Inventor of the Web Prepares to Launch Web 3.0,….. Predicts Privacy Revolution

Inventor of the Web Prepares to Launch Web 3.0,….. Predicts Privacy Revolution

Written by  Sunday, 25 November 2018

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (shown), believes that “the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas.” To correct that and “restore the power and agency of individuals on the web,” Berners-Lee is preparing to re-invent the web.

Due to the growing prevalence of the twin evils of data-mining and data-manipulation, the web — created to be a free and open platform — has instead  become a place where users find themselves robbed of both their privacy and easy access to reliable information on which they could base sound decisions. Take as just one example, the Cambridge Analytica breach of Facebook last year. By the time the dust settled and the smoke cleared, at least 50 million (and possibly as many as 87 million) users had their data harvested and used to manipulate their (and their friends’) votes in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Trevor  On November 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Trump is a businessman who knows how to market himself to the masses, but he still racist.

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