To a certain extent things are out of control. Before the iPhone had the ability to easily turn on the flashlight, you could get thousands of different apps which would do it and, depending on which one you picked, you would download the thing just to turn the flashlight on and it would ask for access to your calendar. These apps were deliberately made to steal your data, build a profile of you. These companies are nefarious in what they do and their whole business model is stealing data and not helping [people] in their lives at all.

Watch a clip of Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, addressing the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos above, and catch up with his full session on how trust can be preserved, here.

Image: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Director, World Wide Web Foundation, USA gives a statement during the session ‘An insight, an idea’ at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. World Economic Forum.swiss-image.ch/Photo Mirko Ries