SAY NO TO INTERNET.ORG
Tim Berners-Lee, the man who is the inventor of World Wide Web has warned the developing nations against Facebook’s ambitious project Internet.org.
Tim, the computer scientist from England was giving a speech at Web We Want Festival in London’s Southbank Centre and he was talking and showing his worries about the UK government’s plans of re-introducing modified version of “snooper’s charter”, which will make the law imposing agencies more powerful as to invade the privacy of UK citizens and spy on them.
Tim invented the “WWW” in 1989, so if he says something about internet then you have to take it seriously. Tim has a message or rather countries like India should take it as a warning, he said that any efforts to provide better internet access by providing them in a lower or cut-down version of the web should be denied straightaway. Facebook’s Internet.org is an example of such an effort. He said, “Users should “just say no” to such proposals.”
Tim was among the people who raised their voices in favor of Net Neutrality in the very beginning and he shared his opinion very explicitly that connectivity should be provided by ISP with no strings attached. He also said that customers should neither be controlled nor monitored until and unless their consent has been taken.
As per Tim Berners-Lee, “Threats to the Internet, such as companies or governments that interfere with or snoop on Internet traffic, compromise basic human network rights.”