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Father of the Web Confronts His Creation in the Era of Fake News
The World Wide Web is 28 years old. But these days it often appears to have the growing pains of a teenager. There’s the scourge of fake news, growing pockets of censorship around the world, the fiery debate over net neutrality and more. When teens get ... read more
The father of the Web confronts his creation
while watching the unfolding saga of fake news on the Web and its implications for democracies. “Yeah, I have,” he replied. His concerns during the Web ... has pledged to throw out Obama-era rules mandating that all content on the Internet must ... read more
Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'
the proliferation of fake news, propaganda and the web’s increasing polarisation. The inventor of the world wide web always maintained his creation was a reflection of humanity – the good, the bad and the ugly. But Berners-Lee’s vision for an “open ... read more
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Tim Berners-Lee on the Internet Today: 'The System Is Failing'
the proliferation of fake news, propaganda and the web's increasing polarization. The inventor of the world wide web always maintained his creation was a reflection of humanity -- the good, the bad and the ugly. But Berners-Lee's vision for an "open ... read more
Fake Uber taxi nightmare in Johannesburg
“Shortly after departing, two men hiding in the boot pushed the back seats forward and got into the front of the car and stabbed my friend numerous times and bundled his girlfriend into ... phone interview with 702, the father of one of the victims ... read more
Communism in colour: Vivid photographs portray life in the Soviet Union in the final year of the Stalin era
The ruthless dictator is estimated to have been responsible for the deaths of over 20million of his own people through purges, famine and forced labour camps, known as gulags. It is thought that around 14.5million needlessly starved to death and 9.5million ... read more
This Week In The Business: Shooting Nazis In 2017
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan says it sometimes feels like there’s no winning against toxic players in his game’s community. QUOTE | “I’d like to apologize on behalf of Riot to both Tyler1 and the community for this. We will be taking action ... read more
Saudi Arabia: Night of the long knives
On Saturday, following the creation of an anti-corruption ... move by the crown prince, known by his initials MBS, to strengthen his own position by weakening alternative power blocs. His 81-year-old father remains nominally in charge, but MBS has in ... read more
Why The Spammers Are Winning
But these days, barring the occasional ingenious twist – what if your friend really did have his wallet stolen at the airport, and needs cash? – you'd be forgiven for concluding that the era of ... the creation of vast armies of fake Twitter followers. read more
The history of computers
Charles Babbage is seen by many as the "father of computing", and his Difference Engine and related ... One of the biggest innovations has been the creation of the internet and the world wide web. The concept of an internet – a global system of ... read more