Inventor Of The Web, Tim Berners-Lee, Laucnhes Alternative Internet Inrupt – A Chance for Data Security?

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‘Father’ of the web is launching his next project and it’s a chance for us to save our privacy online. Here’s how it’s possible.

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No more data steeling 

Tim Berners-Lee, better known as the inventor of the world wide web, introduced his vision to create a new, decentralized web in a blog on Saturday.

His intervention is just in time if taking into account the latest Facebook data breach affecting 50 million users and Cambridge Analytica scandal.

“For all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas,” Berners-Lee wrote, reflecting on his invention. “Today, I believe we’ve reached a critical tipping point, and that powerful change for the better is possible — and necessary.”

Berners-Lee has been a vocal opponent of big tech companies abusing user data, calling for more regulation and saying he was”devastated” by the Cambridge Analytica incident.

Now it seems that hopes to put the genie back in the bottle with a two-pronged approach.

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“I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it”, he wrote.

Firstly, he pointed to his open-source project Solid, which he has been working on over the past few years. With Solid, Berners-Lee hopes to give users much more control over their data, allowing them to decide which of their apps can access it.

“Solid is a platform, built using the existing web. It gives every user a choice about where data is stored, which specific people and groups can access select elements, and which apps you use,” he wrote.

He also launched a new company, Inrupt, which will provide a commercial structure within which to push Solid forward.

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“Inrupt’s success is totally aligned to Solid’s success,” he wrote. “Inrupt will be the infrastructure allowing Solid to flourish. Its mission is to provide commercial energy and an ecosystem to help protect the integrity and quality of the new web built on Solid.”


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