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Tim Berners-Lee: ‘Stop web’s downward plunge to dysfunctional future’

Global action is required to tackle the web's "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future", its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC. He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for the web. Sir Tim said people had realised how their data could be "manipulated" [...]

By |2019-03-18T16:36:21+11:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tim Cook Blasts ‘Weaponisation’ of Personal Data and Praises GDPR

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has demanded a tough new US data protection law, in an unusual speech in Europe. Referring to the misuse of "deeply personal" data, he said it was being "weaponised against us with military efficiency". "We shouldn't sugar-coat the consequences," he added. "This is surveillance." The strongly-worded speech presented a striking [...]

By |2018-10-29T11:07:15+11:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Big Data Crushes Anti-Vaccination Movement

For years it’s been relatively easy to ignite medical controversy with emotional but often anecdotal evidence. TV is a popular format for doing just that. It’s quick, colorful and dramatic and increasingly in high-def and big-screen. Add a well known celebrity or two and the effects can be powerful, long term and hard to refute. [...]