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IN­VEN­TOR of the World Wide Web Tim Bern­ers-Lee has crit­i­cised what his creation has be­come, and started work on new on­line in­ven­tions.

Sir Tim cre­ated the web in 1989. In a re­cent blog post, he said the web had be­come an un­fair place, which “pow­er­ful forces” use to pro­mote their own in­ter­ests. He wrote: “I be­lieve we’ve reached a crit­i­cal tip­ping point, and that pow­er­ful change for the bet­ter is pos­si­ble – and nec­es­sary. Peo­ple want to have a web they can trust.”

The post also an­nounced a new plat­form Sir Tim is work­ing on, called Solid. He says it will give users a choice as to where their data is stored, and that they can share that data with friends, fam­ily and oth­ers with dif­fer­ent apps at the same time.

Sir Tim is tak­ing time off from his job at Mass­a­chu­setts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy to work on his new project.

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