“The price of free is actually too high.”

The Internet noticed it turned into crap

#Internet

Mon, Apr 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

From Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, lamenting what the web has become, to O'Reilly's Mike Loukides on rebuilding it, the Internet has become aware that it has been weaponised by the few that control it. And while the Internet is sorry will something good come out of this? Probably not.

There have always been outsiders who criticized the tech industry — even if their concerns have been drowned out by the oohs and aahs of consumers, investors, and journalists. But today, the most dire warnings are coming from the heart of Silicon Valley itself. The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive. The inventor of the World Wide Web fears his creation is being “weaponized.” Even Sean Parker, Facebook’s first president, has blasted social media as a dangerous form of psychological manipulation. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he lamented recently.

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