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2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee

Credit: Alexander Berg

Building a decentralized platform like the World Wide Web is, in many ways, a crucial test of one's ability to let go, but ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee is proud of the explosive creativity his invention has fostered. However, that does not mean he is done refining his creation: now a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Oxford University, Berners-Lee is still passionately involved in the fight to keep the Web open and available to all, protect people's personal data, and stop the spread of fake news.

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