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World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils radical plan for the fabled ‘New Internet’

Sep 30, 2018 by

With Inrupt, users can create their own 'personal online data store' - or POD - to house anything from contact lists to calendar items to music libraries. A few app prototypes - built with the technology from Berners-Lee's already-established open source platform Solid - are pictured aboveWorld Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled his plans for a ‘New Internet’ that would decentralize the system and take power back from current kings including Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Berners-Lee’s start-up Inrupt is launching an app system this week that will allow users to regulate what personal information they share on the web and how that information is stored.

With Inrupt, users can create their own ‘personal online data store’ – or POD – to house anything from contact lists to calendar items to music libraries.

Put in simpler terms, the technology essentially brings together the functions of programs such as Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Spotify and WhatsApp – all on one browser, all at one time.

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled his new startup Inrupt, which he hopes will launch a new era of the internet where users can control the information they store and share – rather than relying on the discretion of sites such as Google and Facebook

Berners-Lee said the intent behind Inrupt is ‘world domination’ in an exclusive interview with Fast Company published Saturday.

The site noted that the comment was said in jest – but was also true.

‘It’s a historical moment,’ Berners-Lee said of the startup he’s been building for the past nine months. ‘We have to do it now.’

As of this week, tech developers around the globe can create their own decentralized apps using the tools available on the Inrupt website.

Source: World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils radical plan for the fabled ‘New Internet’ | Daily Mail Online

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