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March 12, 2014
The inventor of the world wide web believes an online “Magna Carta” is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created and the rights of its users worldwide, reports TheGuardian.com. Sir Tim Berners-Lee said the web had come under increasing attack from governments and corporate influence and that new rules were needed to protect the “open, neutral” system. Speaking exactly 25 years after he wrote the first draft of the first proposal for what would become the world wide web, the computer scientist said: “We need a global constitution – a bill of rights.”RSS