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Solid-Inrupt: Welcome to the internet 2.0.

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List of Data Breaches from 2005 to 2018. – Wikipedia. 

Before going ahead I want you to check out the list above, it will give you an idea that what is happening to your personal data, and there is no privacy at all.

Take the recent Cambridge Analytica & Facebook case, 5 million individuals data was leaked or sold by Facebook. Also, you may have heard the latest one about G+, Google plus is shutting down after 500,000 users data was exposed. 

On the internet, there is no such thing as Privacy. Yes! it is something to be worried about.


Maybe not anymore.

Enough is enough, the father of the internet want the power back in his hands. His dream was to create a secure network where individuals would have been the owner of their own data, but surely that is not happening with WWW.

So, Tim Berners Lee decided to rebuild the internet. 

Solid Inrupt: About.

Solid Inrupt is the name of this project of remaking the internet. Here is the official site of solid inrupt.


Tim Berners Lee took this project of the new internet because as the internet evolved it diverged from Sir Tim’s original and inspiring vision. (Individuals to be the king of the internet).

Tim and Team have given 15 years to make it a reality.

Tim wants to provide a platform for the next generation of truly empowering and innovative developers.

How it works:

You decide where you store your data. Since you own your data, you’re free to move it at any time, without interruption of service or penalties.

whenever you’re opening up a new app, you don’t have to fill out your details ever again: they are read from your POD with your permission. Things saved through one app are available in another: you never have to sync, because your data stays with you.

What is POD?

Your POD is your personal storage space. All your data will be stored in your POD, not on the server of Facebook or Google, where they can manipulate it.

PODs are like secure USB sticks for the Web, that you can access from anywhere. When you give others access to parts of your POD, they can react to your photos and share their memories with you.

You can have as many PODs as you like, and they live on Solid enabled Web servers. Install the Solid Server on your own server at your home or workplace, or Get a Solid POD from a listed provider.

In order to prove ownership of your data, you need a way to identify yourself. Rather than relying on a third party, you can use your Solid POD to say who you are. So no more “Log in with X” or “Log in with Y” on the Web — just “Log in with your own Solid POD”.

What it holds for the Developers?

As far as claimed by the Solid Inrupt team, it is going to be a very promising platform and gonna create more opportunities for developers.

If you are a developer or planning to be one, then you can check their get started guide for developers. Here is the link to the official documentation page of Solid Inrupt.


But do you think that the current internet Kings like Google, Facebook and Amazon will let the power slip by their hands? They will surely not give up.

Now only time can tell what will happen, or who will win?

Father of internet V/S Kings of internet

SO, I hope you liked this post, And I leave the rest on you to explore. Check out our other articles and comment below.

Thank You.

Author: Harshvardhan Malpani

PHP Developer based in New Delhi, India. Working as a freelance web developer providing server deployment, website development and maintenance services.

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