Identity

COVID is a risk to your Health and your Identity

In our rush to return to normal our vaccination status is being used as table stakes in a high-risk poker game where we gamble with our identity.

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Why Decentralization Matters: A conversation with Transitional Justice advocate Dr. Jon Unruh

This week on The Decentralists we have a very special guest, Dr. Jon Unruh, Transitional Justice advocate and Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University in Montreal.  Dr. Unruh has over…

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The Day and Night of the Living Dead

Why is identity so important? 

If you read Chloe Hadjimatheou’s report in the BBC on India’s living dead: ‘They stared at me like I was a ghost’ you will begin to understand. 

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In Through the Back Door

Break encryption for one, and you break it for all – leaving every file on every computer accessible by everyone.

How can the result be anything but anarchy?

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The Decentralists – Identity is a Ticking Time Bomb

We talk a lot about digital identity on The Decentralists. What is Identity? What makes Identity self-sovereign? Why is decentralized identity better than centralized like that offered by Single Sign-On? 

This week we talk about another important risk of centralized identity, the linking of personally identifiable data (PII). 

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What the FLoC?

best and brightest minds in technology, would be the most vibrant and innovative companies in the world. Yet, a couple of recent reports reveal that their lead may be slipping. 

Facebook is a $100 billion/year advertising company that has no problem using AI and algorithms to create incredibly accurate profiles of every single user.  Yet, they cannot make the AI accurate enough so as not to mislabel people as primates?

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iDentity

Apple recently announced that they will add digital identity documents to the Apple Pay wallet on iPhones and eight US states have joined the program – effectively selling their citizens’ identities to Apple.

Governments should not be giving control of their citizens’ identity to a Big Tech company, and neither should you.

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The Decentralists – Hot Topix: An Epic Victory?

In a high profile trial, Epic Games has challenged the up-to-30% cut Apple takes from purchases – arguing that the App Store was monopolistic. 

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers has finally made her decision…

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