Author Topic: At age 30, World Wide Web is ‘not the web we wanted’ (Berners-Lee)  (Read 400 times)

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Offline Sanguine

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GENEVA (AP) — At the ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its creator says, trumpeting a call to make it better for humanity.

Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday joined a celebration of the Web and reminisced about his invention at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, starting with a proposal published on March 12, 1989. It opened the way to a technological revolution that has transformed the way people buy goods, share ideas, get information and much more.

It’s also become a place where tech titans scoop up personal data, rival governments spy and seek to scuttle elections, and hate speech and vitriol have thrived — taking the Web far from its roots as a space for progress-oriented minds to collaborate.....

https://apnews.com/1a944fcf10c445f2a87fcd5c2d0320e5
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Offline Joe Wooten

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He forgot to mention the interweb's biggest use - as a porn conduit......


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