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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Government agencies are tapping a facial recognition company to prove you’re you – here’s why that raises concerns about privacy, accuracy and fairness

   Beginning this summer, you might need to upload a selfie and a photo ID to a private company, ID.me, if you want to file your taxes online. Oscar Wong/Moment via Getty Images James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is...

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Deadline Extension WebSci’22

  Dear colleagues, to better align with the deadlines of our co-located conferences, we are extending the deadline for paper submissions for #WebSci22 to Feb 17 (23:59 anywhere on earth).Workshops and tutorials can also still be proposed until Feb 21. The 14th...

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UTW Episode 34: Brewster Kahle

Our guest for this episode is Brewster Kahle, a digital librarian who has spent his career intent on providing universal access to all knowledge. Kahle created the Internet’s first publishing system, Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) and two sites that help catalog...

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Deadline Approaching WebSci’22

  Dear colleagues   We invite you to submit your contributions to our articles for the 14th ACM Web Science Conference on 26 - 29 June 2022 (WebSci'22, Hybrid Conference: in Barcelona, Spain, and online).   The 14th International ACM Web Science Conference in...

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Call for Workshops – WebSci’22

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS---------------------------------- The 14th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci'22) is soliciting proposals for workshops and tutorials that address the way Web Science research can illuminate key contemporary issues and global...

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UTW Episode 33: Howard Rheingold

Our guest for this episode is Howard Rheingold, a critic, writer, and teacher who specializes in the cultural, social, and political implications of modern communication media. Howard wrote about the earliest personal computers at Xerox PARC, and he was also one of...

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WebSci’22 Call for Papers

The Old vs. the New Normal -----------------------------------------------14th ACM Web Science Conference 2022 (WebSci'22)26-29 June, 2022Hybrid conference: Barcelona, Spain, and online (co-located with Hypertext 2022)Deadline for paper submissions: Feb 10,...

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UTW Episode 32: Safiya Noble

Our guest for this episode is Siva Vaidhyanathan, a media studies professor at the University of Virginia. Siva is a regular columnist for The Guardian as well as the author of Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Oxford, 2018) and...

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UTW Episode 31: Vint Cerf

Our guest for this episode is Vint Cerf, who is considered to be one of the fathers of the internet. Vint is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and currently serves as Google’s vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist – we’ll talk in this episode about how...

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Inrupt raises $30m in Series A funding

Inrupt, the startup founded by Web creator Tim Berners-Lee and technologist John Bruce has raised about $30 million in its Series A financing round reported TechCrunch The company has grown from research on its SOLiD platform which is attempting to “reshape the...

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Web Science & Living with AI: The Reith Lectures

The 2021 BBC Reith Lectures, the 73rd in the series, are the first to deal directly with artificial intelligence as their main topic: Living With Artificial Intelligence. The lecturer, Stuart Russell of the University of California Berkeley, focuses on the benefits...

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Launching Future World Challenge

I was thrilled to be able to participate in the Future Worlds Challenge. On the very first day, I was nervous and excited because I did not know what to expect, but the cheerful and helpful Teachers put me at ease immediately and I was able to follow the class easily...

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UTW Episode 30: David Lazer

Our guest for this episode is David Lazer, a Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. David is among the leading scholars in the world on misinformation, and he has also researched how we can use the web as a tool...

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