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Just thought it may be worth having a news thread for all things technological and internet related - articles and info that may interest to - or may affect - us members on here…

There are also a fair few Technology based threads in the Media Index Thread (under the Technology section 😉)

 

Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse’:-

A ‘Magna Carta for the web’ will protect people’s rights online from threats such as fake news, prejudice and hate, says founder of the internet.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/05/tim-berners-lee-launches-campaign-to-save-the-web-from-abuse

^ Am intrigued to see how this is meant to work - and if it will actually work (or have an effect)… roll on May 2019 - and anything else that helps meanwhile.

 

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From a couple of weeks ago, though may be of interest who missed it…
 

Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones’:-

Italian investigation found software updates ‘significantly reduced performance’, hastening new purchases.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/24/apple-samsung-fined-for-slowing-down-phones

or…

Finally, someone takes a stand against Apple, Samsung for slowing people’s phones. Just a few million dollars, tho’:-

Smartmobe-borking updates make Italians see red.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/24/apple_samsung_fined/
 

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^ Apologies mate. I’d somehow overlooked your technology thread when coming up with the idea for this one - I’ll keep this thread as more of an ‘IT news’ thread - if good with you? No worries if not - I’ll ask the mods to lock/delete this one if you wish?

 

Facebook quietly admits role in Myanmar killing fields – but fret not, it will do better next time’:-

Social networks played key role in genocide says UN, Amnesty.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/06/facebook_myanmar_report/
 

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Samsung folding smartphone revealed to developers’…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46130071

(with a bit of illustrated history of how mobile phone screens have evolved over the years)
 

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Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel’…

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world’s first super-high definition 8K television channel on Saturday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46403539
 

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Once virtual reality’s perfected and infrared/ultraviolet colour becomes the next fad …

“Okay, I’m goin’, takin’ off. See ya… bye….” — Chip Douglas

“This concludes our broadcast day. Click.” — Chip Douglas

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524474

‘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.’
 

^ an intriguing article (with video - and a few useful links contained within) on how data breaches, hacking and misinformation could be tackled - along with three specific areas of ‘dysfunction’ that he said were harming the web today:-

• malicious activity such as hacking and harassment
• problematic system design such as business models that reward clickbait
• unintended consequences - such as aggressive or polarised discussions

 

and also Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: ‘If we dream a little, we can get the web we want’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/12/tim-berners-lee-on-30-years-of-the-web-if-we-dream-a-little-we-can-get-the-web-we-want
 

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