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Is contact tracing just for medical purposes? Think again

For the past three months I’ve been warning people about the dangers of contact tracing. I’ve said that if we continue to use centralized services to monitor potential spreaders of…

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Clearview AI’s Threat to Privacy

Until recently, Canada’s Federal Police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was buying facial recognition services from American tech company, Clearview AI—founded by known phisher and racist alt-right extremist Hoan Ton-That. As a…

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Back to the future

Ahh good old Marty McFly. Who would have thought that going back and forth between the past present and future would create so many funny and interesting problems? Sadly, life…

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Blockchain and Its Impact on Information Security’s CIA-triad: Part 2

How much does blockchain impact the CIA triad? Peer Social advisor Farshad Abasi, Founder of Forward Security, writes about the importance of information security. In Part 1, we explained the importance of the…

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Before you ask the question…

Does peer-to-peer have a future? If P2P networking is so great for users why not use it as the basis for the Internet 30 years in the future?   In the…

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It can’t get any worse can it?

I’m depressed.  Google controls all the search data on the planet, essentially making the Internet their private network.  They own 1.5 billion people’s email with Gmail  and 1 billion people’s documents and pictures are…

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Dr. Berners-Lee, I presume?

The ideals of the World Wide Web One of the problems of the early Peer-to-Peer Internet was that each piece of information needed to be stored and accessed separately, taking…

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