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Tim Berners-Lee speaks against Internet balkanisation

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 13:22

Web-founder Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out against moves towards Internet balkanisation in an interview with Wired magazine.

Speaking about Brazil’s “home-soil servers” proposal and Iran’s project to create a heavily censored national Intranet, he said:

I want a Web that’s open, works internationally, works as well as possible, and is not nation-based. What I don’t want is a Web where the Brazilian government has every social network’s data stored on servers on Brazilian soil. That would make it so difficult to set one up.

For more information see: Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web –

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