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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.
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).
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?
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.
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…
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.
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.
What is it about technology companies and their nearly universal disregard for users, regulators and even society? Swimming in huge piles of cash like Scrooge McDuck, have they forgotten the difference between right & wrong?