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'World Wide Web 'Not the Web We Wanted,' Inventor Says

14 March 2019

Assertive that the blame mustn't be placed on "one government" or "one social network", Berners-Lee's solution is to build something he calls a 'Contract for the Web'.

Google doodles are animations or images that replace the company's traditional logo on the search engine's homepage, normally to mark milestone anniversaries or birthdays of high-profile people, places and inventions. Berners-Lee brought the site online from a lab in the Swiss Alps in 1991.

Driven by the same spark that led him to create the world wide web, Berners-Lee launched a platform called Solid in 2015, which he says will allow users to maintain full control of their data.

But the British engineer who invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has Silicon Valley in his sights and warned on the web's 30th anniversary of a "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future". "And they have a responsibility to protect people's rights and freedoms online", he said.

His boss at the time, Mike Sendall, called Berners-Lee's idea "vague but interesting" and the NeXT computer that he was working on became the world's first web server. By late 1990, Berners-Lee had put his first web page on the open internet. "The decision to make the Web an open system was necessary for it to be universal", he wrote. "We're celebrating, but we're also very concerned", Berners-Lee said.

Earlier today in Geneva, Berners-Lee and other old-timers from that burgeoning tech era, urged governments, corporations, companies and citizens worldwide to come together and make the web more accessible to those who are not yet "online". The Internet is a network of connected computers.

"[But] it has also created opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit", he added. The web's 30th birthday comes as USA lawmakers are considering The Save the Internet Act, which would overturn the FCC rollback and restore the 2015 Open Internet Order. The objective of showcasing it online is to let people know the origin, as well as, the importance of the web, and also emphasizing that people nowadays are abusing the advantages offered by the tool. But 30 years ago the web, as we know it, was just a proposal.

Deliberate, malicious intent, such as state-sponsored hacking and attacks, criminal behavior, and online harassment.

"And most important of all, citizens must hold companies and governments accountable for the commitments they make, and demand that both respect the web as a global community with citizens at its heart".

"It's our journey from digital adolescence to a more mature, responsible and inclusive future. We will have failed the web".

'World Wide Web 'Not the Web We Wanted,' Inventor Says