Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Photo: Alamy Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Photo: Alamy
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Photo: Alamy
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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee calls for drastic changes to the internet amid concerns over data privacy, hacking, misinformation

  • Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web Foundation are advocating for a universal online social contract
  • He envisions this initiative as evolving into something like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Photo: Alamy Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Photo: Alamy
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, speaks at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Photo: Alamy
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