As We Forge the Web of Tomorrow, We Need a Set of Guiding Principles That Can Define the Kind of Web We Want, Says Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee, writing for The New York Times: All technologies come with risks. We drive cars despite the possibility of serious accidents. We take prescription drugs despite the danger of abuse and addiction. We build safeguards into new innovations so we can manage the risks while benefiting from the opportunities. The web is a global platform — its challenges stretch across borders and cultures. Just as the web was built by millions of people collaborating around the world, its future relies on our collective ability to make it a better tool for everyone.

As we forge the web of tomorrow, we need a set of guiding principles that can define the kind of web we want. Identifying these will not be easy — any agreement that covers a diverse group of countries, cultures and interests will never be. But I believe it’s possible to develop a set of basic ideals


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Linux.org’s DNS Got Hijacked

Linux.org reports:
Wednesday afternoon around 5pm EST someone was able to get into the registrar account for our domain and point DNS to another server — as well as lock us out from changing it. They pointed the domain name to a pretty rude page for most of the evening until Cloudflare stepped in and blocked the domain for us.
After a lot of back and forth with our registrar, we were able to get things back under our control. I’d like to point out that our server environment was not touched so there are no worries about your data. We’ve gone over security protocols and are tightening things up that may have slipped through in the past. Thanks for your support!

Linux.org apparently pointed to a page exclaiming “G3T 0WNED L1NUX N3RDZ”, which also included a NSFW picture, some abusive language, a shout-out to recently-deceased programmer Terry Davis, and a


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