Inventor Of World Wide Web Calls For Internet Bill Of Rights

Tim Berners Lee

The inventor of world wide web Time Berners-Lee called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users privacy.

Tim Berners Lee said at London "Web We Want" festival "If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life."

"If a Government can block you going to, for example, the opposition's political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power. Suddenly the power to abuse the open internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies."

He invented world wide web 25 years ago, now he is the director of world World Wide Web Consortium which develops guidelines for the development of the internet.

"There have been lots of times that it has been abused, so now the Magna Carta is about saying...I want a web where I’m not spied on, where there’s no censorship. Now some things are of course just illegal, child pornography, fraud, telling someone how to rob a bank, that’s illegal before the web and it’s illegal after the web," Berners-Lee said.

1 comment :

  1. I don't think people realize how important this is. If we only had this from 1950 on we would have peace of this earth and war would have been something you would have to look up in a history book.

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