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A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee

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Quote from Tim Berners-Lee: "People want apps that help them do what they want and need to do – without spying on them," Berners-Lee said. "Apps that don't have an ulterior motive of distracting them with propositions to buy this or that."

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How does this square with communications providers giving the NSA and GCHQ (and no doubt others) access TO THE UNDERLYING TRAFFIC? Sure, "apps" like Facebook are hoovering up the app traffic.... but the NSA and GCHQ are hoovering up ALL THE TRaFFIC.

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I simply don't see the Tim Berners-Lee initiative "giving users control" over NSA or GCHQ information about those users. It's not just Facebook and Google doing the spying. This is typical of the misdirection provided by influential figures...the real problems are NEVER mentioned!

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What am I missing here?

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