We need to reclaim an open internet — tech founders should lead the charge


Back in 1989, when British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee laid the foundation for what would become the internet, he imagined the web as an open platform where anyone could share information anywhere. Borderless collaboration, open to all, guided by an ethos which promoted equality. This year, the world wide web will celebrate its 30th birthday. To a large extent the internet has lived up to its original vision and in many ways gone beyond what we could have imagined. It has undoubtedly transformed the way we live. But the recurring battle of keeping the internet open and transparent seems more…

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