Article: Is a decentralized ‘web 3.0’ the answer to our privacy concerns?

Web 3.0

Is a decentralized ‘web 3.0’ the answer to our privacy concerns?

To many privacy professionals, a “user-centered internet for individuals” would only exist in a perfect utopian world. Yet, as the blockchain ecosystem matures, individual control, trust, and security are consistent themes that blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms are attempting to tackle. In the not too distant future, a cryptographically secured digital identity may allow us to “trustlessly” complete transactions that would have previously required the exchange of personal data and layers of verification.

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Mongoose: to Replace Twitter?

Autonomous Internet

The world is rising up against #GoogleGestapo. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the early targets for replacement but Amazon, Google, MeetUp, and Wikipedia are all on the priority target list.

See below for graphic and rationale.  Not the whole solution but worthy.


How it works

Anyone can run a server of Mastodon. Each server hosts individual user accounts, the content they produce, and the content they subscribe to.

Each user account has a globally unique name (e.g., consisting of the local username (@user), and the domain name of the server it is on (

Users can follow each other, regardless of where they’re hosted — when a local user follows a user from a different server, the server subscribes to that user’s updates for the first time.

Why is that cool?


Servers are run independently by different people and organizations. They can apply wildly different moderation policies, so you can find or make one that fits your taste perfectly. A decentralized network is harder for governments to censor. If one server goes bankrupt or starts acting unethically, the network persists so you never have to worry about migrating your friends and audience to a yet another platform again.