Have we reached a tipping point towards a better internet?

Tim Berners-Lee may feel he created a monster, but there are grounds for optimism

Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

This week, at the launch of the Web Summit in Lisbon, creator of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, cautioned that the internet was now at a “tipping point”.

On the network he created three decades ago, too much power is concentrated in the (often hidden) hands of a small number of opaque, global technology companies, he argued.

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