Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Scenarios – World Wide Web
In an open letter on the World Wide Web Foundation website, the inventor Sir Tim Berners-
Discussing the risks of fake news and hacking, he wrote: “The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponise the web at scale. In recent years, we’ve seen fake Twitter and Facebook accounts stoke social tensions, external actors interfere in elections, and criminals steal troves of personal data.” Berners-
“While the problems facing the web are complex and large, I think we should see them as bugs: problems with existing code and software systems that have been created by people – and can be fixed by people. “Two myths currently limit our collective imagination: the myth that advertising is the only possible business model for online companies, and the myth that it’s too late to change the way platforms operate. On both points, we need to be a little more creative,” Berners-
Sir Tim Berners-
Objectsoft has long held this view – it is a regulatory business process – and when the inventor of the web offers this view, there is reason for optimism.
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