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Berners-Lee: Internet Must Remain Neutral, Free

The Internet is being threatened by “people who want to control it on the sly” via legislation and various actions by large businesses, according to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium. His comments were made in light of recent investigative news reports that the US National Security Agency had been collecting reams of personal information from social-networking sites and Internet firms. Berners-Lee said users must make Internet privacy paramount and asked governments to protect its neutrality and independence. Companies and governments all over the world trying to take control of the Internet in different ways, he said, is a bigger threat than a single corporation having an online monopoly. Berners-Lee delivered his comments at the recent Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in Monte Carlo and also issued a statement to the Financial Times that has been widely reprinted. (The Telegraph)(CNET UK)(Reason)(WIRED UK)
 

CERN Celebrates Web Anniversary by Recreating First Webpage

As a part of its 20th anniversary celebration of the World Wide Web, CERN announced plans to recreate the world’s first webpage as part of its larger aim of preserving the hardware and software used in the Web’s launch. The World Wide Web began as a CERN project called ENQUIRE, initiated by Tim Berners-Lee—now the World Wide Web Consortium’s director—in 1989. Archive files from 1992, the earliest they could find, are now available at their original Web address http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html . “The hope is that the restoration of the first webpage and website will serve as an inspiration and a reminder of the Web’s fundamental values,” according to the BBC. “It is the early technology’s innate ability to subvert that makes re-creation of the first website especially interesting.” CERN is seeking help in restoring the NeXT computer that hosted the first website. (International Business Times)(BBC)(Restoring the First Website @ CERN)(CERN)
 

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