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Web Inventor Warns Governments: Internet Has No Off Switch

Posted By Adan On September 6, 2012 @ 8:44 am In Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

AFP
September 6, 2012

Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, on Wednesday warned governments that attempts to block the Internet were doomed to failure due to its scattered structure.

Speaking at the launch of a league table showing which countries use the web most effectively, Berners-Lee said the lack of a global Internet “off-switch” meant authoritarian regimes could not stem the influx of digital information.

[...] “At the moment, because countries connect to each other in lots of different ways, there is no one off switch, there is no central place where you can turn it off.

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