Today, as we kick off a major new initiative from the annals of the Privacy Cookbook, we feature an Open Letter from the Privacy Advocate...   I believe that the Privacy Cookbook is a great tool for helping to drive things toward a better, safer, more secure and more private internet, DNS, cellphone and PC setup in future. Even as we publ...
Crypto-maverick announces second tilt at the US Presidency by declaring he can't win so don't vote for him!​I'm sure we've all heard of John McAfee (and if you haven't can I ask what rock you have been living under for the past 20 years?).Most famous professionally for being the creator of the first commercially successful anti-virus soft...
How a key component of the US's Mainstream media became a national security threat  Amidst all of the internal bickering and the international tension that has characterized recent months, the act of 'normalizing nonsense', of nullifying the impact and import of news items as they break, to the point that they lose their relevance has res...
Just when you thought that Airbnb was only there to find you a nice comfy bed somewhere for the night, it seems they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to abuse your privacy as well. No, it isn’t hidden cameras in the bedrooms, it's something way more sinister than that!It has come to lightthat users of their app who...
Before the data bandits and peddlers got access to and made use of our personal information, advertising companies would use a scatter gun approach to find their target audiences. One of the few tools they had at their disposal would be different TV time slots. Sweets and chocolates were advertised around the time that kids got home from school and...
New research raises some concerns The issues with virtual location servers VPN service providers promote online security and anonymity. They claim to not keep logs and provide high speed downloading by effectively providing you access to the nearest 'virtual' server. That server, however, may not be that close geographically. To address that, some ...
Michael Faraday was an English scientist and experimentalist who was best known for his work with electricity and magnetism. His achievements were many but the one most of us will be familiar with is his namesake invention, the Faraday cage. His work was during the 1800’s and as one of the world’s greatest scientific discoverers, terms such as anod...
Transparency must be treated as a fundamental pillar of our justice system. ​Police bodycams are an essential piece of equipment for modern law enforcement. The evidence contained on these cameras can be the difference between someone spending the rest of their life in jail or walking out of the courtroom a free man. The authenticity of bodyca...
You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide. This is the message we hear repeatedly drummed across Social and mainstream media platforms, News anchors, celebrities, academics, politicians all parroting the same script in one form or another, leading you to believe that it's weird to want privacy, strange..and even suspicious!" why do you ...
The third piece up in our year end 'Top Ten' features 'Mr Privacy' himself, Mark Zuckerburg, and his latest project, Facebook's attempts to launch a 'cryptocurrency'.......FREEDOM was the cry!!! Great piece from Dr Kapil Amarasinghe  It makes sense if we talk about Robocop... ​Specifically the 1987 original film where the director Paul Verhoev...
As we head into the end of 2019 (for those of us who observe or use the Gregorian calendar), the team at Decentralize.Today thought it would be a worthwhile exercise (as well as a bit of fun) to rerun some of our most popular articles as well as some personal favourites. So starting today and every other day, but in no particular order, f...
​2/10.......Today''s daily (re) dose of decentralization is an article from August of this year by a new contributor to DT, O.S. Layman, and whilst the piece shows why you should be careful what you wish for and the difficulty of predictions in the crypto-new age, it illustrates the point that the revolution won't happen ov...
Op-Ed: The case for the defense​ The all-mighty premiseI think by now we have all seen the headlines which suggest that cryptocurrencies are used by criminals to hide their activities. The naive implication then being that all cryptos are bad and should be banned. Needless to say, this is the line trotted out on a regular basis by a mixed cast of s...
It would seem that certain types of recently released 'Smart' TVs have set out to disrupt the viewing experience by inverting the flow and making you the object of their deliverables!!! Shortly before Friday 29th November this year (the so-called Black Friday for the US retail sector) those masters of surveillance black arts, th...
In our day to day lives it is very hard for most of us to function properly within our respective societies without giving up some degree of privacy. Bank accounts are a prime example, with proof of identity and proof of address needed. Now, in the UK, you have to be 'interviewed' by the bank manager to prove that you are a legitimate customer. Thi...
New decentralized, privacy driven messaging service and a whole lot more.......In the final installment of our quick look at available encrypted messaging service, we turn to Status.....never heard of them, well, don't worry....we have a feeling that you will.They have set themselves some fairly lofty ideals in their pursuit of privacy, let's let t...
The district court in Munich has ruled that Facebook is using patented technologies that are the property of Blackberry (RIM). Although these are not hugely significant technologically in the application of their apps, it does affect everything Facebook has on the market in Germany.Millions of Germans use Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook every day ...
​As close to 100 Anti-Government Protesters take shelter within the grounds of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in a cat and mouse style tactic, police play a sick "Waiting Game" In an attempt to almost starve out student protesters from campus grounds as the stand-off reaches almost a week in length and shows no signs of abating.The Polytechnic Un...
​The internet is one scary place. Most people wouldn't know that as they go to their favourite website that they have no idea what else is connecting to their device. I have a crazy example: my Samsung Note 10 had most of the requested connections coming all day from Samsung.com.cn and from Baidu.com. I've never been to mainland Chin...
Welcome to Part Three of this three-part series on privacy coins. Here, I will make the concluding remarks of this series, proclaim my loyalties based on the analysis of Part Two, and plant my flag. This section gives some of my clear opinions on privacy coins, and analyzes my favorite privacy coin, Particl. Overall AnalysisIn my opinion, the most ...