Root servers pose a problem to us right now. They are controlling the entire Internet DNS in the hands of a few companies, and they have recently began to exercise their control by censoring websites.
SSL certificates cost a ridiculous amount of money. We must replace our existing technology with something that will allow us to use self-signed certificates (created for free) instead of being at the mercy of profiteering companies.
Web Traffic Revenue
Revenue gained from advertising is pooling into the hands of extremely few companies, creating never seen before cash reserves in the billions of dollars that go completely unused. This money could be better used if reinvested into the community.
Reinventing The Wheel
Exactly how many social networking / picture sharing / video sharing / etc websites do we need on the Internet? We are not structuring ourselves very well.
Online service providers (OSPs) often have a conflict of interests between making profit and upholding user privacy. Facebook, Google, and an endless slue of companies, large and small, are trading in people's privacy for money. People need to have 100% control without any ability from the OSP to say otherwise. Currently we rely on trust, but this is no longer acceptable for our future.
How do we solve these problems? Read more...