R.I.P. Internet Explorer

From Today Microsoft will no longer offer support for Internet Explorer (IE) which racked up 11 versions from its debut 22 years ago in 2015. Microsoft had already flagged that it was retiring Internet Explorer for some time but given Microsoft users famous reticence...

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Brave Conversations @ WebSci’22

Our next Brave Conversations event is coming up in a month’s time as a part of the 2022 Web Science Conference in Barcelona. The event will be held both in Barcelona (if you are keen to come along or live in Barcelona) or online via Zoom starting at 3 pm Central...

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Clearview fined £7.5m by Data Protection Watchdog

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued an enforcement notice ordering Clearview AI to cease collecting and using the personal data of UK residents, and to delete any such data that it may have stored on its systems on the grounds that 'People were not...

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Jim Hendler on the History of the Semantic Web

WST Trustees Jim Hendler speaks abou the history of the Semantic Web on this recent Podcast. In this episode of The Index, host Alex Kehaya joins James Hendler, one of the originators of the semantic web and the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and...

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WSTNet Lab Profile: Cardiff HateLab

Cardiff University is the home of a WSTNet lab with two related, but distinct groups: Pete Burnap's Social Data Lab (based on data visualisation and analysis using COSMOS) which makes social media analysis much more accessible for non-coding academics and also Matt...

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Early NFT investor embarrassed by no resale interest

The recent surge in NFT coverage in tyhe technology and financial press was typified by the story of an early NFT auction in which an investor paid $2.9m for an NFT linked to Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey's first ever Tweet on the platform. This, it was claimed, was an...

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Elon Musk to acquire Twitter for $44bn

Despite claiming in a recent interview that "technically" he could afford to purchase Twitter personally, Musk has chosen instead to fund the $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover with $21bn of his own money plus debt structures. The threatened poison pill response from the...

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Elon Musk Buys >9% of Twitter shares

The technology billionaire behind Tesla, Starlink,  Neuralink and the Boring Company bought 9.2 per cent of the company, worth more than £2.2 billion, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr Musk is yet to publicly confirm or comment...

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A message from the Web Foundation

Usually at this time of year we publish a letter to mark the anniversary of the web’s invention, reflecting on its role in our world and the tech challenges and opportunities we face. But these are not normal times. Alongside the rest of the world, we have been...

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Experts warn on EU cyberlaw change

A proposed amendment to Article 45 in eIDAS would have a significant, negative impact on web users' security Leading cyber security experts, advocates and practitioners have urged EU lawmakers not to implement proposed changes for securing online transactions, which...

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Turing Data Science Education Interest Group (SIG)

We are pleased to announce that the Data Science Education Interest Group has some exciting new projects in the pipeline (including a launch event – event details and registration can be found here) and we are seeking to add to our growing membership. We are...

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UTW Episode 35: Tim Berners-Lee

In this season finale, our guest is Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. Tim is a professorial fellow of computer science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology....

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