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World Wide Web's inventor warns it's in peril

     
12:14 pm on Mar 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said the impact of fake news is increasingly concerning, as he unveiled plans to tackle "unethical" political advertising and the harvesting of data.
[telegraph.co.uk...]
11:44 am on Mar 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Not just the Web, but the way some think that our data is theirs to do with what they wish, and to fail to provide adequate security and protection of privacy.
He's correct, and there could be a backlash.
9:37 pm on Mar 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Goes further back. We're two, perhaps three generations into nanny state instruction for the little tykes who grow up to play on the net, and they are becoming "leaders".

It ain't the web that's going wrong, kiddies.

Fake news is not new. and Timmy has been drinking too much koolaid.