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Trust: not a standardised commodity

Trust is a word which has been bandied about so much that it has lost both its meaning and importance. Folk just seem to believe that by habitually imposing their expectations on unsuspecting others, without consultation or asking for permission, they are placing their trust in that person. What invariably transpires is the trust-thruster becomes disappointed when the unwitting recipient does not live up to their expectations.

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Maintaining the integrity of an open and inclusive Internet

The principles of openness and inclusivity, on which the Internet has been built, are so aligned with everything I want the world to be. They are at the heart of human values and the ideals that I spend my life working towards. The mere thought of the erosion of these principles is pure agony, but the Internet has not become what its founders envisaged and is now a fundamental part of a global community. As a result, the economics of capitalism are now firmly in the frame and the Internet eco-system is being challenged and so are its principles.

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