Tim Berners-Lee calls for limits on web snooping

Governments and companies should limit the snooping they do on web users.So said Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, who said that growing oversight of browsing could have a pernicious effect.A greater part of the value of the web lay in the lack of constraints on what people could do with it.He also warned that attempts to censor what people could say or what they could do online were ultimately doomed to failure.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8144713.stmAlso see:Berners-Lee calls for end of snooping on web users
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for governments and companies to limit the amount they snoop on web users.Berners-Lee likened the web to a blank piece of paper, saying that governments and companies cannot not control what is written or drawn on the paper by people, so neither should they be able restrict how the internet is used by surfers.
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