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Web founder calls for online ‘Magna Carta’ to protect users from governments

LONDON (Reuters) – The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, called on Wednesday for bill of rights to protect freedom of speech on the Internet and users’ rights after leaks about government surveillance of online activity. Exactly 25 years since the London-born computer scientist invented the web, Berners-Lee…

Al Gore’s World Wide Web celebrates twenty-fifth birthday

World Wide Web turns 25 years old (via AFP) Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to…

Internet for all: Tech alliance seeks affordable web access for the poor

Accessing the Internet in the developing world is unnecessarily expensive, partly due to government policies that hinder competition and should be scrapped, a new alliance backed by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft said Monday. The Alliance for Affordable Internet, which launched in Nigeria’s capital, said it will push for an “open,…

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