Article in the Register regarding Phorm – essentially a means for ISP’s to monitor users internet activity, and use it for “advertising” means. Berners-Lee claims it would be like each and everyone internet user having a spy camera in their home.
Berners-Lee gave a passionate explanation of why he does not believe ISPs should on principle be allowed to intercept and profile their customers’ internet usage. “It is very important that when click we click without a thought that a third party knows what we’re clicking on,” he said. “I have come here to defend the internet as a medium.”
For those who are unaware, Tim Berner-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web.
go read the article here.
Also – click here – for article in Guardian newspaper