Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'

Posted in: Government & Policy at 12/03/2019 20:23

Global action is required to tackle the web's "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future", its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC.

He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for the web.

Sir Tim said people had realised how their data could be "manipulated" after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

However, he said he felt problems such as data breaches, hacking and misinformation could be tackled.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47524474

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