In our third edition of 21 Questions By Decentralize Today, ​we feature Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of Human Rights Foundation. Alex is an active voice in promoting sovereignty, privacy, and a champion in the fight against tyrannical organizations and governments. He burst into the Bitcoin scene with his thought-provoking article publish...
​​Do you remember the days when we used courier pigeons? Whilst there probably were a few instances of a bird being intercepted, it was generally a pretty safe way of sending messages. Then along came the Postal Service and it couldbe readily assumed that the majority of our mail arrived at its destination without having been opened and read by som...
Bad actors at play!When I was a child, I was an avid viewer of The Lone Ranger which was a long running series about the Wild West. There would invariably be a Native American telling myself and my entranced siblings that “white man speaks with forked tongue”. Since those days of black and white TV nothing much has changed in this respect, especial...
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to assess what the best privacy coin in the current space is, which has the best features, or which is most likely to give high returns, then this is not that guide. My goal is to give you the power to make your own decisions, to clearly state my biases, and educate. I really wanted to understand this nich...
​Cloudflare has spent the last 10 years building itself into one of the world's largest cloud service providers, however, after recent revelations regarding their network being 'hijacked' by paedophiles, terrorists and drug runners as well as the continuing concerns about the way they manage data and connectivity have taken the shine off their rece...
Most things in life start with good intentions, Some would say the road to hell is paved with them!From the “Splitting of the Atom” on December 17th 1938 to the invention of the “Magnavox” in 1915, one only needs look to the past for the confirmation that all things even seamlessly harmless inventions like the printing Press to the convincingl...
This week, we are launching our revamped site which we believe is more user friendly and which we know is even more privacy friendly than ever before. A lot of our design changes are at the backend but the net impact is to ensure that we get our articles and features out to you in a more timely and digestible fashion.We have also upgraded our conte...
Crypto's best secrets kept?Whilst some may consider Bitcoin a haven for criminals and for those who are generally up to no good, the advent of privacy coins has raised the hackles of many observers and people critical of cryptocurrencies. But hey, what's wrong with wanting to protect your data and maintain your anonymity online? It doesn't mean tha...
Another vibrant Hackers Congress in the cryptoanarchist hub of Paralelni Polis in Prague, advocating for personal liberty, innovative thinking and social development.The sixth annual Hackers Congress was held in Prague over the weekend of 4th-6th October, bringing together crypto-anarchists, activists and innovators from around the world. The event...
The case for a privacy driven 'twitter'....There is no doubt that Twitter is a great place for finding and following news, information, trolls and agenda pushing platforms. Some even run entire countries on it (or think they do, hahaha) :) However, Twitter has been caught out supposedly 'accidentally' collecting data and sharing user data with unid...
Privacy is something we all value, but some value it far more than others. Transacting in cryptocurrency has its inherent advantages, but not all cryptocurrencies are totally private or secure.Let's look at Bitcoin for example. Before Bitcoin became mainstream, people were using it on the dark web to buy drugs, guns, organs and just about anything ...
Or how I learned to love the bullet(proofs)!I am just like the next guy when it comes to personal space and my privacy but accept that you have to work hard to preserve both....... you need to be aware of what’s going on around you and in the world and gravitate towards the best places and adopt the best processes to accommodate you and your lifest...
After looking into Threema, Signal, Riot and Telegram, we come to another messaging app that is heavily used by gamers and more recently has also made it’s mark in the crypto world.....Discord!It’s geared specifically toward video game players, providing them with a means to find one another, to co-ordinate play and chat whilst playing.It supports ...
Today we continue our journey through the world of messaging applications, ‘Secure or not so secure?’. Having covered off Threema, Signal and Riot so far, let’s continue our quest with TelegramSo what is Telegram?Telegram is a cloud-based messaging app developed by Russian entrepreneurs and brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov. Although its founders ar...
And will Particl Disrupt the Disruptors?sponsored postThe thing that has really excited me the most this year up to and including Consensus NYC was not digitized gold, it was not the infrastructural growth of Bitcoin, it was not the tokenization of real estate or the latest smart contact platform nor has it been the number of companies that were of...
Having reviewed Threema and Signal in recent days, we are now going to bounce over to a more team orientated messenger: Riot/MatrixWhen I say ‘team orientated’, well, Riot is more like Slack in so far as it is a ‘person to person’ chat which allows you to communicate with someone as an individual (under People as per Riot) or within a group (or Roo...
More and more, our privacy is being eroded, Big Tech is utilizing the tools we use to communicate, shop, and live our lives to spy on us and sell ads and our personal information; they will do the bidding of governments around the world to expand their reach. Those who would stand up to this invasion have embraced technology such as ...
In my last article of this series, we reviewed Threema, one of the messengers I personally love and use daily, as part of a series of articles about messaging services available today.Over the next two weeks, we will write reviews about the best options for you and your cellphone examining their startup, evolution, compatibility, security,&nbs...
​Almost three years ago, we published the series ‘Secure Messengers...or not so secure?’ here on Decentralize.Today. At the time, Threema was one of our top picks when it came to privacy. Let’s see what has changed, what has improved and what is missing, if anything, before we draw any conclusions as we move towards our overall pronouncement o...
Hi, my name is The Privacy Advocate, and I will be writing regularly on Decentralize.Today (DT) on all matters privacy. I will initially cover messengers, encryption, protecting your computer, cellphone and other devices, how to avoid Google and the likes, as well as how to replace them with equally good or better products ...