Article: 5 Companies Own Most of Your Data Across the Internet. But What If They Didn’t?

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

5 Companies Own Most of Your Data Across the Internet. But What If They Didn’t?

It might seem strange to Americans reading this online, but the web is not widely available around the planet. If you have the web, you have an advantage. Information, goods and services are more available to communities with web access. This creates a loop where privilege enables more privilege, keeping offline communities at a disadvantage.

Fiber networks are expensive to install and not profitable for large corporations working in underprivileged countries. A decentralized web owned and operated by the people of any given community could provide opportunity to people living in areas without Internet access. Running the web from network nodes instead of a central access point reduces the cost of Internet infrastructure and could bring commerce and education to people who need it.

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Article: Blockchain is the Panacea for ESG Data Woes

Blockchain, Governance, Innovation

Blockchain is the Panacea for ESG Data Woes

An oft noted major challenge lies in consistent ESG reporting or score uniformity across variegated frameworks and standards such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) —  with others still being formed. Talk of a uniform set of standards to garner “apples to apples” comparisons is increasing in focus. Yet this obstacle is a bit of a red herring: disparate score cards.

Instead of such hefty focus on frameworks, bandwidth needs to go toward companies’ ability to capture real-time sustainability data to then power environmental performance strategies. Proving traction against carbon-neutrality goals will require an external metric, yes, but most importantly will be reliant on technology that can generate accurate, auditable and accountable sustainability measurements, reporting and, thus, records to track against. The technology that will fulfill this pivotal role is blockchain.

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Article: So many people don’t have internet — and it’s not their fault

Academia, Access, Civil Society

So many people don't have internet — and it's not their fault - Social GoodSo many people don’t have internet — and it’s not their fault

The pandemic has proven that consistent access to high-speed internet is an essential good. Without it, urgent tasks like applying for unemployment, attending school, scheduling a vaccine appointment, and seeing loved ones are difficult or impossible. Those who’ve finally gotten connected during the pandemic say it provides a sense of normalcy and safety amidst crisis. Advocates of equitable access say the internet is no luxury but instead a utility like water, gas, or electricity, and that Americans like Wright shouldn’t be left behind to bridge the digital divide on her own.

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Article: Dark Fiber Networks Market Technologies and Network-Based Directories 2021-2027

Dark Fiber

Dark Fiber Networks Market Technologies and Network-Based Directories 2021-2027

The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Dark Fiber Networks Market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles, and strategies. This report covers the pre and post Covid-19 impact analysis and gives expert reviews to overcome from it. The report also presents forecasts for Dark Fiber Networks from 2021 till 2027.

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Article: Meet Syntropy, The Real-World Pied Piper Of The “New Internet”

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Meet Syntropy, The Real-World Pied Piper Of The “New Internet”

“Syntropy is the connectivity layer of Web3 and without it, Web3 cannot work. Smart contract and decentralized applications cannot continue to grow on centralized networks, both technologically and fundamentally. If 30-40% of blockchain nodes run on AWS or CloudFlare NET -0.5% go down, half the blockchains become inaccessible. When looking at the future of blockchains, and the IoT space, they will need a connectivity layer like Syntropy.” says Jonas Simanavičius, CTO of Syntropy.

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Article: Dark Fiber Networks Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth by 2017 to 2027

Dark Fiber

Dark Fiber Networks Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth by 2017 to 2027

The ‘Dark Fiber Networks market’ research report added by Worldwide Market Reports, is an in-depth analysis of the latest developments, market size, status, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies, with key company profiles and strategies of players. The research study provides a market overview, Dark Fiber Networks market definition, regional market opportunity, sales and revenue by region, manufacturing cost analysis, Industrial Chain, market effect factors analysis, Dark Fiber Networks market size forecast, market data & Graphs and Statistics, Tables, Bar & Pie Charts, and many more for business intelligence.

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Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country

Advanced Cyber I/O

Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country

UNTIL NOW, the Bartonville, Texas, company Hawk Analytics and its product CellHawk have largely escaped public scrutiny. CellHawk has been in wide use by law enforcement, helping police departments, the FBI, and private investigators around the United States convert information collected by cellular providers into maps of people’s locations, movements, and relationships. Police records obtained by The Intercept reveal a troublingly powerful surveillance tool operated in obscurity, with scant oversight. Continue reading “Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country”

Article: Blockchain Could Stop Fake News in 2021 – Saxo Bank

Blockchain, Innovation

Blockchain Could Stop Fake News in 2021 – Saxo Bank

According to analysts at the Danish investment bank, new developments in the field of “deep learning” have led to the creation of realistic fake images and video clips.

“This falsified and manipulated content is conquering the internet at a rapid pace, blurring the lines between what seems real and what is not,” the analysts said.

Likewise, Saxo Bank emphasized the fact that large tech companies like Verizon and IBM are already working on technology to battle fake news with the help of blockchain.

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Article: Mesh Network — Web 3.0?

Autonomous Internet, Web 3.0

Mesh Network — Web 3.0?

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