Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Feb 2014 22:20 UTC
Internet & Networking

Speaking with Wired editor David Rowan at an event launching the magazine's March issue, Tim Berners-Lee said that although part of this is about keeping an eye on for-profit internet monopolies such as search engines and social networks, the greatest danger is the emergence of a balkanised web.

"I want a web that's open, works internationally, works as well as possible and is not nation-based," Berners-Lee told the audience, which included Martha Lane Fox, Jake Davis (AKA Topiary) and Lily Cole. He suggested one example to the contrary: "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."

A government never gives up a power it already has. The control it currently has over the web will not be relinquished.

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0brad0
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It's just going to get worse as ISPs are forced to deal with the IPv4 depletion. As for IPv6, as much as we desperately need it to work - good luck reaching anyone on there while everyone else is still on the IPv4 network.


And this is why people need to get after their ISPs to get off their asses and do their job. Some are doing a reasonable job such as Comcast and TWC but a whole lot are being super lazy and it is epic fail.

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