Technology

4 June 2020

Think 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

21 May 2020

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

6 May 2020

Different is the new Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 250,000 people (worldwide) and taken us to the brink of economic ruin but that does not mean that we should give up on civil…

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Social

20 December 2019

Data Leaks & Privacy Violations: It’s Okay to Be Afraid

Another large and egregious Facebook breach reminds us how unsafe our personal data really is. According to WIRED, over 1.2 billion user records collected from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users…

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Technology

21 November 2019

Google has 50 million patient medical records, and that’s scary!

A whistleblower has revealed that 50 million patient medical records have been acquired by Google. Have these patients given Google their consent? They have not. In fact, almost all these patients were…

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Peer Stories

9 July 2019

Rick Knight asks, “Is history repeating itself?”

A long time Internet user feels a sense of deja vu. Rick Knight is a graphic designer with decades of experience in social media. He’s also joined Peer’s early adopter…

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Decentralization

25 May 2019

10 Advantages of Peer-to-Peer Social Networking

Joining decentralized social networks ensures ownership of your social life. Let’s face it. Most social networking platforms exist purely to spy on you so they can serve up “relevant” ads.…

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