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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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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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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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Technology

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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