Link: Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet – Yahoo News

Link: Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet – Yahoo News

Tim Berners-Lee

Happy to see Tim Berners-Lee take a strong stand on net neutrality.

“If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life,” Berners-Lee said at the London “Web We Want” festival on the future of the internet.

“If a Government can block you going to, for example, the opposition’s political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power.”

“Suddenly the power to abuse the open internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies.”

via Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet – Yahoo News.

hat tip: @schmutzie

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