Tim Berners-Lee says tech giants like Google and Facebook may need to be broken up
Tim Berners-Lee is the man who invented the World Wide Web way back in 1989. Now, Berners-Lee says tech giants such as Google and Facebook may need to be broken up. That is, unless someone can step up to compete with them head-to-head and reduce their influence over the internet.
There is no question that companies such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple all have a serious amount of power. With that power comes influence and control over a vast majority of people. Often times, companies with this much power that go unchecked can have a negative impact on society as a whole. This is why Berners-Lee is suggesting that breaking up these companies may need to happen.
No, its not because Google+ Is closing down and Facebook now faces no big competition... Tim, of course, is behind MeWe and similar initiatives to create alternatives. So does the market right itself or will intervention come? It all depends on whether you think Google and Facebook have crossed the trust line.
|Tim Berners-Lee says tech giants like Google and Facebook may need to be broken up
Tim Berners-Lee is the recognized inventor of the