Inventor of the world wide wide talks about the potential misuses of personal information by companies, organisations and governments
Inventor of the world wide web says that throughout the history of the internet, people had been concerned about the emergence of apparently dominant giants.
Inventor of the world wide web says the extension of the state’s surveillance powers would be a ‘destruction of human rights’.
Tim Berners-Lee Keynote: "Re-decentralizing the web - some strategic questions"
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C) the forum for technical development of the Web.
Alex Hern speaks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee 30 years after he sent off the proposal for what would eventually become the world wide web. Jordan Erica Webber chats to Elle Hunt and Alex about their earliest memories of using the web
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a pretty important person when it comes to the 21st century. He pretty much invented the World Wide Web, and currently leads the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
He’s also a big proponent of linked data — a concept that he says differs somewhat from open data.
Tim Berners-Lee argues that stretch friends, individuals who are outside of your social circle online, will help break down cultural barriersRead Tim Berners-Lee’s three proposals for saving the web here.It is inappropriate to describe access to the internet as a human right, says Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web (45secs). However, he notes that the language of rights is often evoked for a worthy cause: to help bridge the gap between those that have access to the internet and those that do not. According to Berners-Lee, the dual threats of government filtering and spying vary on a country-by-country basis (11mins 50secs). “The most worrying thing of all is that you’ll end up with the two working together,” he says. He adds that if governments empower internet service providers to collect data on users, the repository of information on an individual’s web browsing activities could be “dynamite”. Berners-Lee questions whether deep pack inspection technology, which can be used by governments to monitor and censor internet traffic, should be “considered a munition” and “controlled like a weapon of mass destruction” (15mins 17secs). The director of the World Wide Web Consortium, who has given his backing to the launch of the UK’s Open Data Institute, says that mining public data, for example to help expose corruption, is the future of journalism (21mins 20secs). While language bubbles are a barrier online, he argues that cultural differences can be as much of an obstacle (32mins 45secs). His solution is for an internet that encourages “stretch friends” – individuals outside of your circle of contacts, perhaps in other countries and from different backgrounds, to help break down barriers.Read a full transcript of the interview here.Video Highlights00:02:50Data: the future of journalism00:02:50The internet: a democratising tool?00:05:16Private vs public powers online00:04:51’Stretch friends’: breaking barriers Published on: June 22, 2012
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, tells us why he thinks we need a bill of rights for the internet, a Magna Carta for the digital age. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. Professor Alan Woodward, cybersecurity expert at the University of Surrey in the UK, explains why a digital charter would be impractical. Plus technology reporter Eveline Chao reports on the rise of WeChat in China, and Etsy’s Nicole Vanderbilt on the evolution of the online marketplace.
Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked. Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything." Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.
In 1989, the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers, and wrote a proposal in March 1989 called "Information Management: A Proposal". By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web.
To celebrate 30 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal and to kick-start a series of celebrations worldwide, CERN will host a 30th Anniversary event in the morning of 12 March 2019 in partnership with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and with the World Wide Web Foundation.
This anniversary event will be webcast and you can already start planning your Web@30 viewing party!
Find out more: https://cern.ch/web30
When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on 12 March 1989, he changed the world forever. Join us and Sir Tim live at the Science Museum as we celebrate 30 years of the web.
Host Rachel Riley and a stellar line of up of speakers will discuss how the web has shaped their lives and the challenges facing the web today (from 17.00 GMT on 12 March).
You’ll then have the unique opportunity to hear from Sir Tim Berners-Lee (from 18.14 GMT) about the last 30 years of the web and what governments, companies and all of us as citizens need to do to make sure the web is protected for future generations.
The Science Museum is currently home to the original NeXT Computer used by Sir Tim Berners-Lee to design the World Wide Web at CERN. You can see this historic machine in the Information Age gallery or read more about its story via http://bit.ly/2DZeF8O
This event has been organised by the Science Museum in partnership with the Web Foundation.
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