Taking back control of the Internet, by Tim Berners-Lee


What do you think?

  1. can we "take back control"?

    2 vote(s)
  2. Or is it too late and are we doomed?

    9 vote(s)
  3. Potatoe

    7 vote(s)
  1. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Feb 8, 2021

    Tokolozi , Feb 8, 2021 :
    I'm not Donkey Kong...

  2. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Feb 8, 2021

    Bouncer71 , Feb 8, 2021 :

  3. luxuskamel
    Marshmallow Feb 8, 2021

  4. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 8, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Feb 8, 2021 :
    We will only be able to take control back when enough people care about control.

    I remember the old Internet too, and I know it is a huge tidal wave, shifting accordingly to the mass-desire of the month. To give users the power over their data, I do think that first users should be educated about their own data.

    The Internet is more than this bubble we live in. A lot of users know more than a lot, but others think it’s magic, that the convenience is fueled by angelical corporations that do all this for a charitable algorithm.

    Anything is possible, any kind of fight back is attainable. But our data is being controlled by companies bigger than we know; what a lot feed the machine in a numbness bulk is being worked with tweezers, so we can be greeted with some of that good old convenience.

    It’s possible but it will never be easy, as I suspect a lot of Internet users do not want that control. The problem is not just the present, but the future if we continue with the “I am too cool to care, data is already something I have lost, so yolo” attitude.

    Thank you for the good read, @Mr. BG - and for the site that I didn't know. Two recommendations for the thread: perhaps watch "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix and this video with Tim Cook talking about privacy. I know it's Apple and I do know there's a lot of marketing there, but perhaps there's some truth to it.

  5. G_plusone
    Nougat Feb 8, 2021

    G_plusone , Feb 8, 2021 :
    So true.
    Most Users don't care much now.
    Legislation is the option now. User demand isn't that much now

  6. kushal__12
    Honeycomb Feb 8, 2021

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  7. Priyanshu_01
    Froyo Feb 8, 2021

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  8. Venkat Depatla , via OnePlus 8T Aquamarine Green , Feb 8, 2021 :
    After watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix, I deleted Facebook, Twitter, G+ accounts.

    Thats a eye opening documentary for starters.

  9. luxuskamel
    Marshmallow Feb 8, 2021

    luxuskamel , Feb 8, 2021 :
    Disagree. There are trustworthy alternatives for most things. But it's less convenient obviously

  10. gbvreddy
    Gingerbread Feb 8, 2021

    gbvreddy , via OnePlus Nord Blue Marble , Feb 8, 2021 :
    S .Unless we stop using them which is not possible in these digital world.we are someway or other we are depending on them

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  11. ntquyet143
    Gingerbread Feb 8, 2021

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  12. praveen.karre
    Gingerbread Feb 8, 2021

  13. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Feb 8, 2021

    TibiTibi , via OnePlus 8T , Feb 8, 2021 :
    That's why I have downloaded and printed out the whole internet. Then I have cutted out all ads. I'm updating my printouts once per week.

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  14. Priyanshu_01
    Froyo Feb 9, 2021

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  16. manuel19
    The Lab - OnePlus 8T Reviewer Feb 9, 2021

    manuel19 , via OnePlus 8T , Feb 9, 2021 :
    As you really liked it, I advice you to watch the great hack on netflix.

    I have huge respect for you on deleting your accounts, I've only been able to deactivate my fb. But as I still use instagram, it doesn't really change anything. I'd like to do more in this regard but it feels like it's impossible to do so.

  17. McJader
    KitKat Feb 9, 2021

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  18. Venkat Depatla , via OnePlus 8T Aquamarine Green , Feb 9, 2021 :
    Will watch that. Thank you for your respect.

    There is no escape on privacy. All we can do is limiting to the extent possible. And it's impossible to escape.

  19. X1574347657862
    Eclair Feb 9, 2021

    X1574347657862 , Feb 9, 2021 :
    i totally agree