One Of The Internet’s Founders Says The Internet Must Be Protected From Exploitation

/ 3 years ago


Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of founders of the internet and the first man to successful run the HTTP protocol, believes that the internet needs to be protected from governments and large corporations. This is the second warning made by Berners-Lee as he made a similar statement shortly after information about the NSA’s PRISM program was leaked. The Guardian reports that Sir Tim Berners-Lee had the following to say about the internet and its future:

“The original design of the web of 24 years ago was for a universal space, we didn’t have a particular computer in mind or browser, or language. When you make something universal, it can be used for good things or nasty things… we just have to make sure it’s not undercut by any large companies or governments trying to use it to get total control”

Furthermore he has also previously stated that “Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society” something that I am sure we can all agree on. The internet should be a free resource for the entire world to be able to access without fear of privacy violations, surveillance or exploitation.

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  • Wayne

    Noble words but it’s too late already. The internet is as badly exploited as the earth’s resources. Human nature no less.

  • d6bmg

    Too late. It has already been ‘exploited’ enough. 🙁