Tuesday, 21 May, 2019


At 30, World Wide Web 'not the web we wanted,' inventor says

At 30, World Wide Web 'not the web we wanted,' inventor says At 30, World Wide Web 'not the web we wanted,' inventor says
Melba Vasquez | 15 March, 2019, 09:27

It was born in March 1989 in the form of a proposal for how the world's largest physics lab, CERN, could efficiently store its data.

He said that governments, technology companies and web users around the world have to make their contributions to make the web safer in the next 30 years.

Berners-Lee worked at CERN in the 1980s as a young software engineer.

In an open letter, Berners-Lee has called for global efforts to tackle state-sponsored hacking, crime and abusive language on the Internet.

The internet, which is a network of networks formed of computers, existed long before the World Wide Web.

The World Wide Web Foundation is now developing what it calls a Contract for the Web, which aims to ensure access to the internet is recognised as a human right - built for the public good.

"Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web founderBerners-Lee has long advocated for strong digital rights, an open internet, and breaking up corporate tech giants".

All those web pages, photos, videos and any kind of content on the online platform can be called World Wide Web, which you can access through a browser.

Berners-Lee explained on CERN's role during the birth of the WWW, which he said was largely attributed to the diversity and freedom of research at the institution. He is a professor of practice in Information Systems & Management at the Warwick Business School.

Berners-Lee said the web had clearly created great opportunities for humanity to progress and made life easier for millions of people.

The Contract for the Web seeks a collaboration among governments, companies and citizens.

"It is understandable that many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good", said Berners-Lee.

Berners-Lee identified three major "sources of dysfunction" affecting the web: deliberate malicious intent, system design and unintended negative consequences of benevolent design.

Help could also be provided by the Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim, which is now working with governments, companies and citizens to build a new Contract for the Web, which looks to establish concrete "norms, laws and standards" for the Web. "The Web is the most impactful innovation of our time".

Notably, in a blog post announcing the internet's 30th anniversary, Google makes an effort to head off any possible pedantic ramblings regarding the web versus the internet.

"The contract for the web must not be a list of quick fixes but a process that signals a shift in how we understand our relationship with our online community", he says.

Recommended

loading...
...

Court rules Remington can be sued related to Sandy Hook shooting Court rules Remington can be sued related to Sandy Hook shooting Because this decision involves interpretation of a federal statute, the gunmaker will nearly certainly appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Remington could also prevail at a trial, so this is just a first step toward manufacturer liability.

World Rugby proposal on the slide World Rugby proposal on the slide Top English and French clubs have hinted at possible legal action against World Rugby's proposals for a world league. We have an opportunity to change the landscape of the game for the long-term betterment of all unions.

Airline apologizes for making woman 'cover up' Airline apologizes for making woman 'cover up' Her humiliation was intensified, she said, when someone from the airline made comments over the speaker about the situation. She uploaded a photo of her outfit, which shows her wearing high waisted orange pants and a black strappy crop top.

Naomi Osaka Thrashed By Belinda Bencic In Indian Wells 2019 Naomi Osaka Thrashed By Belinda Bencic In Indian Wells 2019 The world No. 23 player will next battle against fifth seed player Karolina Pliskova for her place in the semi-finals. After winning the Australian Open, Osaka shocked the tennis world by parting ways with her coach Sascha Bajin.

New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson Taken to Hospital New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson Taken to Hospital Wagner then nabbed Taijul Islam with a short ball that hit the gloves and floated to silly point for an easy catch by Tom Latham. New Zealand were 275/3 midway between lunch and tea on the fourth day to lead Bangladesh by 64 on the first innings.

Android Q’s Desktop Mode is real, here’s your first look Android Q’s Desktop Mode is real, here’s your first look Given the current smartphone design direction of more screen and less bezel, it's unlikely Google has dropped the idea completely. Under the Wi-Fi section, you can share the password in the form of a QR code, or read one such QR code to connect to Wi-Fi.

Teddy Bridgewater meeting with Dolphins, report says Teddy Bridgewater meeting with Dolphins, report says The 26-year-old Bridgewater, who served as New Orleans' backup for Drew Brees , appeared in five games with one start last season. Bridgewater was drafted in the first round of the 2014 National Football League draft by the Minnesota Vikings .

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Officially Split Households From Kate Middleton & Prince William Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Officially Split Households From Kate Middleton & Prince William It will coincide with the move of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor before their baby arrives. Meghan's female bodyguard was next to quit and now her private secretary Amy Pickerill is stepping down.

Sanders spokeswoman apologizes for alleged anti-Semitic remark Sanders spokeswoman apologizes for alleged anti-Semitic remark It is a tall task to unseat Omar, however, considering only two House members from Minnesota have ever lost primaries. She deleted the Facebook posts after Politico confronted her about her remarks.

Footover Bridge at CSMT near Times of India building collapses Footover Bridge at CSMT near Times of India building collapses Following the mishap, the civic body made a decision to undertake a structural audit of all the bridges in the city. At around 7:30 pm, the commuters were on their way back to the home when suddenly, a part of the bridge fell down.

Jung Joon-young: K-pop star quits over secret sex videos Jung Joon-young: K-pop star quits over secret sex videos According to The Guardian , Seungri of boyband BigBang, is being accused of supplying prostitutes to the investors he works with. Jung Joon Young announced that as a result of these shocking allegations, he would step down from the music industry for good.

Caribbean Airlines reassures public amid concerns over Boeing Max 8 planes Caribbean Airlines reassures public amid concerns over Boeing Max 8 planes He said the FAA has 'always been a very cooperative, data-driven group, and now that seems to have kind of gone to the wayside'. The BEA isn't saying how long it will take to analyse the recorders - which are actually orange, despite their nickname.

Huawei once again uses DSLR photos - Hardware Huawei once again uses DSLR photos - Hardware The codenames for the three P30 phones are ELE-L29 for the P30, VOG-L29 for the P30 Pro , and MAR-LX2 for the P30 Lite . It could be for a single Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor that's meant for 3D face recognition rather than taking photos .

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher; Boeing falls again Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher; Boeing falls again Analyst Mark Kelley, in a note to clients, noted that customers were focusing on messaging and Facebook's stories format. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.5 percent to 28,776.10, while the Shanghai Composite dipped 0.8 percent at 3,035.15.

Massive MLB Rule Changes for 2019 and 2020 Become Official Massive MLB Rule Changes for 2019 and 2020 Become Official Starting with games later this month, mound visits will be decreased from six to five and commercial breaks will be shortened. The league announced Thursday that several new changes have been implemented, which will start opening day this season.