Blockchain Voting is Possible: Dispelling Myths & Fears
Blockchain voting is certainly an uphill battle. Each of these concerns is a mix of real-world challenges and widely-held misconceptions that need to be teased out from each other and addressed.
But we believe that we have solved the core issues at hand, and what we need now is time, iteration, and testing. Just like paper-ballot voting systems, which initially had to overcome many of the same problems, blockchain voting must evolve and improve over the course of its use.
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Amazon Policeware: Despite Low Profile It Exists
Navigate to the trustworthy Berkshire Hathaway Company Businesswire. Read “IPR Center, Amazon Launch ‘Operation Fulfilled Action’ to Stop Counterfeits.” Note that IPR means U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. Here’s a passage I found interesting:
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IPR Center, Amazon Launch ‘Operation Fulfilled Action’ to Stop Counterfeits
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Amazon today announced the launch of a joint operation to prevent counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. and help protect American consumers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and DHL are also supporting the operation.
“The IPR Center plays a critical role in securing the global supply-chain to protect the health and safety of the American public,” said IPR Center Director Steve Francis. “However, our efforts are increased with partners like Amazon to identify, interdict, and investigate individuals, companies, and criminal organizations engaging in the illegal importation of counterfeit products. This joint operation is our latest public-private initiative bringing us one step closer to border security.”
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IPFS powers the Distributed Web
A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol
designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open.
Comment: This buries @protocol. Open source and a decade in development, in real world use already.
An open online dispute resolution platform bringing justice for all.
Can Falsified Lab Tests be Cured Through Blockchain?
“Blockchains could certainly help to ensure authenticity of test results, primarily through logistics and equipment audit trails. Specifically, a blockchain can help to verify sample source and handling as well as the specific machines used during a sample’s testing process. Furthermore, blockchain record trails can help to identify testing personnel for increased transparency.”
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OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment
The Billion Dollar Dataset Next Door
What likely started as a conversation in a British pub between grad students in 2004 has spiraled out of control into an invaluable, strategic, voluntarily-maintained data asset the wealthiest companies in the world can’t afford to replicate.
StartMail is the private email service that guards your data the way you should
No matter who handles your email services, you’re very likely, though often unknowingly, allowing them into your life. They can track you and your activities as well as read your emails in exchange for that free service. And that doesn’t even get into all the ways your emails and even your email address itself can be compromised and misused.
This is crap. None of these people — particularly Palantir — are anywhere near useful. Web 3.0 is gong to by-pass all existing offerings and be 80% human 20% online.
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Market SWOT Analysis, by Key Players: Palantir Technologies, Expert System, Exalead Dassault Systemes, Thales Group, Cybelangel, Intrinsic Technologies, Sail Labs Technology, Digimind, KB Crawl, Verint, Recorded Future, Datalkz,