Tim Berners-Lee says freedom of internet under threat

Tim Berners-Lee claims our internet freedom in under threat by governments and corporations that don't have the public's interest at heart and has called for a bill of rights to be introduced to ensure users' privacy.

He said these organisations are tempted to abuse the open internet and this issue has come to light after former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden leaked information suggesting the government was snooping on US citizens.

Berners-Lee said at the Web We Want festival: "If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life. Continue>>>