The inventor of the Internet reveals an unprecedented global plan[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/11/25 11:03 • 101 times read[/rtl]
Britain's Tim Berners-Lee, known as the “father of the Internet”, has launched a global action plan to save the network from political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other malicious threats that threaten to plunge the world into “dystopia”. Bitter. "
Internet inventor Tim Berners-Lee told the British Guardian newspaper: "I think people's fear of bad things on the Internet is becoming bigger and bigger and justified. "If we don't change things, we don't need a 10-year plan for the network. We need to transform it now."
Dystopia is defined as a fantasy society, corrupt, frightening or somehow undesirable, and may mean a non-virtuous, chaotic society.
That is why the Internet's father laid the foundation for a contract that more than a year ago, some 80 organizations had drawn up, based on nine key principles for protecting the World Wide Web, three for governments and one for businesses and three for individuals.
The Internet Decade requires the adoption of governments, businesses and permanent individuals to make concrete commitments to protect the global network from abuse and to ensure that humanity benefits from it.
The contract, published by Berners-Lee, has the support of more than 150 organizations, ranging from Microsoft, Google and Facebook, to the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation. , According to the newspaper.
Those who support the contract must prove that they are applying the principles and working to find solutions to the most severe problems, or face being removed from the list of supporters.
If the text is implemented correctly, some may not last for long, as an Amnesty International report accused Google and Facebook of "enabling widespread harm to human rights."
Amnesty International's report came weeks after it was revealed that Google had obtained the personal health records of some 50 million Americans without their consent.
3 Principles for Governments
The principles of the Decade require Governments to do everything in their power to ensure that everyone who wishes to connect to the Internet and their privacy are respected.
Individuals must have access to any personal data held by them and have the right to object or withdraw from processing such data.
Principles The Additional Principles oblige companies to make the Internet accessible to all and invite them to develop Internet services for persons with disabilities and those who speak minority languages.
To build trust online, businesses are forced to simplify privacy settings by providing dashboards where people can access their data and manage their privacy options in one place.
Another principle requires companies to diversify their workforce, consult with large communities before and after the release of new products, and assess the risks of disseminating their technology misleading information or harming people's behavior or personal well-being.
3 Principles for Individuals 3 Principles
call for individuals to create rich and relevant content to make the Internet a valuable place, build strong online communities where everyone feels safe and welcoming, and finally, fight for the network, so that it remains open to everyone everywhere.
“The forces that take the network in the wrong direction have always been very strong,” said Berners-Lee. “Whether you are a company or a government, controlling the web is a way to make huge profits, or a way to ensure you stay in power. This is because it is only people who will be motivated to hold others accountable. "
"The power of the Internet, to be a force for good, is under threat and people are demanding change," said Emily Sharp, director of Internet policy at the Internet Foundation. "We are determined to shape this debate using the framework defined by the contract."
In the end, she added, "we need a global Internet traffic as we now have for the environment, so that governments and businesses are more responsive to citizens than they are today. The contract lays the foundations for this movement."
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee launched the www project through the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The project was called Inquirer. In 1990, he developed the first Internet browser and the first search tool appeared. In the name of Archie