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Tim Berners-Lee calls Internet Privacy Rollback ‘Disgusting’

The inventor of the web isn’t happy about what’s happening to his baby. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, has hit out at lawmakers rolling back internet privacy laws in the US. Speaking to The Guardian after receiving the Turing award (often described as the Nobel Prize of computing), Berners-Lee said politicians’ attitude toward the internet was “really appalling” and that users were in danger.

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Categories: Current Affairs, Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. This is a disingenuous meme. There is a turf war between the FCC and the FTC, and that’s why the rule didn’t affect other potential large-scale abusers (e.g., Facebook and Google).

    And, the sky has not fallen because NOTHING has changed. The rule wasn’t supposed to take effect until the end of the year, so ISPs aren’t doing anything today that they weren’t doing yesterday.

    A VPN would resolve the issue. Frankly, I would like to see a uniform privacy rule. If that does not happen, then I will join the chorus of people complaining, but not until then.


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