Article: A mission to keep the internet free and open for all

Civil Society, Decentralized Internet

A mission to keep the internet free and open for all

The issues that come with the changes we’re seeing with privacy, consent, and identity concern every internet user on the planet. The decisions we make today to keep the internet free and open will impact how consumers use the web in future and as an industry, we believe it is the way to building long-lasting solutions that consumers trust.

Respecting consumer privacy, while delivering on the outcomes that brands, agencies, and publishers want is key to keeping the internet free and open. I believe that technological innovation, interoperability, contributing to industry standards, and collaborating with customers are all essential to building sustainable solutions. Together, we are powering a free and open internet for everyone.

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Article: A revival at the intersection of open source and open standards

Open Source, Software

A revival at the intersection of open source and open standards

I served as a volunteer firefighter in California for 10 years and witnessed firsthand the critical importance of technology in helping firefighters communicate efficiently and deliver safety-critical information quickly. Typically, multiple agencies show up to fight these fires, bringing with them radios made by different manufacturers that each use proprietary software to set radio frequencies. As a result, reprogramming these radios so that teams could communicate with one another is an unnecessarily slow — and potentially life-threatening — process.

If the radio manufacturers had instead all contributed to an open-source implementation conforming to a standard, the radios could have been quickly aligned to the same frequencies. Radio manufacturers could have provided a valuable, life-saving tool rather than a time-wasting obstacle, and they could have shared the cost of developing such software. In this situation, like so many others, there is no competitive advantage to be gained from proprietary radio-programming software and many priceless benefits to gain by standardizing.

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Article: What is a distributed VPN that enhances security and communication speed when using the Internet?

Data, Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Web 3.0

What is a distributed VPN that enhances security and communication speed when using the Internet?

The structure of a centralized VPN server has a fundamental weakness. Even the most reputable and reliable centralized VPN providers may not be vulnerable to hacking, information exploitation, government interference, etc. and provide bandwidth in an optimal and dynamic way. There is sex.

Decentralized VPNs, by their very nature, solve some of these problems. A distributed VPN does not rely on static connections and uses dynamic connections, a flexible and distributed network with independently operated servers.

As a result, distributed VPNs have a wide range of trusted, high-quality providers available. In this way, through the use of a large number of secure servers, a decentralized VPN can operate more efficiently and securely than a centralized VPN.

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Article: Is a new decentralized internet, or Web 3.0, possible?

Cloud, Data, Decentralized Internet, Open Source, Web 3.0

Is a new decentralized internet, or Web 3.0, possible?

The next level may be an actual merger of the existing internet protocol (TCP/IP) with blockchain technology . The result would be an internet capable of carrying not only packets of data but also services in a decentralized manner. This “merger” would foster a more open, resilient and plural internet that is capable of natively offering essential services such as information search, decentralized domain name management, digital identity, electronic messaging, data storage, computing power (artificial intelligence), confidentiality, traceability and electronic signature.

These services have become universal resources of the internet and, as such, should be natively provided by the network and managed as commons.

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Article: A mission to keep the internet free and open for all

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

A mission to keep the internet free and open for all

The issues that come with the changes we’re seeing with privacy, consent, and identity concern every internet user on the planet. The decisions we make today to keep the internet free and open will impact how consumers use the web in future and as an industry, we believe it is the way to building long-lasting solutions that consumers trust.

Respecting consumer privacy, while delivering on the outcomes that brands, agencies, and publishers want is key to keeping the internet free and open. I believe that technological innovation, interoperability, contributing to industry standards, and collaborating with customers are all essential to building sustainable solutions. Together, we are powering a free and open internet for everyone.

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Article: A Beginner’s Guide to Decentralized Identity

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

A Beginner’s Guide to Decentralized Identity

Instead of a centralized issuer and storage, DID solutions spread out the issuance and storage of information that make up an identity across various entities.

This information could include a user’s height, weight, eye color, favorite Spotify playlists, and even social security number. Decentralized identity solutions are very comprehensive and sometimes offer incentives to attract new users, similar to how airline mile points can be earned for signing up for new credit cards.

Instead of storing your personal information on a single server, blockchain technology encrypts this data and spreads it across multiple nodes. Usually, this encryption comes in the form of a two-key password called a private and public key. The only way to access the personal information in question is by matching the two keys.

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Article: Bigger picture with the Decentralized identifiers

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Bigger picture with the Decentralized identifiers

Admittedly, the blockchain does have loopholes that can be illegally misused, but it also provides the ingredients needed for mending this issue. In the right hands, the use of blockchain innovations, such as:

  • Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)
  • Self Sovereign Identities (SSI)
  • Verifiable Credentials (VCs)
  • and Tokenization

will help to acquire the needed permissionless trust in the form of Trust Network.

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Article: Self-Sovereign Identity, 5 Years On

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Self-Sovereign Identity, 5 Years On

Today, the language of self-sovereignty had spread far beyond its beginnings as a type of identity to users of many sorts of digital assets, such as cryptocurrency. Digital-asset holders speak of it as something that gives them the autonomy to make their own decisions about those assets, without any interference from third parties or other gatekeepers. So, even if there is still some question about the “self-sovereign” nomenclature in the digital-identity ecosystem, it seems to be increasingly accepted by the digital-assets community.

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Article: Graph Databases Are An Essential Choice for Master Data Management

Data, Web 3.0

Graph Databases Are An Essential Choice for Master Data Management

There’s no doubt that data stored in graph databases as part of an MDM framework becomes eminently more discoverable and usable, especially in the context of the Semantic Web. They promote interoperability by making it easier to share data with relevant stakeholders, allowing those stakeholders to make data-driven decisions based on accurate, complete, and easy-to-interpret information.

When thinking about moving to a Master Data Management model, companies must prioritize solutions that enable the shift to Web 3.0, also known as the Semantic Web. This is the next generation of the Internet, and it’s being defined by the common semantic standard (W3C) that allows machines to easily communicate with each other.

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Can the Real Web 3.0 Please Stand Up?

Digital Content, Web 3.0

Can the Real Web 3.0 Please Stand Up?

At its core, Web 3.0 is attempting to empower organizations and individuals by getting rid of centralization and intermediaries.

The past few decades have been incredible. The Internet provided inexpensive global connectivity as the underlying backbone of digitization.  The Web offered robust, convenient navigation for information of all kinds: text, image, video, or any media. And voila`– with this universal connectivity and hypermedia – we have the computing platform that revolutionized society.

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