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Centralization vs. Decentralization


Decentralization is one of, if not the most, discussed features of the crypto tech stack. In a decentralized system, no single body controls the system. We have most certainly not reached the era…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18582718
Posted by sergeant3 (karma: 7837)
Post stats: Points: 76 - Comments: 32 - 2018-12-02T15:33:48Z

\#HackerNews #centralization #decentralization
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“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets


source: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/the-man-who-created-the-world-wide-web-has-some-regrets
As public outrage grows over the #centralization of the Web, and as enlarging numbers of coders join the effort to decentralize it, he has visions of the rest of us rising up and joining him.
#WWW #Web #Internet #decentralization #commercialization #future #technology #news #software
 
When discussing viable options for private and secure messengers here we often complained that Moxie Marlinspike is vehemently opposed to open up Signal's server source code in order to enable an alternative infrastructure, let alone a federated network.

And now, guess what happened.

Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention


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Direct access to Signal has been censored in Egypt, Oman, Qatar, and UAE for the past 1.5 years. These countries attempt to block Signal by blocking connections to Signal servers from all ISPs. [...]
With Google Cloud and AWS out of the picture, it seems that domain fronting as a censorship circumvention technique is now largely non-viable in the countries where Signal had enabled this feature. [...]
In the meantime, the censors in these countries will have (at least temporarily) achieved their goals. Sadly, they didn’t have to do anything but wait.
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Yes lets give up #sovereignty for #centralization of privacy so the rules can be out of our control.
 

Russian Court Bans Telegram App After 18-Minute Hearing - The New York Times


Como dicía #nextcloud nun #toot
The issue with #centralization made clear again. Better #federate with #matrix #XMPP
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/world/europe/russia-telegram-encryption.html

#telegram #app #im #russia

The New York Times: Russian Court Bans Telegram App After 18-Minute Hearing (By NEIL MacFARQUHAR)

 
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Transhumanism, A Final Corporate Takeover of Humanity


by Nozomi Hayase — February 13, 2018
https://countercurrents.org/2018/02/13/transhumanism-final-corporate-takeover-humanity/

Transhumanism is knocking at the door. Dubbed as Humanity+ or H+, the idea to radically revolutionize humanity has emerged in the last decades as a global intellectual movement. With a slogan of melding humans with the machine, it aims to radically alter human nature by means of technological advancement.

Proponents of transhumanism envision a human that goes beyond its current biology and cognition. They are trying to move society into the next stage of human d... show more
 
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