The so-called father of the World Wide Web wants to protect his child from governments and corporations.
Tim Berners-Lee was in the U.K. on Tuesday and was one of several people to receive the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. At the event, the inventor of the Web was asked about the allegations made by Edward Snowden that governments are using the Web to tap into the communications of private citizens, The Guardian reported Wednesday.
In response, Berners-Lee said: “The original design of the Web of 24 years ago was for a universal space, we didn’t have a particular computer in mind or browser, or language. When you make something universal…it can be used for good things or nasty things…we just have to make sure it’s not undercut by any large companies or governments trying to use it and get total control.”
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