Tim Berners-Lee: ‘Surveillance Threatens Web’

“One of the most encouraging findings of this year’s web index is how the web and social media are increasingly spurring people to organise, take action and try to expose wrongdoing in every region of the world,” – Tim Berners-Lee

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Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the democratic nature of the net is threatened by a “growing tide of surveillance and censorship”.

The warning came as he launched his World Wide Web Foundation’s annual web index report, tracking global censorship.

It suggests that 94% of the countries in the index do not adequately monitor government internet interception.

Thirty per cent of countries block or filter political content, it indicates.

The report concludes that the current legal framework on government snooping needs urgent review.

BBC News

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3 responses to “Tim Berners-Lee: ‘Surveillance Threatens Web’

  1. KEVIN DOHERTY

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST HURDLES FOR GETTING INFORMATION OUT IS FROM THOSE WHO PRETEND TO BEFREIND WHISTLEBLOWERS ONLY TO BETRAY THEM, THESE PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHITS, AREA MENACE TO THOSE OF US IN THE PUBLIC WHO WANT THIS INFO

  2. Mark Hunt

    The web lends itself perfectly to the scrutiny of those who chose to watch over us.
    We should, therefore, all be wary of the trail we leave. I’ve seen otherwise security conscious people leave every detail of their lives on Twitter & FB without much of a thought.
    Tim is right to warn us. He has created a prison for us all to unwittingly be ensnared in.