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Inventor of World Wide Web Savages Government’s Big Brother Plans

Posted By admin On April 17, 2012 @ 3:06 pm In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Extension of surveillance powers ‘destruction of human rights’…

Ian Katz
London Guardian [1]
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The government’s controversial plans to allow intelligence agencies to monitor the internet use and digital communications of every person in the UK suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday when the inventor of the world wide web warned that the measures were dangerous and should be dropped.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who serves as an adviser to the government on how to make public data more accessible, says the extension of the state’s surveillance powers would be a “destruction of human rights” and would make a huge amount of highly intimate information vulnerable to theft or release by corrupt officials. In an interview with the Guardian, Berners-Lee said: “The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing.

“You get to know every detail, you get to know, in a way, more intimate details about their life than any person that they talk to because often people will confide in the internet as they find their way through medical websites … or as an adolescent finds their way through a website about homosexuality, wondering what they are and whether they should talk to people about it.”

The British computer engineer, who devised the system that allows the creation of websites and links, said that of all the recent developments on the internet, it was moves by governments to control or spy on the internet that “keep me up most at night”.

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[3] The Inventor Of The World Wide Web Says SOPA Violates Human Rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-inventor-of-the-world-wide-web-says-sopa-violates-human-rights.html

[4] Sir Tim Berners-Lee: World wide web needs bill of rights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sir-tim-berners-lee-world-wide-web-needs-bill-of-rights.html

[5] Tim Berners-Lee Calls for Web Magna Carta: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tim-berners-lee-calls-for-web-magna-carta.html

[6] This Powerful Spy Software Is Being Abused By Governments Around The World: http://www.prisonplanet.com/this-powerful-spy-software-is-being-abused-by-governments-around-the-world.html

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