Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with being the father of the web, has been venting a good deal recently. Yesterday, he spoke out against the government's move to increase its online snooping powers, warning that it was a very dangerous road to travel down. And in another interview with the Guardian, he's now had a bit of a pop at the big data miners on the net.
A cross-party, independent parliamentary inquiry has criticised ISPs for not doing enough to safeguard younger users from pornography (and other harmful websites) on the internet. The inquiry into online child protection found that "many children" are easily accessing porn, and that this is having a negative impact on their well-being, in terms of attitudes to relationships, sex and also body image.
Intel has demoed a new ultrabook prototype with an interesting sliding capability called Letexo at the IDF 2012 in Beijing. The ultrabook can transform from a tablet, to a touch based all in one touch based computer with a stand and back to an ultrabook fairly easily.
Microsoft has added support for the Open Document Format (ODF) which is more widely accepted than the proprietary Microsoft Office formats (docx, xlsx, pptx etc) to its online cloud storage solution, Skydrive, ahead of the impending launch of Google own solution, Google Drive.
HTC's replacement for the Sensation XE/Sensation duo (albeit without the Beats headphones) is the One S and can now be had from Three for a mere £370. Like its predecessor, it has a 4.3-inch 960 by 540 pixels scratch resistant display, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 768MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage (without any microSD card slot) and Beats Audio technology.