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Decentralization

How Internet Decentralization Benefits Society

We live in exciting times. Internet decentralization is no longer in the far off future. It’s here. But what exactly is decentralization and why is it a big deal? In…

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Social

Emperor Zuckerberg Has No Clothes

What if one of the greatest innovations in media and content ended up being a lie? What if, despite hundreds of thousands of articles about AI and bots and the…

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Decentralization

Necessity is the Mother of Intention

Long before COVID-19, we were talking about how decentralization could change the world and solve pressing issues like access to healthcare, climate change, and banking the unbankable. How decentralization could…

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Technology

A Tale of Two Internets

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Facebook—but have you ever heard of Automattic—one of Facebook’s primary rivals? You’re probably familiar with many of Automattic’s famous products…

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Technology

Workplace by Facebook: Zuckerberg wants to share his God-like powers with your boss

What god-like powers does Mark Zuckerberg have? Well, for starters—he divides populations by spreading fear and misinformation, all while making astronomical amounts of money. Another power that one might not…

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Technology

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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Technology

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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Social

Anti-Maskers, QAnon, and the Problem with Digital Trust

At anti-mask demonstrations across North America, protestors are proclaiming that wearing a mask has nothing to do with health and everything to do with “acclimatizing the sheeple to a muzzle.”…

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Social

No Twitter For You

Last Thursday, I woke up to a big surprise. Every Twitter account that I had created or operated over the last four years was suspended—even accounts that I haven’t used…

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Identity

Who Owns your Digital Identity?

Throughout our lives, we are required to show ID (e.g., birth certificate, driver’s license, passport) to identify ourselves—to prove our true identity. We consider those documents valuable—we make sure they…

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