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Tim Berners-Lee: Encryption Cracking By Spy Agencies 'appalling and Foolish'


Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee: 'Based on recent revelations it seems the system of checks and balances [on spy agencies] has failed.'

Credit: Rick Friedman for the Guardian

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the World Wide Web, has called for a "full and frank public debate" over Internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, GCHQ, warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed.

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