In 2016, Berners-Lee was the head of the Decentralized Information Group at the MIT School of Computer Science, leading the Solid project.Developmentjobs. This is a joint project with the Qatar Computing Institute to fundamentally change the way web applications work today, with the goal of improving privacy and giving users true data ownership.
It is reported that the establishment of the Solid project originated from Berners-Lee's concerns about a series of data breach scandals before, and the excessive use of user data by Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, AWS, etc., which he believes is not in line with his original intention to create the World Wide Web. It is the abuse and destruction of its creation. After the "American election manipulation event" was exposed in 2016, Berners-Lee was determined to fight back through his celebrity status and his programming skills.
Solid's slogn is "Re-decentralizing the web", which is to redistribute the network. The intention is simple, depriving large Internet companies of the control over the user's private data and returning it to the users themselves. By controlling the data on their own, users can choose how to use this data for profit.
However, although Solid has been in operation for several years, the progress has been relatively slow and it is not ready for the public. But inVanity fairIn a recent interview, Berners-Lee provided more information about the project and how it will change the way we use the Internet. In the article, there is a saying: those who work closely with him say that Berners-Lee's determination and enthusiasm for the Solid project is almost exactly the same as when he explored the original development of the Web 30 years ago.