July 13, 2009 Online
Senator Conroy, meet Sir Berners-Lee…
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for governments and companies to limit the amount they snoop on web users.
Berners-Lee likened the web to a blank piece of paper, saying that governments and companies cannot not control what is written or drawn on the paper by people, so neither should they be able restrict how the internet is used by surfers.
“When you use the internet it is important that the medium should not be set up with constraints. The canvas should be blank,” he said during the launch of Digital Revolution, a new BBC Two series that intends to explore the history of the web.
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