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Tim Berners-Lee Launched His Vision for an Alternative Web, and His Timing was Impeccable

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web and recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.

In a blog post this weekend, Sir Tim Berners-Lee outlined what is essentially a manifesto for a new, fairer Internet.

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Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee has developed Solid, an open-source project aiming to give Internet users more control over their data by allowing them to decide which of their apps can access it.

Berners-Lee, recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award for 2016, has been a vocal opponent of major technology companies abusing user data, calling for more regulation.

Solid gives every user a choice about where data is stored, which specific people and groups can access specific elements, and which apps are used.

Berners-Lee also recently launched Inrupt, a company designed to provide a commercial structure to push Solid forward. Inrupt's mission is "to provide commercial energy and an ecosystem to help protect the integrity and quality of the new Web built on Solid," Berners-Lee says.

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