WEB INVENTOR: There’s No Internet “Off” Switch. ” The inventor of the world wide web has denied there is an ‘off-switch’ which could turn off the internet across the globe. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the web on Christmas Day 1990, said the only way the internet could ever be entirely shut down is if governments all over the world co-ordinated to make it a centralised system.”

So beware when they look like that’s what they’re doing.