Article: Blockchain Floated As A Solution For Medical Data Hacks

Blockchain, Cyber-Security, Data

Blockchain Floated As A Solution For Medical Data Hacks

Ally Medina, director of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition in California, said that using verifiable credentials could be the solution. With this model, patients are the only people with access to information.

Verifiable credentials are the digital form of physical identification. Exchanging health records using verifiable credentials ensures health records have been transferred from doctor to patient. It does not store the record itself, making it an advocated option for new health tech companies.

Third parties holding personal information spark cybersecurity concerns, but verifiable credentials make hacking more difficult. The most recent technology developments are for proof of Covid-19 testing or vaccination.

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Article: DINO (Decentralized In Name Only) Vs. True Decentralization

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

DINO (Decentralized In Name Only) Vs. True Decentralization

the true decentralization is based on the direct user to user communication. This way of communication solves the privacy and censorship issues of the centralized communication. 

An implementation of a true decentralization may still use a blockchain – not as a central element but as a support element in the implementation.

A successful true decentralization project must include the following mandatory elements:

  • minimum decentralized identity
  • decentralized network of bridges/nodes
  • personal decentralized web site

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Article: Alaska would be first state to use blockchain-based voting system under proposed bill

Blockchain, Governance

Alaska would be first state to use blockchain-based voting system under proposed bill

Alaska would become the first state to adopt blockchain technology statewide in its voting security system under a proposal by Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower.

Shower said he wants to increase voters’ confidence in the system.

“I’m merely trying to find a way to make it tighter and better as we move into the 21st century, primarily about how we secure our elections, so that people will have faith in the results, even if they don’t like them,” he said.

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Article: The NFT project tracking artworks from museum to blockchain

Crypto, Cultural Intelligence, Design

The NFT project tracking artworks from museum to blockchain

International art group Instigators is launching its inaugural NFT art project to explore how artworks can move from traditional galleries into the world of blockchain technology.

Exported from a Museum turns brightly-coloured, nature-themed collages from Russian artist Nikolai Koshelev, recently exhibited at Moscow’s State Tretyakov gallery, into NFTs.

“This is the first attempt of its kind, whereby we can track the path of an artwork from the hall of a museum into the cryptoworld — and in doing so, putting the issue of copies and originals at the heart of our discussion,” Koshelev says.

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Article: America and its military need a blockchain strategy

Blockchain, Governance

America and its military need a blockchain strategy

For a technology that is billed by enthusiasts as the next internet, it is imperative that America act now to ensure that Russia’s prediction that “the blockchain will belong to us” does not come to fruition. To be sure, there is no guarantee blockchain will achieve this level of influence. However, if there is chance that blockchain is even a fraction as revolutionary as the internet, America cannot afford a wait-and-see approach.

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Article: The Age of Censorship

Censorship, Governance

The Age of Censorship

While people in democratic states think they enjoy free press, those in authoritarian states know that their media is controlled, and thus, those who can, tend to follow the media imported (mostly illegally) from democratic states, believing that it is fair and balanced. At least this is what happened years ago. Today, however, people in authoritarian states are starting to believe that even the so-called free press is biased, full of fake news, and most importantly, censored and full of propaganda (read advertising) that determines elections and public policies.

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Article: Censorship of alternate media: The West running scared of the truth

Access, Censorship, Deplatforming, Media

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo) Censorship of alternate media: The West running scared of the truth

This is what the West has become. The West which loves to brag about its role in spreading “freedom” and “democracy”, which has the audacity to describe itself as the “free world”, is the biggest robotic, shopping center styled prison, which exists on earth. Now, you can’t even freely share political expression on the internet. Why? Because the dictators of the West are too scared that the public may actually demand an end to the tyranny caused by our major corporations and governments.

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Article: Government Efforts To Block Twitter URLs Increased by 10 Times Since 2016, Data Shows

Deplatforming, Governance, Media

Government Efforts To Block Twitter URLs Increased by 10 Times Since 2016, Data Shows

The government regulations expand its ability to police online content in the name of national security and public order, which many believe take away individual digital rights. They would not only restrict free speech, experts worry, but would be a disservice to readers and consumers in prohibiting them from accessing multiple perspectives and ideas.

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Article: The Right Isn’t Serious About Stopping Big Tech Censorship Until It Starts Taking Action

Deplatforming, Governance

The Right Isn’t Serious About Stopping Big Tech Censorship Until It Starts Taking ActionThe Right Isn’t Serious About Stopping Big Tech Censorship Until It Starts Taking Action

Deplatforming poses little threat to establishment conservative institutions and personalities because they pose little threat to the left or to Silicon Valley. There’s no reason for the social media companies to ban them. But ignoring the problem of social media censorship is a great disservice to conservative voters and Americans in general because they do face a reduction in their ability to express themselves in the public square.

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Article: Mesh Network Technology Will Spur a Huge Increase in Orbital Spy Satellites

Autonomous Internet, Knowledge

military satellite hovering over Earth Mesh Network Technology Will Spur a Huge Increase in Orbital Spy Satellites

Project Blackjack will be supported by a program known as Pit Boss, a system that will manage the mesh network autonomously and ensure a flow of data to the U.S. military without the need for human intervention. The tiny satellites’ sensor payloads might include position, navigation, and timing systems, communications links between satellites, radio frequency systems, and infrared/electro-optical imaging.

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