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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Tim Berners-Lee's Startup To Decentralize The Web, Take Power From Google And Facebook | MAD London - MediaPost Communications

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, spoke Monday at a summit in Lisbon about his push to support a new “contract for the web” and a newly launched startup, Inrupt, whose engineers are building the open-source platform called “Solid.”, notes Laurie Sullivan, writer and editor for MediaPost.
Photo: Tim Berners-Lee

The Solid platform aims to “reset the balance of power on the web and reignite its true potential” through decentralization. It will allow users to choose where their data is kept, along with who can see and access it.

“It allows you, your family and colleagues, to link and share data with anyone,” Berners-Lee wrote in a blog post. “It allows people to look at the same data with different apps at the same time.”....

In September, Berners-Lee announced his sabbatical from MIT, where he worked as a professor, and reduced his day-to-day involvement with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to develop the company Inrupt, where he plans to guide the next stage of the web.

Source: MediaPost Communications