Internet Hall of Fame News Highlights
March 13, 2014
The month that features Valentine’s Day brings lots of news-media love to the Internet Hall of Fame. Here are some of the stories we spotted about our inductees:
- Internet Hall of Famer Jimmy Wales told readers of the Washington Post why he’s decided to lead a British cellphone business that donates 10% of your monthly bill to a charity of your choice.
- Internet Hall of Famer Tim Berners-Lee (watch his typically humble acceptance speech) joined more than 100,000 others in signing petitions Feb. 11 to “Fight Back” against mass surveillance.
- Safecast, a firm that crowdsources radiation levels worldwide and that was the brainchild of Internet Hall of Fame Advisory Board alum Joi Ito, has now logged more than 15 million data points.
- “We need to stop websites from tracking people,” Internet Hall of Famer Richard Stallman told the Wall Street Journal.