The NeXT cube, the original machine on which Tim Berners-Lee designed the World Wide Web, is displayed during an event at the Science Museum in London to mark 25 years since Berners-Lee submitted the first proposal for the web. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Today is a most auspicious anniversary – the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, that world-changing technology that rivals the Gutenberg p(...)

Private internet companies want data so they can distil information that gets them closer to the bullseye of targeted advertising, and possibly other things they’re not so keen on talking about.  Photograph: Reuters

The Earth’s ice caps have now melted sufficiently for a $1 billion (€747 million) cable on the Northwest Passage’s seabed to become possible, which wo(...)