World Wide Web Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: World Wide Web Foundation
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Berners-Lee calls out governments and ISPs over online snooping, net neutrality

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has spoken about the importance of net neutrality, making data open and sharable, and a need for the public to hold governments to account over their online surveillance activities .Speaking at a press Q&A at IP Expo, ... [Published TechRadar.com - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

World in a week: new research suggests HIV pandemic started in DRC

Scientists say that Congolese migration from the 1920s helped spread HIV. Photograph: PHIL MOORE/AFP/ Good week forRed Mariposas de Alas Nuevas Construyendo Futuro , a Colombian women’s rights network , who have won the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Awar ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

World Wide Web reaches one billion websites

The World Wide Web has grown from one website in 1991 to more than one billion websites in 2014, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.The milestone was reached on Sept. 16, but given the monthly fluctuations ... [Published University Daily - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Speaker profiles for The Every Second Counts Forum

Maggie Aderin-Pocock. Photograph: Richard Saker Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, research fellow, UCL Department of Science & Technology StudiesDr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience and demonstrating ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

WWW Inventor Calls For Online Bill Of Rights

By MINASir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web has spoken out against world governments and corporations, which he says are seeking to control the web for their own gain.He called for a revolutionary bill of rights to guaranty the web’s ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Web faces powerful threat - Sir Tim

The inventor of the world wide web said he is fighting a growing battle to keep the internet out of the hands of powerful people who threaten its freedom.Sir Tim Berners-Lee said he is up against "big companies" who want to tweak the laws to have "tremendous" ... [Published BT.com - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Can ordinary people get fired up over internet governance? Web We Want festival says yes

This weekend will see the start of the Web We Want festival at London’s Southbank Centre. Its organizers hope it will spark a movement that’s in some ways comparable to environmentalism.That may be a tall order, but — as I reported back in March – the ... [Published GigaOM - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Dominican Republic : INDOTEL inks MoU with A4AI

A worldwide coalition working to make broadband affordable for all, the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has entered into a formal MoU with Dominican Republic s telecoms regulator Indotel.The agreement makes The Dominican Republic the first Latin ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Indotel signs MoU with Alliance for Affordable Intenet

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all, has signed a formal MoU with Dominican Republic's telecoms regulator Indotel. Through this agreement, The Dominican Republic has become the first ... [Published Telecompaper - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Internet Is Now One Billion Websites Deep

Have you ever wondered, “How big is the internet?” Well, according to the New York Daily News , the internet now contains a whopping one billion websites . This figure comes from Internet Live Stats, a real-time monitor that tracks the number of websites ... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource the Web We Want Festival

Web We Want/Southbank Centre Festival. Image used with permission. Twenty-five years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and gave it to the world. To mark this anniversary, we are building a major new three-part festival at Southbank ... [Published Global Voices Online - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracking of surveillance legislation

The World Wide Web Foundation and the U.K. Law Society have both strongly criticized the British government for attempting to fast-track the new Data Retention and Investigation Powers (DRIP) Act , which is meant to keep existing surveillance powers ... [Published GigaOM - Jul 11 2014]

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"If you look at the market, phones are getting cheaper and data more accessible, but it's going to take a long time," he said. "The World Wide Web Foundation and others noticed a problem in that it can cost a serious proportion of your entire income to get connected. It's a question of how do we move faster and fairer, making sure that it's not just for the well-off."
"Now some things are of course just illegal, child pornography, fraud, telling someone how to rob a bank, that's illegal before the web and it's illegal after the web."
"This year I would like us to have the global Magna Carta unveiled and that means in this country we need to participate in a global Magna Carta and translate it into a large number of languages" , he said
Jude Kelly, the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, said: "Inspired by the pioneering work of the World Wide Web Foundation, we have created this festival because we believe the Web holds the key to many of the questions facing humanity today. This festival will be a platform for artists, thinkers and many others to come together to discuss and define what is the web we want."

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Berners-Lee calls out governments and ISPs over... [Published TechRadar.com - Oct 08 2014]
World in a week: new research suggests HIV pand... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 03 2014]
“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet... [Published Global Voices Online - Oct 01 2014]
World Wide Web reaches one billion websites [Published University Daily - Oct 01 2014]
Speaker profiles for The Every Second Counts Forum [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 30 2014]
WWW Inventor Calls For Online Bill Of Rights [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 30 2014]
Web faces powerful threat - Sir Tim [Published BT.com - Sep 27 2014]
Can ordinary people get fired up over internet ... [Published GigaOM - Sep 26 2014]
Dominican Republic : INDOTEL inks MoU with A4AI [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Sep 26 2014]
Indotel signs MoU with Alliance for Affordable ... [Published Telecompaper - Sep 22 2014]
The Internet Is Now One Billion Websites Deep [Published Inquisitr - Sep 18 2014]
Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource t... [Published Global Voices Online - Sep 04 2014]
Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracki... [Published GigaOM - Jul 11 2014]
Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracki... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 11 2014]
Is open data improving governance? [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jun 26 2014]
Building the Evidence Base for Open Data [Published Global Health Policy - May 15 2014]
Internet founder's Magna Carta plea [Published TalkTalk - May 07 2014]
Pesco on the "World Wide Weird" [Published Boing Boing - May 07 2014]
Web in danger of Facebook 'takeover' [Published Telegraph - May 07 2014]
Surveillance, ICANN transition dominate Brazil ... [Published Techworld.com - Apr 25 2014]
Sweden tops Berners-Lee’s Web Index survey [Published Topnews.in - Sep 06 2012]
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“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet... [Published Global Voices Online - Oct 01 2014]
Internet Ungovernance Forum poster, used with permission. Billed as the highlight of the year on the Internet policy conference circuit, the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum is a supposedly indispensable annual meeting about the Internet and ...
Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource t... [Published Global Voices Online - Sep 04 2014]
Web We Want/Southbank Centre Festival. Image used with permission. Twenty-five years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and gave it to the world. To mark this anniversary, we are building a major new three-part festival at Southbank ...
Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracki... [Published GigaOM - Jul 11 2014]
The World Wide Web Foundation and the U.K. Law Society have both strongly criticized the British government for attempting to fast-track the new Data Retention and Investigation Powers (DRIP) Act , which is meant to keep existing surveillance powers ...
Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracki... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 11 2014]
The World Wide Web Foundation and the U.K. Law Society have both strongly criticized the British government for attempting to fast-track the new Data Retention and Investigation Powers (DRIP) Act , which is meant to keep existing surveillance powers ...
Is open data improving governance? [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jun 26 2014]
The concept of open data is a simple and attractive one: the information that governments amass as they go about their business should be available for citizens to pour over, helping them solve problems and hold politicians to account.But are the governments ...
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