Will the Internet of Thing replace the web?

Apple stores can already pinpoint your location with unprecedented accuracy.

2014 will be the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives. But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from souped-up gadgets that track our every move to a world that predicts our actions and emotions.

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Tim Berners-Lee denounces encryption cracking by spy agencies

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The computer scientist who created the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart,GCHQ. He warns that the system of checks and balances that oversee the agencies has failed.

 

 

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Personalized web is transforming our relationship with technology

Google Now has a near-magical ability to anticipate the information you’ll need throughout a day.

Social media sites already add a personal layer to our online experience.  Next-generation web services now tapping the power of the cloud and massive data sets to bring us a new level of personalization in recommendations and behavioral predictions.

 

 

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Berners-Lee warns that governments and companies are ‘trying to take control’ of the internet

Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, says the internet is facing a “major” threat from “people who want to control it on the sly” through “worrying laws” such as SOPA, the US anti-piracy act, and through the actions of internet giants.

 

 

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Google is working on new technology to eradicate child porn from the internet

Google is working on fighting child porn on the web with new technology.

Google, the search and mobile superpower, is working on new technology that would effectively purge all images of child pornography and abuse from most of the Web.

 

 

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Why the whole history of the web is wrong

About 43.5 percent of our social traffic are social networks we know.

In the early days of the web, pages of information linked to each other. Then along came web crawlers that helped you find what you wanted among all that information. Around 2003 or 2004, the social web really kicked into gear, and thereafter the web’s users began to connect with each other more and more often. Hence Web 2.0, Wikipedia, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. This is the dominant history of the web as seen, for example, in this Wikipedia entry on the ‘Social Web.’

 

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The Slow Web Movement

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Jack Cheng: One of the better spots to enjoy a bowl of ramen noodles here in New York is Minca, in the East Village. Minca is the kind of place just out of the way enough that as you’re about to get there, you start wondering if you’ve already passed it. A bowl of noodles at Minca isn’t quite as neatly put together as those of other ramen establishments in the city, but it is without a doubt among the tastiest. There’s a home-cooked quality to a bowl of noodles at Minca. And there’s a homey vibe to the restaurant. Minca is a good place to meet a friend and sit and talk and eat and drink, and eat and talk and sit and drink some more.

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