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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Social

26 February 2021

Don’t Be the Next Cambridge Analytica – Dangers of Social Media APIs

The data leak from Cambridge Analytica was one of the most prominent data breaches ever.

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Technology

17 November 2020

Clearview AI is Very Problematic

Clearview AI is a facial recognition database that is commonly leveraged by law enforcement and governments to make tracking down wanted persons much easier. The massive multi-billion photo collection and…

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Identity

15 September 2020

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

11 June 2020

The Decentralists – Episode 1: It began with a sliver

In this first episode of The Decentralists, Manyone Co-Founder Michael Cholod of The Decentralists, we introduce Manyone Co-Founder Michael Cholod. Michael discusses how he wants to change social media for the better

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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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