With several large companies trusted with large amounts of user data, and with several high profile data breaches and misuses of consumer data, Berners-Lee writes that:
The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas. I believe we’ve reached a critical tipping point, and that powerful change for the better is possible — and necessary.
Berners-Lee and colleagues have been working on the open-source Solid project in an attempt to restore the power of individuals on the web.
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