As the web turns 30, its creator offers a message of hope for its future

  The web is turning 30 on Tuesday, but its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, is already looking ahead to the next 30 years. In his annual letter on the web’s birthday, Berners-Lee spent less time reflecting on how the web has developed over the past three decades, and instead expressed optimism about what can be achieved inRead More

Google Doodle celebrates America’s workers on Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle didn’t take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day. It’s been a federal holiday since 1894 — when it was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland — and Americans traditionally celebrate by holding barbecues and parades, going on picnics, attending block parties and taking trips toRead More

Instagram could be in for big changes as its creators quit

Social media giant Facebook takes yet another hit as Instagram’s cofounders announced that they would be quitting the company in a few weeks. The pair handed in their resignations on Monday. Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, who developed the popular photo-sharing app in 2010, confirmed their departure today. This impending exit of Instagram founders isRead More

Wi-Fi access only granted to students in China after they solve a puzzle

There’s no such thing as a free lunch in this world. Now apparently the same goes for Wi-Fi.   Students in the cafeteria at China’s Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics must solve a calculus equation to get the school Wi-Fi password, state media Global Times reported Sunday. The password lies within the answer to theRead More

Twitter under investigation for allegedly refusing to reveal how it tracks you

Twitter is being investigated by Irish data protection authorities about how it tracks people when they click links. The social network is under examination by the Data Protection Commission in Ireland, where the company has its European headquarters, Fortune reported Friday. The investigation was sparked by a complaint that Twitter may not be complying with strict newRead More

Why rural areas can’t catch a break on speedy broadband

This is part of CNET’s ‘Crossing the Broadband Divide’ series exploring the challenges of getting internet access to everyone. When Galen Manners was offered a promotion at his job, he didn’t want to relocate to the big city from his family in rural Kansas, where he helped his two brothers run their 2,000-acre farm inRead More

Space Force plans blasted with Twitter Star Wars snark

US President Donald Trump is really, truly serious about starting up a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. That realization has caused Twitter to mobilize and set its snark-phasers to fun-stun.   Twitter took advantage of Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Pentagon on Thursday to tackle Space Force with sci-fi references.Read More

UK, Canadian politicians push for Mark Zuckerberg privacy hearing

  Politicians from the UK and Canada want to hear from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a joint hearing in London next month, the latest effort to get him to testify in Britain.   The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and its Canadian counterpart wrote to Zuckerberg on Wednesday. Damien Collins, a memberRead More

Amazon’s new shopping experiment is Scout, and you can try it now

  Amazon’s is testing a new tool called Scout that recommends products based on your likes and dislikes. The tool is available now, though it’s not clear when it launched. CNBC reported on it earlier Wednesday.   Shoppers can scroll through images of furniture; kitchen and dining items; home decor; indoor and outdoor furniture; bedding; lightingRead More

Net neutrality is really, officially dead. Now what?

The Obama era net neutrality rules proved short-lived, lasting briefly from 2015 to 2018.  Many people agree with the basic principle of net neutrality – broadly the idea that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally – but plans for realizing that uncontroversial concept were a lightning rod for conflict. Behind the clash:Read More

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