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    Father of the Web Tim Berners-Lee prepares 'do-over'

    (Reuters) - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist who was knighted for inventing the internet navigation system known as the World Wide Web, wants to re-make cyberspace once again.

    With a new startup called Inrupt, Berners-Lee aims to fix some of the problems that have handicapped the so-called open web in an age of huge, closed platforms such as Facebook.

    Building on ideas developed by an open-source software project called Solid, Inrupt promises a web where people can use a single sign-on for any service and personal data is stored in “pods,” or personal online data stores, controlled by the user.

    “People are fed up with the lack of controls, the silos,” said Berners-Lee, co-founder and chief technology officer of Inrupt, in an interview at the Reuters Next conference. This new, updated web, Berners-Lee said, will enable the kind of person-to-person sharing and collaboration that has helped make the big social media services so successful while leaving the user in control.

    John Bruce, a veteran technology executive who is CEO of Inrupt, said the company had signed up Britain’s National Health Service, the BBC and the government of Flanders in Belgium as pilot customers, and hoped to announce many more by April.

    Inrupt’s investors include Hearst Ventures, Octopus Ventures and Akamai, an internet content delivery firm. Bruce declined to say how much has been raised.




    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN29H1JK
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Father of the Web Tim Berners-Lee prepares 'do-over'

    (Reuters) - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist who was knighted for inventing the internet navigation system known as the World Wide Web, wants to re-make cyberspace once again.

    With a new startup called Inrupt, Berners-Lee aims to fix some of the problems that have handicapped the so-called open web in an age of huge, closed platforms such as Facebook.

    Building on ideas developed by an open-source software project called Solid, Inrupt promises a web where people can use a single sign-on for any service and personal data is stored in “pods,” or personal online data stores, controlled by the user.

    “People are fed up with the lack of controls, the silos,” said Berners-Lee, co-founder and chief technology officer of Inrupt, in an interview at the Reuters Next conference. This new, updated web, Berners-Lee said, will enable the kind of person-to-person sharing and collaboration that has helped make the big social media services so successful while leaving the user in control.

    John Bruce, a veteran technology executive who is CEO of Inrupt, said the company had signed up Britain’s National Health Service, the BBC and the government of Flanders in Belgium as pilot customers, and hoped to announce many more by April.

    Inrupt’s investors include Hearst Ventures, Octopus Ventures and Akamai, an internet content delivery firm. Bruce declined to say how much has been raised.




    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN29H1JK
    Did Al Gore say it was okay to tamper with his invention?

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      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      Did Al Gore say it was okay to tamper with his invention?
      Yeah, I was wondering if anybody was going to accuse me of historical revisionism.
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        Giving the user more, or even total, control of their online experience is a good thing, but how many companies like Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc., are going to embrace this technology when it would completely destroy their business model that depends on controlling access to online content and selling personal data collected through their services?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          Giving the user more, or even total, control of their online experience is a good thing, but how many companies like Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc., are going to embrace this technology when it would completely destroy their business model that depends on controlling access to online content and selling personal data collected through their services?
          I think their rush to censorship answers that question.

          I don't use reddit -- is that a free and open board?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            Did Al Gore say it was okay to tamper with his invention?
            I thought Al Gore invented Climate Change in order to make monster millions $

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