Sir Tim Berners-Lee seeks to rethink the Internet with other top computer scientists in order to decentralize and enable better privacy measures, as well as wrest it from control of corporate and government dominance. This, though, is coming from the same person spearheading the standardization of HTML5 DRM, which — as the laws are written — give greater control of the web to corporations and government.
Progress toward HTML5 DRM continues; whether Trust API is the end of passwords; the Internet of Things is way big; internet giants pledge to remove hate speech and promote “independent counter-narratives” #bigbrother; Chrome 51 updates; people use ad blockers to make the web cheaper; Sublime Text 3! Who knew?; push for encryption law falters; MySpace was hacked; Americans increasingly mobile-data-plan only; and some new APIs.