Article: How Blockchain Can Transform Traceability in the Automotive Space

Blockchain, Innovation

How Blockchain Can Transform Traceability in the Automotive Space

When big automakers first began investigating the potential use cases for blockchain in their industry, they quickly identified compliance as an area of promise. Because it’s immutable, blockchain can be a very powerful tool for tracing things, from the supply chain for an avocado to the ownership of a non-fungible token (NFT). Because it can be distributed among different participants and respect data confidentiality, it can act as a trust machine. Automakers quickly saw the potential to apply blockchain to their own supply chains so that they could more quickly determine where all of the components in each car came from.

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Article: Privacy activist takes on Google over Android tracker

Cyber-Security, Software

Privacy activist takes on Google over Android tracker

A pressure group set up by Austrian privacy activist and lawyer Max Schrems has launched a new campaign in France, this time complaining that Google’s Android advertising tool violates European Union rules by failing to get users’ consent.

noyb (none of your business), established by Schrems to take on the Internet giants and others over perceived privacy violations in Europe, said it launched action against the Android Advertising Identifier (AAID) claiming that the “somewhat hidden ID” allows Google and all apps on the phone to track a user and combine information about online and mobile behavior.

“While these trackers clearly require the users’ consent (as known from ‘cookie banners’), Google neglects this legal requirement,” said noyb.

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Article: How blockchain can cut down fraud in the wine industry

Blockchain, Innovation

How blockchain can cut down fraud in the wine industryHow blockchain can cut down fraud in the wine industry

“Unfortunately, buyers in nascent markets are not as knowledgeable of what to ask about or look for with provenance, nor any aspect of wine authentication, leaving this market a prime target for counterfeiters and those selling counterfeits.” Maureen Downey, an expert on fake wine, told Forkast.News. “As much as 50% of the fine wines in China are believed to be fake.”

But supply-chain verification and authentication through blockchain technology are now trying to cut down on wine fraud — which experts estimate is a billion-dollar industry.

“Wine is something to be aged, cellared, and is often a generational hobby,” Downey said. “To track it, we need something that can stand the test of time, and blockchain is the only thing that we’ve seen that will even come close.”

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Article: The Real Battle Between Big Tech and The Free Press is Just Beginning

Content Integrity, Digital Content, Media, Open Source

The Real Battle Between Big Tech and the Free Press Is Just Beginning | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • SmithsonianThe Real Battle Between Big Tech and The Free Press is Just Beginning

From Australia to Maryland, the News Industry Is in a Fight for Its Life Against Facebook and Google.

From Australia to Maryland, the free press is waging a battle for survival against Facebook and Google. Besides being gushing firehoses of COVID disinformation and QAnon conspiracies, Google and Facebook have been dangerously undermining the financial stability of media outlets all over the world.

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Article: Hospitalization Insurance Industry Trends Involve Integration Of Blockchain In Health Insurance

Blockchain, Innovation

Hospitalization Insurance Industry Trends Involve Integration Of Blockchain In Health Insurance

The integration of blockchain in health insurance is a key trend gaining popularity in the global healthcare insurance market and thus the hospitalization insurance market. The incorporation of blockchain in health insurance provides many benefits, such as enhancing integrity and protection by offering better control of patient data, reducing regulatory and enforcement costs, and maximizing interactions between health practitioners, insurance providers, and insurers.

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Article: Optimism abounds for crypto and blockchain adoption at virtual Blockchain Africa

Blockchain, Crypto

Optimism abounds for crypto and blockchain adoption at virtual Blockchain AfricaOptimism abounds for crypto and blockchain adoption at virtual Blockchain Africa

The primary-ever digital model of Blockchain Africa delivered an optimistic outlook for the cryptocurrency and blockchain area within the continent because the world settles into a brand new regular dictated by COVID-19.

The convention featured various well-known trade commentators, contributors and thought leaders from all over the world who addressed a very digital viewers. The occasion attracted round 4,000 attendees on-line, in line with organizer Sonya Kuhnel, regardless of going digital in gentle of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Event: Libre Planet 2021

Software

Event: Libre Planet 2021

As you may be aware, this isn’t the first LibrePlanet conference that has taken place entirely online: in 2020, the timing could hardly have been worse, with coronavirus shutdowns in Massachusetts starting the very week that the conference was scheduled. With only a week to scrap plans we had spent most of a year making, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) still managed to pull off a full, vibrant schedule, and livestreamed using only free software thanks to our wildly talented and dedicated tech team, but we knew that with a bit more time to plan, we could do even more. Continue reading “Event: Libre Planet 2021”

Article: How the Decentralized Web Transfers Wealth From Corporations to People

Decentralized Internet

How the Decentralized Web Transfers Wealth From Corporations to People

The internet of today is broken. We can use the internet, but we don’t own anything we do. Companies control our domain names, the content we host on web servers and our access to the internet. Now that so much of our information is on social media, this problem is even worse. Our social media IDs, our chat messages, our videos and anything else we publish online is controlled by giant companies. They can seize your assets, spy on you, ban you and sell your most intimate details to the highest bidder.

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