Internet

No Off-Switch for Web, Says Berners-Lee

There's no easy way for governments to shut the Internet off, the Web inventor assures listeners

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The inventor of the world wide web has denied there is an "off-switch" which could turn off the internet across the globe.

Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the web on Christmas Day 1990, said the only way internet could ever be entirely shut down is if governments all over the world coordinated to make it a centralised system.