Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, warns that governments are taking control of the Internet

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The inventor of the World Wide Web warns that companies and governments are trying to take control of the Internet, undermining the founding principles of the web. He is calling on all web users to demand better legal protection and due process safeguards for the privacy of their online communications, including their right to be informed when someone requests or stores their data.

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Article by James Hurley for The Telegraph:

Companies and governments “trying to take control of the internet” are undermining the founding principles of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned.

The inventor of the World Wide Web said the internet is facing a “major” threat from “people who want to control it on the sly” through “worrying laws” such as SOPA, the US anti-piracy act, and through the actions of internet giants.

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