02 Oct Web Inventor Embarks on Open-Source Privacy Project
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee revealed this week his new open-source project called Solid which is aimed to giving back control of data to users.
Berners-Lee says that Solid, which is a set of modular specifications designed to build on and extend the World Wide Web’s founding technology: HTTP, REST, and HTML. 100% backwards compatible with the existing web, the specs not only provides extra features to an existing system, they also enable exciting new possibilities for web sites and applications.
The specification is said to pass control of data from internet service owners back to users by making the web a collaborative read-write space where privacy is managed via a web access control list specification.