Tim Berners-Lee

Google says the World Wide Web is now 30. Its inventor says many feel it's 'not the web we wanted in every respect'

Google says the World Wide Web is now 30. Its inventor says many feel it's 'not the web we wanted in every respect'

At the ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its creator says, trumpeting a call to make it better for humanity.

Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday joined a celebration of the Web and reminisced about his invention at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, starting with a proposal published on March 12, 1989. It opened the way to a technological revolution that has transformed the way people buy goods, share ideas, get information and much more.

It's also become a place where tech titans scoop up personal data, rival governments spy and...

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