World Wide Web(WWW) inventor Tim Berners-Lee has revealed his plans for a ‘New Internet’ that would change the system of the internet to and will take power back from companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Lee’s start-up Inrupt is preparing an app that will allow users to regulate the information they share on the web and how that information is stored. Users will be allowed to create their own ‘personal online data store’ – or POD.
It has been also shared that this POD will have the functions of programs such as Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Spotify and WhatsApp under one browser, all at one time. ‘We have to do it now, it’s a historical moment,’ Berners-Lee said about the startup and revealed he’s been building this for the past nine months.
Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 and he has been working on open source platform Solid from years. Solid claims to allow users greater control over their data and now, he is talking about Intrupt under which he has plans to build apps on the Solid platform.
When the web was first launched, users communicated directly through it. But with time, big names like Facebook and Google became the medium of interactions between users. This led to data duplication across the several platforms.
Inrupt is believed to have the potential of completely cutting off the presence of companies like Facebook and Google, who have made profits from selling user information to third parties. To check the working of this, all Solid users will get a Pod before making it go live.
Everyone is looking at this new project with curiosity but the implementation will tell us about the actual working of this app.
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