Tim Berners-Lee
On Tuesday, March 5, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius sat down for an exclusive interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The wide-ranging conversation happened one week before the 30th anniversary of the web’s invention. Berners-Lee shared his views on the rise of disinformation, threats to digital privacy, and his efforts to empower people to take back ownership of data through his company inrupt and technology Solid.
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One week before the anniversary of the World Wide Web, its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, shared how he plans to use the occasion to show how the world can help ensure the web remains a force for good.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee explains how he came up with the idea for the World Wide Web and why coding is a good skill to teach your children.
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Tim Berners-Lee explains how efforts to get clicks can drive some websites to promote misinformation.
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When asked about the goal for his contract for the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee said it is ‘about locking in a mid-course correction’ and pointing the web ‘back toward constructiveness and back toward science, facts and democracy.’
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee says his new platform Solid will separate the apps from data storage, giving the user more control and access to their data.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Founding Director of the Word Wide Web Foundation
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while working at CERN in 1989. Having worked to make sure the web was freely available to all, Berners-Lee is now dedicated to enhancing and protecting the web's future. He is a Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, which works to establish the web as a global public good and a basic right. He is also Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, a global web standards organization. In 2012, he co-founded the Open Data Institute (ODI). Tim is also CTO of inrupt, a startup he co-founded to bring his technology Solid to market.
Interviewed by David Ignatius
Davis Ignatius is a foreign affairs columnist at The Washington Post.
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