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As World Wide Web turns 30, its inventor urges 2.0 ethics upgrade

Since unleashing his invention on the world at CERN, Tim Berners-Lee has continued to wrestle with the implications.

Tim Berners Lee pictured in 2008
Tim Berners Lee pictured in 2008 (AN/)

GENEVA (AN) — An international organization that gave rise to the World Wide Web marked the 30th anniversary of a globe-spanning invention with celebrations and calls to reboot its basic principles.

On March 12, 1989, while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, British computer expert Tim Berners-Lee, then 33, published his first proposal for an internet-based hypertext system to link and access information across different computers.

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