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Web inventor Berners-Lee launches plan to stop internet abuse

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'If we don't act now – and act together – to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering' its potential for good, Tim Berners-Lee says

STOPPING INTERNET ABUSE. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech during an event marking 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

As the web turns 30, is it an 'out-of-control monster?'

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee warns his creation has been 'hijacked by crooks' that may spell its destruction

TIM BERNERS-LEE. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee from the Web Foundation addresses the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on November 5, 2018. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

Inventor of World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee developing decentralized internet

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'The project aims to create an internet that does not ask users to give out their personal data to 'powerful forces who use it for their own agenda,'' says Berners-Lee

BERNERS-LEE. British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, gives a speech on April 18, 2012 in Lyon, central France, during the World Wide Web 2012 international conference on April 18, 2012 in Lyon. File photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

How are women's rights measured online?

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online despite the high social media penetration in the country But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this

GAP. The Foundation for Media Alternatives gives Philippines a score of 5 out of 10 in its Digital Gender Report Card.

In a time of trolls, PH journalists urged to ‘come together’

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

How can you be objective in a world where being objective means you are hated for your job? asks Rappler reporter Pia Ranada during the 2030 Social Good Summit

FIGHTING TROLLS. Journalists Pia Ranada (3rd from left) and Vergel Santos (2nd from right) talk about the onslaught of hate messages journalists are receiving from the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bots, paid trolls are 'purveyors of artificial ignorance'

Sep 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Internet is not so much as public debate anymore as it is a screaming match says Vince Lazatin of the Transparency and Accountability Network

TECH AND PUBLIC DEBATE PANEL. From left to right: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Transparency and Accountability NEtwork's Vince Lazatin, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility's Vergel Santos, and Thinking Machines founder Stephanie Sy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet

Sep 28, 2014 - 7:59 AM

Tim Berners Lee a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago calls for a bill of rights that will guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users privacy

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate committee hearing on slow PH Internet connection

May 28, 2014 - 12:16 PM

With the Philippines average Internet speed ranking 155th in 190 countries the senate committee on trade talks about gov t s role in its improvement

File photo by Senate PRIB

TechRap: LG G Pro 2 hands-on

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Will Flappy Bird fly again? The Nokia X and Sony Xperia Z2 arrive in PH We go up close and personal with LG’s newest Phablet the G Pro 2

US to relinquish key oversight role for Internet

Mar 15, 2014 - 8:29 AM

UPDATED The move marks the final phase of the privatization of the Internet domain system according to a statement from the US government

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

Mar 09, 2014 - 12:24 PM

An obscure young computer scientist at a European physics lab presented the idea of internet in his technical paper on March 1989

CERN recreates world's 1st website

Apr 30, 2013 - 5:44 PM

CERN celebrates 20 years of the Web

BACK IN 1993. The world wide web looked like this. Screen shot from CERN

Web inventor says governments stifling net freedom

Jan 26, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Tim Berners Lee the inventor of the world wide web warns the cybersecurity deal signed at the World Economic Forum limits Internet freedom

Internet users and the free and open Web

Dec 08, 2012 - 12:38 PM

An Internet devoid of freedom and openness has far reaching implications that impacts everyone

ONLINE REGULATION. When the threat of Internet regulation looms, how will you react?