Berto Jongman: Big Tech and Control Of Internet

Bringing big tech to heel: how do we take back control of the internet? The project will reference the world-leading Global Data Protection Regulation developed by the European Union. Under the regulation, the idea that you control your data footprint has been accepted and embedded with privacy protocols placing enforceable rules on how corporations harvest …

Event: Internet Identity Workshop 30 APR – 2 MAY Mountain View CA Organized by Kaliya “Identity Woman” Young & Others

The Internet Identity Workshop has been finding, probing and solving identity issues twice every year since 2005. We meet in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Every IIW moves topics, code and projects downfield. Name an identity topic and it’s likely that more substantial discussion and work has been done at IIW than …

Berto Jongman: John Harris on Global Battle for the Internet – Just Starting

The global battle for the internet is just starting Two competing visions of our digital future have emerged from China and Silicon Valley. But are they really so different? On one side sits the system used in China, which produces vast amounts of personal data and blurs into a huge apparatus of state surveillance and …

Berto Jongman: Web 3.0 – the decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

Web 3.0: the decentralised web promises to make the internet free again Edina Harbinja is Senior Lecturer in Law at Aston University. Vasileios Karagiannopoulos is Senior Lecturer in Law and Cybercrime, University of Portsmouth.  If you have recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google, you are certainly not alone. The tech giants are invading our …

ZeroHedge: Russia Readies Own Web To Survive Global Internet Shutdown

Russia Readies Own Web To Survive Global Internet Shutdown Russian authorities and major telecom operators are preparing to disconnect the country from the world wide web as part of an exercise to prepare for future cyber attacks, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) reported last week. The purpose of the exercise is to develop a threat analysis and provide feedback to a proposed law …

Charles Hugh Smith: Ban All Collection of User Data – This Heals the Internet

 Want to Heal the Internet? Ban All Collection of User Data The social media/search giants have mastered the dark arts of obfuscating how they’re reaping billions of dollars in profits from monetizing user data, and lobbying technologically naive politicos to leave their vast skimming operations untouched. I’ve been commenting on the cancerous disease that’s taken …

Penguin: New Internet: Blockchain Technology Could Help Us Take Back Our Data from Facebook, Google and Amazon

Good work by Newsweek.  But what comes after Ethernet? New Internet: Blockchain Technology Could Help Us Take Back Our Data from Facebook, Google and Amazon EXTRACT: In 2017, IBM and Walmart’s vice president for food safety, Frank Yiannas, demonstrated how blockchain might facilitate the rapid response to an outbreak or simply make it easier to …