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

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

By Chris Crum December 10, 2014

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 …

Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against "Six Strikes" Tim Berners-Lee Comes Out Against "Six Strikes"

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 …

The Internet Turns 21-Years-Old Today The Internet 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 …

Are Facebook & Apple a Threat to the Open Net? Are Facebook & Apple 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 …

Patent Trolls Are Once Again Defeated Patent Trolls Are Once Again Defeated

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 …

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

Will Apps Unravel the World Wide Web?

The title we went with on this article may come off as a bit sensational, but some pretty high profile web veterans might not think so. 

Speaking at Bristol University in the UK, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, had some less than positive things to say this week about the direction the web is taking – the app direction. As quoted by computing.co.uk:

Web’s Inventor “Disturbed” By Current State of Creation

The inventor of the web is not thrilled with the current state of his creation or the direction it’s taking. Tim Berners-Lee has released a new report at Scientific American, entitled Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality, with the subtitle: "The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending."

Web Founder Still Creatively Vague

The World Wide Web turned 20 years old last Friday, and its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, says its potential is hardly reached. His next vision, a vision he’s been talking about for years, is the Semantic Web, which on the surface seems as simple as herding cats. But don’t let the specifics bog down a perfectly good concept with just the right amount of vagueness to drive it forward.

Can Tim Berners-Lee Change The World Again?

Close to twenty years ago Tim Berners-Lee changed the world. He may, judging by a recent speech before the Knight Foundation, amend that to say it was the developed world that was changed, and not entirely for the greater good. There is still the optimistic sense, though, that the Web is a work largely unfinished, leaving lots of good to be done.

Berners-Lee Envisions Web As Tool For Worldwide Good

He wasn’t referring to their habit of pooping and puking everywhere; the way in which babies cry and scream also doesn’t apply.  But in any event, Tim Berners-Lee recently said that the Web is "still in its infancy."

Panel Puts Out List Of Top Influences On Technology

Before we get into the details, please keep in mind that no one from WebProNews had any part in making this list.  But a list of influential people in technology is indeed out, and it puts Tim Berners-Lee, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page in the top three.Panel Puts Out List Of Top Influences On Technology

Arguing The Semantic Web: Dead Or Just Not Alive?
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The language used to describe the Semantic Web is complicated enough – at a glance, it looks a bit quantum theory-ish, just enough to make your eyes roll back into your head to look for ways to kill themselves – but Tim Berners-Lee, who’s responsible for all those Ws littering your URLs, inspired enough faith that whatever the Semantic Web was, it could be accomplished.