Tim Berners-Lee, 65, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has called the internet a ‘basic right’ and says getting all young people online should be a global priority

Tim Berners-Lee, 65, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has called the internet a ‘basic right’ and says getting all young people online should be a global priority. 

In an to mark the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web — a tool Mr Berners-Lee built in 1989 while at CERN to navigate the burgeoning internet — he says the internet is to the 21st century what electricity was to the 20th century. 

He urged leaders to fund schemes to make sure ‘everyone, everywhere is within reach of a ​meaningful internet connection​’ because ‘things need to change’. 

The letter also took aim at ‘Big Tech’, saying companies must ‘respect the rights’ of young people and they should be held to account by tougher laws. 

In a separate interview, Mr Berners-Lee added he is optimistic that change is coming, kampus terbaik di lampung believing the tech giants that dominate the internet are a ‘fad’. 

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In an open letter to mark the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web — a tool Mr Berners-Lee  (pictured) built in 1989 while at CERN to navigate the burgeoning internet — he says the internet is to the 21st century what electricity was to the 20th century

In an open letter to mark the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web — a tool Mr Berners-Lee  (pictured) built in 1989 while at CERN to navigate the burgeoning internet — he says the internet is to the 21st century what electricity was to the 20th century

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