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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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We need to nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon. Here’s why | Nick Srnicek

We need to nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon. Here’s why | Nick Srnicek | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Monopoly platforms like Google and Facebook will take over the state – unless the state takes them over first, says the author and academic Nick Srnicek
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Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it

About Corporate Surveillance 2.0 

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Do the Police Need a Search Warrant to Access Cell Phone Location Data? - Schneier on Security

Do the Police Need a Search Warrant to Access Cell Phone Location Data? - Schneier on Security | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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The Case for Decentralized Identity

The Case for Decentralized Identity | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
We cannot decentralize many interesting systems without also decentralizing the identity systems upon which they rely. We're finally in a position to create truly decentralized systems for digital identity.
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China’s Tencent is quietly testing a “social credit score" based on people's online behavior

China’s Tencent is quietly testing a “social credit score" based on people's online behavior | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
More scores that rate your trustworthiness are coming to China's internet—which is great for a quick discount, but concerning for civil liberties. Tech giant Tencent is gradually testing and expanding its "social credit" system that will give users a numeric rating based on their spending habits and social connections, two years after rival Alibab
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The Future of Living With Surveillance / Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM

With Adam Harvey's project »SkyLift« users can have their smartphones pretend to be in another location. Learn how to build your own device!
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Bots will soon be able to borrow our identities

Bots will soon be able to borrow our identities | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
What if all the emails you’ve ever written and any other published statements you’ve made could be incorporated into a digital identity? And what if anyone could access that identity to get your advice or opinion on something when you’re no longer around?
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Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | The Economist

Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | The Economist | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.
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Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear

Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Increasingly, I’m frustrated by (and often antagonistic toward) the emergent narrative about how to address so-called “fake news.” My anger is growing, not only because as I write this I’m almost 10…
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How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal Palantir’s role in creating the U.S. government’s international spy machine.
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German Government Classifies Doll as Illegal Spyware - Schneier on Security

German Government Classifies Doll as Illegal Spyware - Schneier on Security | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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Microsoft wants 'Digital Geneva Convention' on cyberattacks

Microsoft wants 'Digital Geneva Convention' on cyberattacks | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The original convention is part of a set of global agreements meant to protect civilians, prisoners and others during war. The tech giant wants to translate that for the digital age.
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The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossip | Editorial

The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossip | Editorial | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Editorial: We need secure digital identities but they must never be allowed to grow too large and powerful
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How the personal data extraction industry ends

How the personal data extraction industry ends | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
oices that can be heard directly, consciously and personally, rather than mere data flows observed by machines. That direct influence will be far more helpful than anything they’re learning now just by following
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Digi.me Merges With Personal To Create Global Personal Data Control Powerhouse

Digi.me Merges With Personal To Create Global Personal Data Control Powerhouse | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
LONDON and WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digi.me and Personal are combining forces through a merger, bringing together the leading European and US companies in th
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Self-Sovereign Identity and the Legitimacy of Permissioned Ledgers

Self-Sovereign Identity and the Legitimacy of Permissioned Ledgers | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This post justifies the claim that an identity system based on a permissioned distributed ledger is legitimately self-sovereign. The post also examines the claims to legitimacy that social login and distributed ledger identity systems make.
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EU seeks to outlaw 'backdoors' in new data privacy proposals

EU seeks to outlaw 'backdoors' in new data privacy proposals | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Draft report from European parliament clashes with UK government calls to allow access to encrypted communications from WhatsApp and others
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New Twitter Policy Abandons a Longstanding Privacy Pledge

New Twitter Policy Abandons a Longstanding Privacy Pledge | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Twitter plans to roll out a new privacy policy on
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Theresa May to shut down the internet as we know it

Theresa May to shut down the internet as we know it | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online. Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works. "Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet," it states. "We disagree."
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Wearables in the workplace and the dangers of staff surveillance

Wearables in the workplace and the dangers of staff surveillance | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Employers are grappling with ethical quandaries over how they use their workers’ data
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So far, internet-connected kids’ toys are a privacy disaster

So far, internet-connected kids’ toys are a privacy disaster | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Does that doll really need Bluetooth?
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The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scout: Science Fiction + Journalism – Medium

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scout: Science Fiction + Journalism – Medium | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
There’s a new automated propaganda machine driving global politics. How it works and what it will mean for the future of democracy.
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