Identity

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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Identity

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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News

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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Cryptocurrency

Crypto or not to Crypto? Fundamental questions for Economic-Sociologist Dr. Nigel Dodd

How can Sociology help us better understand traditional money, and its digital counterpart, Cryptocurrency?

Join us on this episode of The Decentralists as we explore what money means to society – and what cryptocurrencies mean to money.

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News

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Proton Torpedoed

ProtonMail is used by journalists whistle blowers and activists all over the world precisely because its is secure, private and untraceable.

Until recently that is.

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Technology

The Decentralists – Decentralization Education Episode 7: Single sign-on

This episode, we define Single sign-on (SSO) solutions for identity management, and we’re thrilled to get some help from a very special guest. Dr. Geoffrey Goodell is a senior research associate in the financial computing and analytics group at the department of computer science at University College London.

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Identity

The Decentralists – Decentralization Education Episode 6: Self-Sovereign Identity

out Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. Dr. Geoffrey Goodell, associate professor at UCL and research lead at The Peer Social Foundation join us to break down a difficult concept into something we can all understand.

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News

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Apple recently announced a new feature to be released in iOS 15 that would allow all photos stored on an iPhone and in iCloud to be scanned for child specific abusive material (CSAM). Theoretically Apple would be able to compare every iPhone photo to known CSAM material and identify people who create and share such villainous content.

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News

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Regulation Rigamarole

Bill C-10 has faced criticism for granting a large amount of power to the CRTC, who are unelected regulators and receive very little guidance from Parliament or the government.

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Social

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: The Moderation Paradox

Join us as we talk about how social media affects the world around us.

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