GOOGLE WHACK Philip Hammond will introduce a Digital Services Tax in crackdown on tax-dodging web giants
TAX-DODGING tech giants will be forced to stump up more under the Chancellor’s 21st-century blueprint to defeat Corbynism.Philip Hammond delighted Tory conference activists with his surprise vow to introduce a Digital Services Tax.The levy on international profits made from users in Britain by ­California-based giants such as Facebook and Google will recoup hundreds of millions of pounds.Mr Hammon... [Read More]
Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web | TED Talk
“What a wonderful gift Tim has given with this talk, and with his ongoing fight for online freedom. Tim shows us how we must first struggle against a complacent user base if the internet is to remain free. Hopefully enough of us do care enough to stand up!”Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neut... [Read More]
Image of Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web | Technology | The Guardian
Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web | Technology | The Guardian
The story that broke early last month that Google would again cooperate with Chinese authorities to run a censored version of its search engine, something the tech giant has neither confirmed nor denied, had ironic timing. The same day, a group of 800 web builders and others – among them Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web – were meeting in San Francisco to discuss a grand idea to circ... [Read More]
Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a crisp autumn day in Boston, where Berners-Lee works out of an office above a boxing gym. After politely offering me a cup of coffee, he leads us into a sparse conference room. At one end of a long table is a battered laptop covered with stic... [Read More]