The inventor of the WWW said the internet is facing a major threat from people who want to "control it on the sly”
Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society,Sir Tim said according to Business Insider.
This is okey.
I call 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.Yes,
We through worrying laws such as SOPA, the US anti-piracy act, and through the actions of internet giants.
Sir Tim was speaking as it emerged that the US government has been collecting huge amounts of personal information from Google, Facebook, Apple and other internet companies.
There have also been reports that British spies have been gathering intelligence from the internet giants through a covertly run operation set up by America's top spy agency.
If you can control the internet, if you can start tweaking what people say, or intercepting communications, it's very, very powerful...it's the sort of power that if you give it to a corrupt government, you give them the ability to stay in power forever,add Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned.
Yes, but this "you give them the ability to stay in power forever", is an obvious overkill.
Because if you could actually manage the situation, you can
enter also disinformation in to the internet.
Over the last two decades, the web has become an integral part of our lives. A trace of our use of it can reveal very intimate personal things. A store of this information about each person is a huge liability: Whom would you trust to decide when to access it, or even to keep it secure?Yes, but only if there has been such a fool who not to know everything is going to spies.
Sir Tim called for governments to protect the neutrality and independence of the web and compared its democratic importance to the freedom of the press.
companies and governments in different places all over the world trying to take control of the internet in different ways" is a much bigger threat to its development than fears over any one company having an online monopoly.
I´m no sure about that.
Organisations that keep the internet running" should be connected to government but at arms length. That's really important and as years have gone by that's got more and more important. Once you have an open internet, with an open world wide web on top of it, I'm very optimistic.
It is possible, but needs a strong leadership. Where is it?
I do not see.
We got this ineternet like present from militarists.