"The US, UK and Australia are taking on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method that protects our personal information"
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"This research presents VPN⁰, the first distributed virtual private network offering a privacy preserving traffic authorization and validation mechanism."
"A common challenge faced by enterprise blockchain networks is how to protect private information from being shared on the ledger. Some organizations need to prevent transactional data from being exposed to other members of the business network for business, legal or compliance reasons."
"DNS over HTTPS will make it harder for ISPs to monitor or modify DNS queries."
"A common thesis amongst crypto investors is that blockchains focused on privacy should accrue value strictly due to the importance of privacy in financial transactions. While we fundamentally agree with the latter, we do not believe there is a causal relationship between the two."
"Semaphore is the basis of an ETH and ERC20 token mixer named MicroMix. In the near future, it can be used for other privacy-enhancing applications such as anonymous login, anonymous DAOs, anonymous voting, and journalism."
"Earlier this year, an editor working on The Times’s Privacy Project asked me whether I’d be interested in having all my digital activity tracked, examined in meticulous detail and then published — you know, for journalism.
"In the research, 99.98 per cent of Americans were correctly re-identified in any available 'anonymised' dataset by using just 15 characteristics, including age, gender, and marital status."
"Without cryptocurrency, a cashless society is a surveillance society"
"Fast forward to 2019 and the well-received anonymous cryptocurrency proposal has now been implemented by two separate teams, with each making very different trade-offs to realise their aims."
"In cryptography, zero knowledge proofs let you convince me that you know something, or have done something, without revealing to me what your secret thing was."
"This report summarises the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT)measures in place in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)as at the date of the on-site visit from5 to23 March 2018."
"Three things are happening simultaneously: (1) we are generating personal data at a rapid and accelerating pace, (2) leaking these data to a growing number of sources through intentional and unintentional means (e.g. hacks) and, (3) developing and improving technologies that can make sense of these vast pools of personal information."
"Unless we take a stand now, and help make platforms and protocols with user privacy and decentralization in mind, mass surveillance and social credit may be the inevitable future."
"I recently re-read “How I found Freedom in an Unfree World” by Harry Browne. This book provides a wonderful guide on how to take responsibility for your own freedom and avoid various mental-traps that deny us far more freedom than governments do."
"In a nutshell, crypto enthusiasts are in search of sound money. Sound money is usually defined as being fungible, scarce, secure, uncensorable, and a few other attributes."
"The cryptocurrency community has done a poor job of evaluating privacy. We are even worse at explaining the tradeoffs of different implementations to regular users. Improvement is necessary and it needs to happen now. Many of these protocols aspire to be the future of payments — one of them may win. By the time that happens, it’ll be too late to get the design right."