New Internet startup to offer more Data Privacy controls

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Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of World Wide Web is all set to unveil a ‘New Internet’ which promises to give users full control on the data they share with other internet services providers like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

Inrupt, an app based web search system will allow users to regulate what personal info they would like to share on the web and how that info is stored by the big service providers.

Lee said that Inrupt will allow users to create a personal online data store called POD. And in that, they can store all the info like contacts lists to music libraries.

In simpler terms, Inrupt will be an amalgamation of certain functions of programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Drive, Slack, Spotify, and WhatsApp- all on one browser at one time.

Saying the same in an interview last week, Berners Lee said that the new Internet App’s main objective is ‘World Domination’ where users will be the king and not the companies which are offering the technology.

Note- Berners Lee is the same guy who found World Wide Web Consortium in 1994. He has been an avid defender of ‘Net Neutrality’ and has also aired his voice to Ajit Pai, the head of Federal Communications Commission.

Inrupt’s POD will be depending on an already established open source platform called ‘Solid’ where users will be in charge of deciding who can access their data on the information store and to what extent. The company refers to these functions as ‘Personal Empowerment through Data’.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cyber Security Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security