some mildly incendiary comments to The Guardian about how companies like Facebook and Apple are a threat to the openness of the internet. In the interview, Brin denounced the highly protected practices by the companies, which is commonly known throughout the tech industry as a walled garden, and said, “The kind of environment that …

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Texas Jury Kills Patent Troll That Claimed To Own The Interactive Web

It’s a good day when patent trolls get what’s coming to them – a slap in the face by a federal jury. Eolas Technologies may be the biggest patent troll the Internet has ever seen. The company, alongside the University of California, claimed patents that pertained to the “interactive web.” This includes moving images, music clips, maps, search features, etc. …

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“Father Of The Web” Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against SOPA / PIPA

The inventor of the World Wide Web has come out against SOPA and PIPA. British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who created the World Wide Web in 1989, called the legislation a violation of human rights and urged Americans to contact their legislators and express their opposition. Speaking at the IBM Lotusphere conference in Florida the day after the SOPA Blackout, …

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