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Tim Berners-Lee's plan to save the internet: give us back control of our data

By Pieter Verdegem, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster
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Releasing his creation for free 30 years ago, the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, famously declared: “this is for everyone”. Today, his invention is used by billions – but it also hosts the authoritarian crackdowns of antidemocratic governments, and supports the infrastructure of the most wealthy and powerful companies on Earth.

Now, in an effort to return the internet to the golden age that existed before its current incarnation as Web…

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