A Debate on Privacy, Distributed Ledgers, and Social Media

The full article was originally published by HelloIOTA. Read the full article here.

Introduction written by @Carpincho Dem, the new head of IEN. Article also inspired by Carpincho.

Just as Apollodorus witnessed and transmitted the debate about Eros reflected in Plato’s Symposium, yesterday I had the chance to witness some IEN members discussing Data Privacy, DLTs and social media in our Discord server. Among those members were Ben Royce, who is starting Society2 as an attempt to provide a framework for decentralized social media. The following is what was discussed between our resident social media expert, Ben, and a few other members.

Editors Note: We thought

Adam

@Ben Royce — just curious, can anyone explain to me the whole argument of owning your data. How do you really own it if you give access to a third party and they just make a copy of it?

Ben Royce

@adam — there will be screen scraping, and you have to always be mindful of what you make public. That will never change. But it’s the private chats, the restricted chats to small groups like family friends, private connections, the entire list of your connections, all the pictures, and disclosures, your religion, your politics… the bulk of what makes you you, genuinely private, on DLT: you have granular control of what is disclosed to anyone else. If it’s private, it really is private, and really is only accessible to only you. It’s on the DLT with your key, not in some database at a company. Compare that to trusting facebook where all of that is in their silo, and is searched by and qualified by them for purposes which can be quite transgressive, and are getting worse.

Read the full Article

The full article was originally published by HelloIOTA, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More

Did you know?

Buy in without the stress of trying to time the market

when you setup a savings plan. If you haven’t started a plan yet, head to your Bitpanda account to get started!

Purchasing cryptocurrencies comes with a number of risks.
Never invest money that you can't afford to lose.

You can automatically invest

in IOTA with Bitpanda Savings!