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Tech companies should be more transparent about how computer algorithms make decisions that affect people's lives, the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee said on Nov 12.
Google blocked a privacy push at the main organisation that decides how the world wide web works, according to a recent vote that isolated the internet giant from others involved in the process.
On the 30th anniversary of the birth of the World Wide Web, here is a look back at the development of the Internet, now used by billions of people.
The Web’s inventor knows his revolutionary innovation is coming of age, and doesn’t always like what he sees: state-sponsored hacking, invasion of privacy, online harassment, hate speech and misinformation among the ills of its “digital adolescence”.
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on March 11 slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for Internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data.
The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on March 11, marking the 30th anniversary of the collaborative software project his supervisor initially dubbed "vague but exciting".
Worldwide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee said on March 5 he is on a mission to fix the problems of online abuse, misinformation and data protection that were not envisioned when the system was created decades earlier.
Thirty years ago this month, a young British software engineer working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity.
Social networks need better regulation to stop them spreading “fake news” and undermining democracy, disillusioned tech pioneers said at an industry conference that closed in Lisbon on Nov 8.
Europe’s largest tech event, the Web Summit, gets underway in Lisbon on Nov 5 amid a backlash over Internet firms’ role in spreading “fake news” and how they use consumer data.