Game Changers

25 November 2021

The Decentralists – Game Changers: Can Decentralization and Blockchain technology help Refugees? with special guest Sadaf Ahmadbeigi, UBC Masters Student

How do we guarantee safety and transparency of personal identities and records in an ever-rising number of unstable states and economies worldwide?

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Identity

16 November 2021

COVID is a risk to your Health and your Identity

In our rush to return to normal our vaccination status is being used as table stakes in a high-risk poker game where we gamble with our identity.

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Identity

11 November 2021

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

9 November 2021

The Day and Night of the Living Dead

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. 

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Identity

26 October 2021

iDentity

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.

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News

28 September 2021

Guilt by Association

Google Maps is a very convenient navigational tool used by millions around the world however, this ‘free’ tool comes at a potentially very high price. The convenience of having a phone with built-in GPS allows you to find your way around an unfamiliar city while on vacation, but it can also land you in hot water if police execute a geo-fence warrant – and your phone happens to be on the list.

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Identity

22 September 2021

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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