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24 InformationToday December 2008 www.infotoday.com identity of the caller, not similar to Web 2.0. Such is the nature of the content of the calls speculation. However, whatever Web 3.0 themselves—is used as im- turns out to be, the European Commission portant evidence in 95% of (EC) wants Europe to take the lead in pro- serious crime cases and in viding business applications for it. almost all Security Service The next-generation internet is expected operations since 2004.” to feature social networking, a decisive The U.K. government shift to online business services, nomadic wants to update that abil- services based on GPS and mobile TV, and ity, and it is planning new the growth of smart tags. The commission legislation. But Smith, believes Europe is well-placed to exploit aware of likely objections, these trends because of its policies sup- says, “I am clear that we porting open and pro-competitive telecom need to consult widely with networks as well as privacy and security. the public and all inter- On Sept. 29, the commission released ested parties to set out the a report titled “Communication on Future emerging problem, the im- Networks and the Internet” and launched Book Fair Breaks Attendance Record portant capability gaps that we need to address and to look at the possible a public consultation on the policy and pri- vate sector responses to the report.Viviane Reding, commissioner for Information So- While Europe Looks to the Future solutions. We also need to agree what safeguards will be needed, in addition to ciety and Media, provided her definition of Web 3.0 in launching the consultation. “The Internet of the future will radi- by JIM ASHLING | the same period, according to Li Dong- the many we have in place already, to cally change our society,” she says. “Web dong, vice minister of China’s General provide a solid legal framework which 3.0 means seamless ‘anytime, anywhere’ V isitors to the Frankfurt Book Administration of Press and Publication protects civil liberties.” business, entertainment and social net- Fair put global recession fears (GAPP). According to Chen Yinming, di- She continued: “There are no plans working over fast, reliable, and secure on hold while attending the an- rector of the organizing committee for for an enormous database which will networks. It means the end of the divide nual publishing jamboree. China’s Guest of Honour program, at- contain the content of your emails, the between mobile and fixed lines. It signals The world’s lar- tendees can expect an impressive book texts that you send or the chats you a tenfold quantum leap in the scale of the gest book fair drew fair presence for the country next year. have on the phone or online. Nor are we digital universe by 2015. Europe has the record attendance He describes its 2009 Frankfurt program going to give local authorities the power know-how and the network capacity to lead in October despite as the “Olympics for world publishers.” to trawl through such a database in the this transformation. We must make sure the worldwide eco- Like the Olympics, the book fair brings interest of investigating lower level crim- that Web 3.0 is made and used in Europe.” nomic turmoil. The with it increased public and media scru- inality under the spurious cover of counter The consultation will address The In- 60th annual event tiny that exposes political issues such as terrorist legislation.” ternet of Things, or wireless interaction packed in 299,112 freedom of speech, censorship, and mi- Smith must have been disappointed between machines, vehicles, appliances, visitors, 5.6% more nority rights. And outspoken writers and by the subsequent press coverage of her sensors, and other devices. It will focus es- than last year, and exiles often find that the fair provides a speech, as both the political right and left pecially on architecture, the control of crit- Jim Ashling 7,373 exhibitors who useful stage for expressing their opinions. described
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