World Wide Web turns 25 years old
Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab.
Analysis of Flickr photos could lead to online travel books
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell scientists have downloaded and analyzed nearly 35 million Flickr photos taken by more than 300,000 photographers from around the globe, using a supercomputer at the Cornell Center ...
Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)
The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.
Scholars and scientists explore factors underlying serendipitous discoveries
What do Velcro, Tang, penicillin, the structure of DNA and the World Wide Web have in common?
New web technology would let you track how your private data is used online
By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decade ...
Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it
The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States.
IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries (Update)
British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
Web inventor: Surveillance threatens democracy (Update)
The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web spoke out Friday against what he called a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship," warning that it is threatening the future of democracy.
Mobile browsers fail researchers' safety test
(Phys.org)—How unsafe are mobile browsers? Unsafe enough that even cyber-security experts are unable to detect when their smartphone browsers have landed on potentially dangerous websites, according to ...
'Do not track' browser push at odds with online advertisers
When Microsoft unveils a new version of its Web browser, users will be able to traverse the Web like always but with one significant difference: The company plans to make "do not track" the default setting.
Upgrading the Internet for the mobile age
(Phys.org) -- Some strands of the World Wide Web are getting a little tattered.
German researchers break W3C XML encryption standard
Standards are supposed to guarantee security, especially in the WWW. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main force behind standards like HTML, XML, and XML Encryption. But implementing a W3C standard does not mean ...
Web search needs a shake-up
A University of Washington computer scientist is calling on the international academic community and engineers working in industry to take a bolder approach when designing how people find information online.
Efforts under way to make Web more accessible
(AP) -- Imagine not being able to use a mouse to open a Web browser or a keyboard to type an e-mail. What if you couldn't distinguish colors on a computer screen or type the distorted letters in order to ...