World Wide Web Turns Twenty Five Online Betting Benefits

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014 -
World Wide Web Turns Twenty Five Online Betting Benefits

The time has come to celebrate the technology that has made online gambling possible. The World Wide Web turned twenty five years old recently and there are a few people that should be mentioned that have created what some consider the most influential invention of the twentieth century.

British physics graduate Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal for a network of computers called the World Wide Web on March 12, 1989. His boss thought the plan was “vague, but exciting,” and, over the next quarter of a century, human interaction was revolutionized. Within the celebration there lies an  undercurrent of apprehension seeping from the anniversary. The past year has made it increasingly clear that government agencies and multinational companies have been using the web to track, probe and monitor people in a manner that intelligence agencies could scarcely have imagined prior to the web’s creation.

The talk of late has been about the online gambling industry’s data tracking methods and how those methods impact the way consumers play. Anne Jellema the World Wide Web Foundation Chief Executive Officer commented on the conflicting approach to the anniversary, "We're very excited about the 25th anniversary,” Jellema continued,  "[But, one of] the biggest issues is privacy and the huge amounts of data held by the big companies. The last year has been a drum roll of revelations—governments, not just the USA but the UK, German, Indian, are more and more collecting bulk data and storing data.” adding, “I hope this anniversary will spark a global conversation about our need to defend principles that have made the web successful. The storing of data is something that I am concerned about, so is Tim Berners-Lee. If you suspect someone is monitoring, it will change the way we use the web, which could be damaging," Jellema concluded.


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