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

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

Technology
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.He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for the web.Sir Tim said people had realised how their data could be "manipulated" after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.However, he said he felt problems such as data breaches, hacking and misinformation could be tackled.In an open letter also published on Monday, the web's creator acknowledged that many people doubted the web could be a force for good.He had his own anxieties about the web's future, he told the BBC: "I'm very concerned about nastiness and misinformation spreading."But he said he...
British diver tells Thai boys rescued from cave to 'be careful in the future'

British diver tells Thai boys rescued from cave to 'be careful in the future'

World
Before leaving Thailand, one of the members of the British dive team that helped save 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave sent some friendly words of advice to the recuperating rescuees. "We're very glad we could get you out alive. And be careful in the future," Jason Mallison, a diver for the British Cave Rescue Council, said when asked by reporters in Thailand if there was anything he wanted to tell the rescued members of the Wild Boar soccer team. Mallison and his British diving colleague, John Volanthen, were given medals of honor and certificates of appreciation by Thai military officials Thursday before they flew back to Great Britain. "Great work and we really appreciate it," a Thai military official said as he bestowed on the men the souvenir medals during a cer...