Writing on the day he submitted his original proposal for the web 28 years earlier, Tim Berners-Lee highlights his three biggest concerns for the current state of the web: the loss of control of personal data, the spread of false information through social media and search engines, and the need for transparent online political advertising, Wired reports. “We must work together with web companies to strike a balance that puts a fair level of data control back in the hands of people, including the development of new technology like personal ‘data pods’ if needed and exploring alternative revenue models like subscriptions and micropayments,” he wrote. “We must fight against government over-reach in surveillance laws, including through the courts if necessary. We must push back against misinformation by encouraging gatekeepers such as Google and Facebook to continue their efforts to combat the problem.”
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