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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The World Wide Web turns 30

The World Wide Web turned 30 yesterday, and its inventor isn’t too happy with its current state. Invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the web was originally intended “to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world,” CERN says. However, Berners-Lee is concerned with how it is being misused now, saying in an open letter that “it’s understandable that many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good.”

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