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Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
This is the real inventor of the Internet and gave it away for free. There may be hope yet where we control what personal data is available to businesses and governments.


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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,402 Senior Member
    Now that is a real interesting concept. I hope he gets it going .
    There will be push back & if his program gets black balled . access will be tough to things users want to use. The bigger & faster it grows will decide if it can last . Legal challenges will be all over the place .
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    That man is going to get a set of concrete shoes andshot in the back of the head three times. What a terrible way to commit suicide. 
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,092 Senior Member
    I don't even understand it, and I'm a computer geek from as far back as the late 70s and a retired IT person as well. I'm going to guess its good if he's trying to circumvent Google and especially face***k.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,930 Senior Member
    I read it bit it's over my head. Will this be good or bad?
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,402 Senior Member
    Success has many fathers & failure is an orphan . All the tec. things have good & bad to them . It depends on the users . We have so many lazy & stupid people that have found a way to abuse the system. Reacting to BS statements by people you don't even know anything about is kind of silly. Networking with strangers is a good thing but if you don't use caution it will bite you . I found this to be true with my experiences with yahoo chat rooms years ago. " Buyer be wear "  The new web idea is a good idea but like so many ideas it will have a dark side just like this does. If abuses can happen ..... they will .
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,127 Senior Member
    If you don’t want companies to have your data, just follow this one weird trick....

    dont put the data online.  It’s really pretty simple.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,922 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #8
    If you don’t want companies to have your data, just follow this one weird trick....

    dont put the data online.  It’s really pretty simple.
    Nah.  Folks would rather put it out there, complain about it being used, say the government needs to do "something," then complain about government overreach into private business.

    Or, complain about something they don't use.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #9
    Who is this guy? We all know Al Gore invented the Internet.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,092 Senior Member
    Wambli, you probably understand what this guy's talking about - can you break it down for me/us? I don't get it, some kind of alternate Internet and/or WWW?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,092 Senior Member

    Multiple issues.  Your information is already everywhere, even if you could try to lock it up, its already everywhere, and I'm not talking about websites like Google and such, I'm talking about Government websites at every level.  Try to convince THOSE guys to give up control over it.  That horse left the barn a looooooong time ago.

    That in a nutshell is the problem. I've locked down everything I *can*, and don't put any info out there that I don't have to - but there's absolutely nothing to be done about Gov't databases. I can only minimize my exposure, not eliminate it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,263 Senior Member
    The wife just spent two weeks at FLETC and this was a part of the training she attended.  Even being Federal LE, it is still impossible to eliminate everything. You can leave a small footprint, even scrub your info, but within months your back.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,772 Senior Member
    Who is this guy? We all know Al Gore invented the Internet.
    It must be Manbearpig trying to defeat Al Gore by inventing a different internet.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,092 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    You can leave a small footprint, even scrub your info, but within months your back.
    Yep, esp. if you buy real estate or issue a mail forwarding order. I've scrubbed what I can, and have to let the rest go by...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
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