Facebook’s decision to shut off sharing of Australian news made headlines across the nation.
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The internet of 2021 is not the open public sphere that early visionaries had imagined.
The web’s inventor believes the liberation of our data will help redistribute power on the internet.
The code could require Google and Facebook to pay up for simply including links to news articles from other sites. This has never been a requirement on the web.
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech marking 30 years since its creation, March 12 2019.
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Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
Tim Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, an organisation which aims to develop international standards for the web.
The father of the web wants to address issues including malicious content circulation, misinformation, and the polarisation of online debate. But the methods he is proposing aren’t great.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
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