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Blockchain and the Web Are Coming Together, Says Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a famous computer scientist and academic who invented the World Wide Web in 1989—so when he talks about new technologies it’s worth paying attention. Today, one of the topics on his mind is blockchain, a revolutionary way of creating permanent, tamper-proof records across a...
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How Open Source Is Advancing the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web, a term coined by World Wide Web (WWW) inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, refers to the concept that all the information in all the websites on the internet should be able to interoperate and communicate. That vision, of a web of knowledge that supplies information to anyone who wants...
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Receives 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. Berners-Lee was cited for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the...
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Three Challenges for the Web, According to its Inventor

Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web has lived up...
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Do We Need a More Open, Private, "Decentralized" Internet?

Is it time to rebuild the Web? That's what Tim Berners-Lee and other Internet pioneers are now saying in response to concerns about censorship, electronic spying and excessive centralization on the Web. Last week, Berners-Lee, the guy who played a leading role in creating the Web in 1989, held a...
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