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The World Wide Web turns 30: our favorite memories from A to Z

On this day 30 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal with the dreary title “Information Management” to his superior at the European physics laboratory CERN. It began by asking how future scientists would keep track of their increasingly large projects. “This proposal provides an answer to such questions,” he …

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Google Doodle celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web, first proposed on March 11th, 1989, by Tim Berners-Lee. While today we use the words “internet” and “web” interchangeably, they actually refer to different things. The internet is the global network of computers that are …

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Elon Musk Says Tweeting Is Free Speech in His SEC Battle

Elon Musk will not go quietly. On Monday night, lawyers representing the Tesla CEO submitted a filing to a federal judge in New York arguing that she should deny the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to hold Musk in contempt of court for—what else?—a tweet. Musk’s legal team argued the …

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How traffic lights might talk to your next car

On a Monday night in Washington, I easily rolled through an intersection in a new Audi A8. The next traffic light at the end of a block of Pennsylvania Avenue was glowing a steady green. But instead of keeping my foot on the gas, I took it off. The car …

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Why people think their phones are listening to them

Every day, it seems like people are quitting social media for one reason or another — including fatigue and privacy concerns. Recently, one of my coworkers even told me he had stopped using Instagram because he believed it was listening in on his conversations. His proof? He had been talking …

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Tim Berners-Lee says we can still save the web

The World Wide Web is 30 years old tomorrow. A day earlier, its founder, English engineer and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, first proposed the system that would become the WWW on March 11th, 1989. To acknowledge the anniversary, he’s revisited his ideas about the internet in a new letter published …

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