Aug 6-1991: The World Wide Web is Born

Tim Berners-Lee launches the world’s first ever website – info.cern.ch – and web server.   The first web page address was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, which centered on information regarding the world wide web project including how to use a browser and set up a web server.   Berners-Lee developed the world wide web at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory…

Western Nations Refuse to Accept ITU Net Proposal: Has Cyber Cold War Begun?

Western Nations Refuse to Accept Divided ITU Proposal Has Cyber Cold War Begun? Ignoring repeated objections from the United States, Canada and EU nations, the International Telecommunications Union continued to press forward at the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12) with a proposal that would open the door to UN regulation of the internet. Despite “resolute” opposition,…

CLBR Segment 1: Dem and GOP Conventions on Internet Issues

BEHIND THE BALLOONS AND BLUSTER: EVALUATING THE PARTY PLATFORMS ON INTERNET ISSUES Republican Political Consultant Blake Waycaster of Atlanta-based Centennial Strategies joins us to discuss the Democratic and Republican party platforms on Internet issues. The Next Web did a handy comparison of both platforms on tech issues. Republican platform  and Democratic. Interestingly, the GOP internet…

Washington Watch: Rights, Disclosures and Investigations

Issa-Wyden Generate Buzz on Internet Bill of Rights Speaking at the Personal Democracy Forum, anti-SOPA allies Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggested that it was time for an Internet Bill of Rights and have launched a crowd-sourcing site to incorporate third parties’ views. The proposed Bill of Rights has the following…