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The World Wide Web Turns 25

Today is the official birthday, but the Web was not actually born on this date 

  • March 12, 2014

How Hackers Take Down Web Sites [Video]

Many of the Web sites we visit every day are under cyber attack by malicious hackers looking to disrupt business transactions, discourage people from using a particular online service or exact payback for some real or perceived slight.

February 11, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

We are the world: Web's designer launches foundation to bring invention to all

It’s a lofty goal: make the World Wide Web truly global. Now, the Web's inventor says he'll try to do just that.

The new World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Tim Berners-Lee, will launch next year to bring the Web to people who don’t have ready access to it, the organization announced today — an effort that reflects what Berners-Lee says is the inherent populist nature of the Web.

September 15, 2008 — Jordan Lite

The Semantic Web

A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computers will unleash a revolution of new possibilities

May 17, 2001 — Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila
The Future of Computing (circa 1999)

The Future of Computing (circa 1999)

M.I.T.'s Laboratory for Computer Science is developing a new infrastructure for information technologies--the Oxygen system--that promises to realize a vision long held by the lab's director: helping people do more by doing less

March 12, 2009 — Michael L. Dertouzos

The Semantic Web in Action

Corporate applications are well under way, and consumer uses are emerging

January 19, 2009 — Lee Feigenbaum, Ivan Herman, Tonya Hongsermeier, Eric Neumann and Susie Stephens

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind