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Tim Berners-Lee plans to re-decentralize the web

Professor Tim Berners-Lee has lifted the veil off a project called Solid, which is an attempt to re-decentralize the World Wide Web and is run from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bhutan chooses new party to form government

Thimpu - Bhutan's voters on Thursday gave an overwhelming victory to a new party headed by a surgeon in only the third democratic election held by the Himalayan kingdom, according to provisional results.

'I could not fight him off,' accuser tells Cosby retrial

Norristown - The Canadian massage therapist Bill Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting 14 years ago testified Friday that she went "limp and could not fight him off.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for 'regulatory framework' for big tech

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said the web is "under threat" from giant tech firms. Writing for the Web Foundation on the 29th birthday of the web, he said regulation may be required to prevent tech giants from interfering with the "open, creative space."

Google brings Snapchat Stories to the web through its AMP scheme

Google's announced an expansion of its AMP website format. It will allow publishers to create tap-through mobile "stories" akin to those found on Snapchat. Google said it's tailoring the experience to develop a format for communicating news information.

Internet traffic redirected through Russia in 'suspicious' event

Traffic to some of the world's top web services was briefly routed through an "unused" ISP in Russia this week. Researchers have described the unexplained event as "suspicious" and "intentional." Facebook, Google and Microsoft were amongst those impacted.

FCC, FTC detail what will happen if net neutrality gets repealed

The FCC and FTC have published a draft agreement that outlines how the agencies will collaborate if net neutrality gets repealed. They will share jurisdiction of ISPs, with the FCC responsible for reviewing complaints. Both bodies will meet regularly.

Internet pioneers urge FCC to cancel net neutrality vote

Over 20 pioneers credited with inventing the web have penned a letter to the FCC. The leaders explain how the FCC's intention to repeal net neutrality is based on "flawed and factually inaccurate" understanding of the web, demanding the vote is cancelled.

Vivaldi gets power user tab features in dedicated 'Window Panel'

Vivaldi's announced its latest browser update which this time targets tab power users with a set of new features. The Window Panel lets you manage tabs in a dedicated sidebar, offering a way to navigate through open tabs and recently-closed windows.

Tim Berners-Lee thinks the web's facing a 'nasty storm' of issues

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, has discussed his opinions on net neutrality, fake news and aggressive ads. He said more needs to be done to protect the web's open nature and prevent it being abused, warning "the system is failing."

Google updates its job finder with salary estimates and more

Google's added several new capabilities to its job searching tool as it aims to better rival services such as LinkedIn. The search engine's built-in job finder launched earlier this week and is now being improved with salary estimates and location ranges.

Dell loses control of important domain name to cybersquatters

Dell has suffered an embarrassing cybersecurity incident after it forgot to renew a domain name used by one of its services. Squatters had control of the domain for a month. It's thought it may have been used to distribute malware before Dell regained it.

Adobe Flash to be laid to rest in 2020

Adobe has announced it's to end support for its outdated and insecure Flash Player browser plugin by 2020. The long-anticipated decision will force websites and apps that still rely on Flash to transition to new modern standards based on open technology.

New way of tracking users across different web browsers

Technologists have developed a new way of connecting user information across different web browsers. This is by utilizing operating system and hardware level factors. The success rate is over 99 percent.

Google's latest HTTPS report shows the web is getting more secure

Google has released its latest HTTPS Transparency Report, indicating how many websites are migrating their servers to use secure connections. Significant progress has been made in the past 18 months, keeping data protected and users safe online.

Google Noto is a font with every language in human history

Google has announced the most ambitious font creation project ever undertaken. In collaboration with foundry Monotype, the company has created a font family that includes every character and language in history, a single unified font for all.

Google to phase out Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Google has announced it will discontinue support for in-browser Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs in 2018. It launched Chrome apps to allow developers to build rich online experiences, but it admits better solutions are now available.

British Olympian Ennis-Hill calls for global doping 'clean up'

Rio De Janeiro - British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill calls for a worldwide rethink on doping after the Rio Olympics were plagued by drugs scandals including the suspension of Russia's entire athletics team.

Is it time for a 'digital detox'?

London - Are some of us spending too much time online? Is taking a little bit of time for a 'digital detox' good for our health? A new survey suggests a sizable number of people opt to do this, whereas others suffer the ill-effects of too much 'net time.

Mozilla celebrates 10,000 days of the web

Mozilla is looking for supporters to help it celebrate 10,000 days of the web. The company has created a Thunderclap campaign, allowing users to join it in appreciating what the web has achieved. It was proposed at CERN exactly 10,000 days ago.

Op-Ed: How will the Google 2016 algorithm change affect our content?

At the beginning of 2016, Google announced a core update of its famous Truth Algorithm. Since most of the real changes of the ranking metrics are still a secret, what the factual effects we experienced so far are, and how is this affecting our content?

Opera gets a built-in ad blocker, dramatically boosts performance

Opera has announced that a major update to its web browser will include a native ad blocker, the first in the industry. The company says it will speed up websites and improve user experience, claiming a built-in blocker is more effective than plugins.

Internet Explorer update adds banners to advertise Windows 10

Some users of Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and 8.1 have discovered banner advertisements have begun appearing inside the web browser. The adverts market Windows 10, attempting to convince users to upgrade in yet another unwelcome marketing push.

The power of the Physical Web is now available to Android users

The Android version of Google's Chrome web browser now includes support for the Physical Web, the concept of real devices sending notifications and alerts to the phone in your pocket. Google says Physical Web beacons are becoming more widespread.

Opera receives $1.2 billion buyout offer, accepts the deal

Internet company Opera has confirmed it has been approached by a consortium of Chinese firms interested in purchasing it for $1.2 billion. Opera, best known for the web browser of the same name, has indicated it will accept the offer.

Brave web browser has automatic ad block, built by ex-Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich, founder and ex-CEO of Mozilla, has announced a new web browser for desktop and mobile devices that blocks adverts by default, replacing annoying and intrusive ones with ads more applicable to the user.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

340m PC users thrown 'hot potato' as Microsoft pulls plug on IE 8

Microsoft has followed through on its plans to end support for old versions of its Internet Explorer web browser and Windows operating system today. The move, described by experts as a "hot potato," puts as many as 340 million Internet users at risk.

Google Chrome can now save up to 70 percent of your mobile data

The Android version of Google's popular Chrome browser now features an enhanced Data Saver mode which can reduce mobile data usage by as much as 70 percent. It is supposed to improve performance on slow networks and lower bills.

Google 'experiment' lets you stream Android apps from the web

An update to the Google search app on Android devices has enabled a new feature that lets users stream apps from the Internet if they don't already have them installed, opening the door to richer search experiences and marking a new first for Android.
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