THE inventor of the world wide web has called on the public and politicians to help stamp out online dangers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee hailed the web on its 30th anniversary but also warned of an increase in malicious and offensive content. And he highlighted several causes for concern — state-sponsored hacking, crime and harassment, clickbait and the viral spread of misinformation. Many of the world's largest web-based companies, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, have come under scrutiny in recent years over data privacy issues and the rising spread of malicious and offensive content. Sir Tim, 63, said: “If we give up on building a better web, then the web will not have failed us — we will have failed the web.” He also called for action over the “unintended negative consequences” of the internet. Sir Tim created the web as an information management system in 1989 at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. Half of the world’s … [Read more...] about World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls on society to help stamp out state-sponsored hacking, crime and clickbait
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News / UK and world by Press Association March 11, 2019, 9:02 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter When Sir Tim Berners-Lee, an Oxford University graduate, submitted his initial proposal for an information management system to colleagues at CERN 30 years ago, it is unlikely he knew the power the Web would wield and the impact it would have on society. Ahead of its anniversary, here is a look at the history of the early Web and its creation: – March 1989 Information Management: A proposal written by Tim Berners-Lee and circulated for comments at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN. – October 1990 Sir Tim starts work on a hypertext graphical user interface (GUI) browser and editor using a NeXT Cube computer and the NeXTStep development environment programme. He chooses “WorldWideWeb” as the name for the project. – August 1991 The files on the project are made available on the internet. – May 1992 … [Read more...] about How was the World Wide Web created?
News / UK and world by Press Association March 11, 2019, 9:02 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter March 12 marks a significant milestone in British technology with the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. In 1989, working at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for information management that would go on to transform the way people communicate and consume information. Here are some interesting facts about the World Wide Web: – The World Wide Web was developed out of frustration Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web because he was frustrated to have to constantly log on to a different computer every time he wanted to access different information not on his main computer. – ‘Vague but exciting’ Sir Tim’s boss at CERN, Mike Sendall, left three short but powerful words when he first received the proposal paper for the World Wide Web: “Vague but … [Read more...] about 7 things to know about the World Wide Web as it celebrates 30 years
THE World Wide Web has transformed the world into a global village and revolutionised communication, business and travel. But who is the man who made it all happen, and what's he up to now? As WWW celebrates 30 years, here's what we know about the legendary Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Who is Sir Tim Berners-Lee? The computer scientist is best known for the unrivalled achievement of inventing the World Wide Web. Credited by Time as one of the 100 greatest thinkers of the 20th century, Tim is a famously modest man who has admitted to feeling like "quite an ordinary person". He was born in London on June 8, 1955, to computer scientists Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee. His parents were trailblazers in their own right - working on the first ever commercially built computer, the Ferranti Mark 1. As a child Sir Tim was a keen trainspotter, learning about electronics from messing around with a model railway. From 1973 to 1976 he studied at Queen's College in Oxford, where he gained a … [Read more...] about Who is Sir Tim Berners-Lee and when did he invent the World Wide Web?
World International Affairs Russian authorities are planning to disconnect the entire country from the global internet temporarily, according to reports. The experiment aims to test Russia’s cyber defenses and ensure the nation's internet service, known as Runet, can continue to function in the event of a foreign attack. Officials will verify whether Russia can continue to operate its web service without passing data to and from the outside world. Russian telecom companies will have to re-route all internet traffic to exchange points managed or approved by the Russian telecom supervisor Roskomndazor. It is unclear exactly when the test will be launched, but officials said it is expected to take place over the next several months. The experiment is part of a new draft law known as the Digital Economy National Program. The law will also obligate Russia to create its own Domain Name System (DNS) so it can continue to operate if it loses connection to international servers. The DNS … [Read more...] about Russia Prepares for Cyberwar by Cutting All Domestic Internet From the World Wide Web