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I honestly do not see how this can not be considered an app for lazy people who do not want to raise their ass from the chair to go and talk to the colleague who is in the other room.
This means the creators will end up being gazillionaires.
I’m a pessimist. But I’m a pessimist with a sense of responsibility.– Maynard James Keenan
I've been following both the Sovrin & Briar projects for some time now andwanted to point out some affinity between the two that may be rich forexploration in the future.Sovrin https://sovrin.org/ is a non-profit organization that is buildinga "self-sovereign identity" legal framework and technology (the technologyis called Hyperledger). They work closely with the Linux Foundation andseveral identity groups (e.g. subgroups of Microsoft, IBM, government ofCanada, etc.) One of their successes is the DID spechttps://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/ (decentralized identifiers), whichwas recently accepted for working group status at W3C.The Sovrin ethos is very well-aligned with Briar's. Both projects arebuilding local-first, secure, transport-agnostic communications in waysthat maintain privacy. While the main branch of their code depends on adistributed ledger for grounding trust, they are actively exploringpeer-to-peer methods of establishing connection & securely sharingverifiable (peer) credentials. They are working closely with cryptographersto use some of the latest advances in the field (see Hyperledger Ursahttps://www.hyperledger.org/projects/ursa ).I learned about this "Peer DID Spec" at the Internet Identity Workshop lastweek and thought of Briar:https://openssi.github.io/peer-did-method-spec/index.htmlI think Briar & Sovrin have been tackling some of the same (very difficult)problems from different directions and may have some things to offer eachother.Duane Johnson
Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are a new type of identifier for verifiable, "self-sovereign" digital identity. DIDs are fully under the control of the DID subject, independent from any centralized registry, identity provider, or certificate authority. DIDs are URLs that relate a DID subject to means for trustable interactions with that subject. D...
Testimony of Gabriel Weinberg, CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.
by Matthew Hodgson | Apr 11, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments TL;DR: An attacker gained access to the servers hosting Matrix.org. The intruder had access to the production databases, potentially giving them access to unencrypted message data, password hashes and access tokens. As a precaution, if you're a matrix.org user you should change your pas...
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