caption World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee. source Campus Party Brasil/Flickr CC The creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said that “a legal or regulatory framework” may be needed for technology companies. One example that Sir Tim gave was a law giving people more control of their social media data. Sir Tim joins other big names in tech in calling for increased regulation. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, said in his annual letter that large technology companies may require more regulation. “The responsibility – and sometimes burden – of making these decisions falls on companies that have been built to maximise profit more than to maximise social good,” Sir Tim wrote. “A legal or regulatory framework that accounts for social objectives may help ease those tensions.” In an interview with The Financial Times, Sir Tim … [Read more...] about The man who created the world wide web wants to regulate the tech giants making billions from his invention
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caption Footage of Sergei Skripal’s 2006 trial, obtained by Sky News. source Sky News Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy at the centre of an apparent attempted assassination plot in Britain, had links to Christopher Steele. Skripal passed intelligence to British officials at the same time Steele became MI6’s Kremlin specialist. But experts think Skripal’s sudden illness is unrelated to his connection to Steele, who penned the explosive dossier on US President Donald Trump’s Russia connections. The ex-Kremlin spy found unconscious on a bench in Britain almost certainly has links to Christopher Steele, the man who penned the explosive Russia dossier on US President Donald Trump, experts told Business Insider. Sergei Skripal, who is critically ill in hospital after being exposed to a mystery substance on Sunday, turned double agent in 1995 when he was recruited by the UK’s … [Read more...] about The ex-Kremlin spy apparently poisoned in Britain has links to the man who wrote the explosive Trump-Russia dossier
The wristwatch scandal undermining the government can be credited to one man who wrote posts on his “investigative” website about all the 25 luxury watches allegedly worn by Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan in recent years. The online portal CSI LA provided convincing information that led to public uproar, including photos of Prawit wearing the watches alongside details of the pricey timepieces. Prawit did not include any of the expensive watches in his financial reports submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Commission. He subsequently claimed that all of them belonged to a wealthy friend, who has since died. CSI LA, which is based on Facebook, is run by a Thai man who prefers to be known only as David. He has lived in the United States for more than two decades and is now based in Los Angeles. In a February 1 interview with The Nation co-founder Suthichai Yoon on Facebook Live, ‘David’ attributed his successful expose to the … [Read more...] about The man who uncovered the watch scandal
A judge has sentenced Matthew Ward-Jackson, the man who sold guns to Dellen Millard, to 11 years in prison, saying he falls into the category of “one of the worst firearms offenders.”The 30-year-old Toronto man pleaded guilty last year to trafficking three separate firearms to Millard in 2012 as well as possessing an AK 47 automatic rifle.Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly gave Ward-Jackson six years, 15 days credit for pre-trial custody plus a one year, four month reduction for his “harsh experience” in the Toronto South Detention Centre, including 488 days of lock down.This leaves Ward-Jackson with another three years, seven months and two weeks left to serve.Prosecutors were asking that he receive a 13-year sentence while defence argued an appropriate sentence would be about seven-and-a-half years. … [Read more...] about Man who sold guns to Dellen Millard sentenced to 11 years
A Toronto man who sold guns to Dellen Millard — who used one to kill Tim Bosma, and allegedly used another to shoot his father in the head — should be sentenced to 13 years in prison, prosecutors are arguing.Last June, Matthew Ward-Jackson, 30, pleaded guilty to trafficking three separate firearms to Millard in 2012 and possessing a machine gun.Unlike most gun trafficking cases, the court knows how at least two of the firearms were used, Crown attorney Ken Lockhart said Thursday at Ward-Jackson’s sentencing hearing.“There’s no speculation or mystery about the danger here. Two of these firearms were used to cause death,” including the “planned and deliberate execution of a complete stranger,” Lockhart said referring to Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont. man.The Crown acknowledged that most gun traffickers get less than 13 years, but said the circumstances of the case warranted a longer sentence. … [Read more...] about Prosecutors seek stiff sentence for Toronto man who sold gun used to kill Tim Bosma
By Florangel Rosario Braid Written by the most widely-read American voice on foreign policy, Noam Chomsky, “Who Rules the World? (2016), a gift I received this Christmas from a good friend, should be of interest to those who wish to learn more about what is happening around the world. As in his other publications such as “Failed States”, Chomsky examines issues such as threats to democracy and the changes and future of the global order. It is both interesting and relevant to the Filipino reader not only because of the ties that bind us to the US, but also because of the recent tirades from President Duterte aimed at President Obama and American foreign policy. While I, and I am sure many others do not approve of the President’s invectives, he was quite right about the concern on human rights. This book confirms what we have heard – that throughout history, American’s rhetoric of freedom and human rights, often diverges from its action. Which is … [Read more...] about Who rules the world?
In one of Beyoncé’s top-chart songs, that question is asked and answered several times: “Who run the world?” “Girls!” This does not ring true, however, in the corporate world. While it is now beginning to realize the importance of gender equality and diversity, such realization is still not reflective of what is currently happening in corporate boardrooms. An old boys’ club A survey conducted by PwC showed women comprise 40 percent of today’s global workforce, yet women hold only 5 percent of global CEO positions. Beyond this, only 17 percent of board members in Fortune 500 companies are women. At PwC Philippines, we are getting the right traction at this, given that 50 percent (14 out of 28) of the partners are women. Well done, partners! However, looking at the top clients in my portfolio, only 20 percent (2 out of 10) of the client companies had women holding top positions as president or CEO. About 25 percent (16 out of 63) of them … [Read more...] about Who run the world?
Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of the real-estate website Zillow and the cofounder of the travel website Hotwire. In 2003, Expedia bought Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash. But the sale came right after a down round of financing, which wiped out a lot of employees’ equity. In 2003, Expedia bought the travel website Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash. And while at the time this was a huge deal, it was somewhat disappointing for Hotwire’s founders. On an episode of Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It,” Spencer Rascoff, a Hotwire founder who’s now the CEO of Zillow, shared the story with Business Insider’s US editor-in-chief, Alyson Shontell. Listen to the full episode here, or listen later with the buttons below: It started with 9/11. For one thing, Hotwire learned it had inadvertently sold some tickets to the hijackers for flights in the … [Read more...] about A man who sold his company for $700 million in all cash in his 20s reveals a disappointing truth all startup founders need to hear
Who are the world’s most innovative CMOs? Send us your nominations here! For an upcoming feature, we will profile and rank star CMOs from companies of all sizes, private and public, around the globe. We’re looking for the marketers who have achieved excellence, whether through their masterful storytelling, fresh and strategic approaches, or their use of new platforms and technologies. We have established an advisory board of industry leaders to help us identify and review the finalists. But we want to hear your ideas, too. To nominate a candidate, please fill out this quick form and include details about why your nominee deserves this recognition. If you have multiple nominations, please submit them separately. The nominations are anonymous but if you are willing to provide your contact information, we’re happy to have it. … [Read more...] about Who are the world’s most innovative CMOs? Submit your nominations now
A Muslim man who attended the same mosque in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the gunman who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando earlier this month says that he reported the attacker to the FBI in 2014. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Mohammed A. Malik, an entrepreneur from Fort Pierce, said that a big reason why he decided to write the op-ed was to counter Donald Trump’s recent assertion that, even if Muslim-Americans harbor suspicions about fellow Muslims, they don’t report those suspicions or cooperate with law enforcement. “This is a common idea in the United States. It’s also a lie. First, Muslims like me can’t see into the hearts of other worshipers. (Do you know the hidden depths of everyone in your community?) Second, he’s also wrong that we don’t speak up when we’re able,” he wrote.“Trump’s assertions about our community – that we have the ability to help our country but have … [Read more...] about A Muslim man who attended the same mosque as the Orlando shooter reported him to the FBI in 2014