Experts warn that ISPs would use black-box AI to comply Like our piece on Canada’s Cyber-Security Bill earlier this year, this item was flagged in my work for the Internet Society, Canada Chapter, but this post does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the ISCC. It concerns a legal opinion drafted by the UK’s Open […]
We’re big fans of decentralized social media platforms (we’ve been operating a public Mastodon instance for years), so when Nostr came along (Notes And Other Stuff Transmitted by Relays) it we immediately saw the potential and started getting involved. We wrote an introduction to Nostr here, and stood up a public Nostr relay at wss://nostr.easydns.ca […]
Soviet Era Ethos Stomps Privacy and Due-Process Another doozy from the Canadian government. Following along several other bills winding their way along the Road to Serfdom… Bill C-11 regulates the internet under the CRTC and paves the way toward institutionalized content moderation, the requirement for licenses to publish online, and regulation of user generated content […]
The latest Twitter challenger takes decentralization a step further Notes and Other Stuff, a.k.a Nostr is the latest decentralized microblogging protocol to take aim at centralized social media platforms. It’s like a decentralized Twitter. Contrast with Mastodon, where the decentralization is achieved via a federation of nodes (but each node is effectively centrally controlled), Nostr […]
The long awaiting Ethereum Merge occurred in the early hours of Sept 15th. It didn’t take long for the scammers to start sending out fake emails urging the recipients to upgrade their client/account/whatever in order to be able to stay current under the new system.
It seems like every tech company in existence has updated their terms of service over the last year, and we realized that we haven’t done that yet. Even worse, when we reviewed our own Plain English Terms of Service it became readily apparent that they were too transparent and understandable. That makes it difficult to […]