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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Web Inventor Berners-Lee Creates a New Privacy First Way of Dealing with the Internet

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. While many others since then have worked to improve the Web, Sir Tim was the one who created the http protocol and he also created the first web server 28-years ago. However, he is very unhappy with the privacy intrusions that are commonplace on the Web today. He has decided to do something about it in order to restore personal privacy for all users of the World Wide Web. Given his credentials, I would suggest we all pay attention to his ideas.

Berners-Lee wants to do this with a new open-source project: Solid. He’s not the first. People are sick of having their personal data locked in the hands of giant corporations. Adding insult to injury, as one privacy-scandal and security-hole follows another–Apple, Facebook, and Google in just the last few weeks–it’s clear you can’t trust them to protect your data.

What to do? Well, with a lot of work you can protect your data. But, those methods leave the fundamental problem of your data resting in untrustworthy third-party hands. Berners-Lee who “was devastated” by recent privacy abuses, decided enough was enough.

You can read more in an article by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in the ZDnet web site at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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