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OPLIN 4Cast #733: Tim Berners-Lee is remaking the Web to be private

Posted in 4cast, and privacy

Like me, perhaps you have to come to feel that privacy online is nearly impossible. Personal control of one’s information is, at best, difficult to achieve and often not in the realm of users who are not very tech-savvy. We’re not the only ones who feel that way. Even Tim Berners-Lee, the man widely accredited with the creation of the web, acknowledges that the original intentions of his invention have been subverted and it has turned into something dystopian. In an effort to make something better, that accounts for the rights of the individual over those of Big Tech, he’s created a startup, called Inrupt, that’s been making news headlines.

From the Ohio Web Library: