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The forward slashes at the beginning of internet addresses have long annoyed net users and now the man behind them has apologised for using them.


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Founded by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, the World Wide Web Foundation is an international, not-for-profit organization that leads transformative programs to advance the Web as a medium that empowers people to bring about positive change.
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Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled his latest venture for the UK government, which offers the public better access to official data. A new website,, will offer reams of public sector data, ranging from traffic statistics to crime figures, for private or commercial use.


 UK public database government Tim Berners-Lee
Countries should be judged on their willingness to open up public data to their citizens, the inventor of the world wide web has told the BBC. He said "openness of data and the neutrality of the network" should be considered as important as free speech.


 Internet freedom Tim Berners-Lee
The inventor of the web has said that governments must act to preserve the principle of net neutrality. Sir Tim Berners-Lee told the BBC that legislation may be needed if self-regulation failed.


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