Did you know that yesterday, 23 August 2013, was the World Wide Web's birthday? It is 22 years and one day since the official Internaut Day - the day when Sir Tim Berners-Lee opened up the web to new users and kicked off a global communications revolution.
How fitting then that it was in the web's 21st year, the year that traditionally signals the final transition from innocence to maturity, in which the scales fell from our eyes and we began to understand the vast scope and ambition of government internet surveillance.
If the Internet Engineering Task Force has its way then it may also become known as the year when we began to toughen up and make a web that's fit for a grown-up world.
The IETF are a highly respected group of engineers who produce recommendations and standards for how various aspects of the internet should work.
One of those standards is the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that defines how web browsers and web servers should communicate with each other.
A working group from the IETF recently met in Berlin to talk about the design of HTTP 2.0, the first update to the web's fundamental protocol since 1999, and dealing with surveillance was at the top of their agenda.