Tagged With "Privacy"

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There are 257 companies tracking & selling my online habits - here's who they are.

Michael ·
I'm slowly switching over from using Google Chrome to using Epic Browser , and Epic has the ability to show how many companies track your movements in your other browsers. Yes, I cleared my history. :)
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CNN had 34 trackers blocked while I was reading an article. Corporate stalker?

Michael ·
I was just reading a news article on electric vehicles, and I clicked on a CNN news article. Even after I took the screenshot, trackers kept appearing and being blocked by Epic Browser.
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Inventor of World Wide Web wants to create a new internet that empowers the individual

Michael ·
To some extent, this vision is also being built by some in the crypto space. Corporate 'colonization' is happening all over again, except not with physical land this time around, but rather, with digital land. It'll be a long road, but I think it's necessary to liberate the web from corporate ownership wherever possible. https://betanews.com/2018/09/29/tim-berners-lee-solid/
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Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Michael ·
As many of you know, KYC is a crime-prevention regime that banks use in order to provide due-diligence in identifying their customers, and ultimately identifying terrorist activity and money-laundering crimes. If you live in the USA, the Patriot Act compels banks to develop this program for properly identifying its customers, and then monitoring them on an ongoing basis to ensure regulatory compliance. If you live in Canada, there is a strict regime for who can even ask for these types of...
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I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

Michael ·
According to the updated Narrative Alpha, the roadmap suggests that those that will not hand over their identity to this blogging platform, will not only be penalized 20%, but they will be unable to access "adult" content. This is laughable. Will the developers please clarify for everyone what is meant by "adult." Who gets to decide what is "adult"? Is my Niche, Pakistan, adult content? Is my Niche, Canadian Politics, adult material? Is saying the word 'fuck' adult material? Is a picture of...
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Niche membership privacy

Malkazoid ·
I was asked the following question by a G+ user today, about Narrative: That's G+ speak for: will everyone be able to see what niches you are a follower of, and will everyone be able to see all your posts by looking at your profile? That's an approximate translation, considering G+ circles are a social networking component that Narrative has no equivalent for, and apparently no plans to implement. (This lack of a strongly social component to the Narrative paradigm may prove to be...
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Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Michael ·
Obviously, this will GREATLY limit the reach of Narrative, and I urge everyone, for your own privacy's sake, DO NOT GIVE THIS COMPANY ANY "KYC" IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS! This isn't anything personal against the Narrative team, or the privately-owned company. Privacy disasters are happening on a global scale, and more and more leaks are happening to companies all around the world. Not to mention cyber-espionage from within the US, and all across the world. This is a heads-up to the Narrative...
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Steemit Vs Narrative rewards - user privacy and security

Malkazoid ·
I'm starting this thread because @David Dreezer locked the previous one in which this was being discussed. I don't believe he did so to censor this aspect of the conversation, so here we are in a new thread. @Emily Barnett - the other thread was locked while I was in mid answer to your question about whether Steemit had ever experienced hacking of people's accounts based on their earnings, or instances of violence to obtain their wallet keys. So below, the...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Malkazoid ·
Hey Michael, A lot of important questions there and I suspect answers to many of them will be forthcoming in time. I am not lawyer, and I second that these questions can only ultimately be addressed by one, but a couple of thoughts from my direction nonetheless. KYC has been used in the contexts that you outlined (anti-terrorism, money laundering prevention etc) but my guess is we are going to see a proliferation of other use cases for it as blockchain continues to grow. The reasons are...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Michael ·
Hi @Malkazoid . I always appreciate your sense of intuition, but we should look deeper. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to try to get some legal opinions about this. I strongly recommend that the Narrative community to hold off on submitting any personal documentation to this company until we know more about its legality as applied to my original post. Also, do you have the physical address of the registered corporation of the Narrative company? I want to double-check which state it's...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Malkazoid ·
Thanks Michael, and like I said - no arguments there: a lawyer certainly should be the end goal for all of this. Thanks for looking into it. For many of us, we already have. It was a requirement to participate in the ICO. I personally have no concerns about having done so, although I do appreciate that we should ultimately have all of this spelled out clearly in black and white. I know they are in South Carolina, but can't say for certain that the company is registered in that state...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Rosemary ·
We have (and will) access legal counsel as necessary, as a corporate entity (of course). Narrative Company is a registered Delaware corporation, with headquarters in South Carolina. As Ted noted in a different forum topic: Remember there is a difference between account verification (checking to verify that someone is a real person, and checking their age) and complying with AML and anti-terrorism regulations. For those Narrative members who want to do so, we will be doing the verification...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Michael ·
Thanks, @Rosemary ! Smart decision to do the corp in Delaware. I'm part of a few projects that take advantage of incorporating in Delaware. Obviously, I'm a huge fan of what the Narrative team is doing, and aside from some of the privacy concerns, I think this project has real potential. "For those Narrative members who want to do so, we will be doing the verification portion (similar to what Twitter and Facebook already do), but will NOT be doing AML or anti-terrorism checks. As you rightly...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Malkazoid ·
My understanding is verifying Real People allows better control over the reputation system. For instance, a Real Person's votes would count for a bit more than someone who could be a bot, due to the boost in reputation. It is conceivable that one could create a legion of fake accounts and grow their reputation by paying a crew of low-pay workers or coding bots to carry out certain reputation building activities. These fake accounts, designed with the malicious intent of swaying elections and...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Emily Barnett ·
I was about to wade in But then saw that @Malkazoid has already covered what I would say. I struggle with my balance of privacy and online extrovert activities. As an example, I hate when banks ask me questions about where my money comes from. My instinct is MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, and just put it in my account. That said, personally I am supportive of the voluntary KYC being tied into the reputation system. I feel that it does add layers of credibility to you and so why shouldn't it be...
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Re: Narrative is not a bank, so is it legal for their company to ask for anti-terrorism KYC documents?

Heidi Hecht ·
I actually thought of that; a friend of mine had to borrow my computer for something not that long ago and used it to join Narrative. And my concern is that the staff and/or other members might think she's a bot or "sockpuppet" account because I don't think she intends to do KYC. She says it kind of defeats the purpose of being in the cryptocurrency space and dodges fiat-to-crypto exchanges for the same reason.
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Re: Niche membership privacy

David Dreezer ·
Hi Malk, In Narrative all posts are public. There is no concept of private posts. Everything you post is out there to be seen. Now, as to which Niches you're following, that's different, and is part of your Member Profile. Right now there is no way for anyone to view what Niches another individual is following, what other Members they may be following. As we move along though, visibility of some of those things will become options that you as a Member will to able to decide. You'll be able...
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Re: Niche membership privacy

Malkazoid ·
Thanks David - that's very helpful. I'll repost your response for the G+ member.
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Re: Niche membership privacy

David Dreezer ·
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Malkazoid ·
Hello @Michael I'm confused: we don't know the details of Narrative's KYC, and we don't know whether they are already, or plan to be GDPR compliant when KYC goes live. I was personally hoping Narrative would use a third party company that specialises in KYC, for this functionality, but the bottom line is we just don't know yet. So isn't the title of this thread a little presumptive? Unless I'm missing something here? This is a good matter to have on our radars, but lets not be unnecessarily...
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Michael ·
Hello @Malkazoid Please refer all questions regarding the illegal collection of GDPR documents to: https://gdpr.eu/
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Brian Lenz ·
Hi @Michael , I appreciate your concerns We are very familiar with GDPR, and the Narrative platform is indeed GDPR-compliant. We have corporately-defined Security Officer and Privacy / Data Protection Officer roles. Rest assured that we are operating within the bounds of GDPR requirements when dealing with EU data. We are also very aware of the sensitivity of the collected documents and information being provided for Narrative's Certification program. Narrative simply uses the documents to...
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Michael ·
The Narrative Network just CENSORED & REMOVED my reddit post to their /r/NarrativeNetwork, so I've posted it to /r/Cryptocurrency. https://www.reddit.com/r/Crypt..._this_post_on_their/
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Malkazoid ·
Was the contents the same as what you’ve posted here? The title is incorrect (and damaging) information. If something like that was posted about my work, on my feed, I would consider removing it too. Thats why I suggested you ask questions first, before presuming something that turns out to be incorrect and broadcasting it on several sites. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Michael ·
I believe the silent majority will agree that the only "damaging information" here, is the way armchair warriors of this project have responded, or attacked, these completely legitimate privacy and cyber-security concerns. I love the idea of this blogging project, minus the ill-advised idea to intrude on the privacy of thousands, or tens of thousands of individuals worldwide. I'll be very active within the community once Beta hits, but I will NEVER submit my ID to a blogging website on US...
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Malkazoid ·
You quite simply are not being attacked, by any definition that I am aware of.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Brian Lenz ·
@Michael I'm not sure if you saw my post or not. The alarm you are trying to sound is unfounded, as your legal concerns are fully mitigated. The only question is personal preference, of which yours is very clear Narrative isn't forcing anyone to submit any documents to us. If you don't want to, there's no problem with that; it's absolutely optional. There will most definitely be people who feel very similarly to you and won't want to submit Certification documents. I also believe that many...
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

David Dreezer ·
No Sir. Your post was not removed, deleted, or censored. It went into our moderation queue because it was a link. It has since been approved.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Hickster747 ·
Misleading title. As you say yourself, its permissible once an organisation is GDPR compliant.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Gord ·
Deep breaths, my friend. Deep breaths...
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

AussieNinja ·
Considering so many platforms have a rampant bot problem (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Steem) I'm not at all opposed to a platform checking if we're real people. Especially where earning and money comes into the mix.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

New Social Media ·
To me this looks like as if competitors are afraid of Narrative and try to discredit it. Which is -despite this FUD- a very good sign that they see value in the Narrative platform.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

New Social Media ·
Dear team, could you please make a short blog article that deals with the GDPR compliance? Thank you!
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Michael ·
Update: Narrative staff censored my post, and withdrew the content on their sub-reddit, so I've added it back on Feb 12, 2019 at 1:01pm EST.
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Malkazoid ·
@Michael , why are you still trying to post that when you've been shown unequivocally that you're wrong about this? It has been very plainly explained to you that Narrative is using a third party processor for KYC, and that third party processor is GDPR compliant. So not only does Narrative not store any personal information: they never even receive it. The UK based, GDPR compliant company does. Why are you still upset?
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

Christina Gleason ·
@Michael 's reddit history shows that he is antagonistic about a lot of things in general. (For transparency's sake, Michael, my reddit name is WELLinTHIShouse. My reddit history is mostly geekery and chronic illness, but feel free to ) There's this post in /r/GDPR and /r/privacy: https://old.reddit.com/r/gdpr/...rm_in_florida_wants/ And there are a few anti-crypto posts in general, though he's not a prolific redditor. And he denies the racist and sexist overtones in this post:...
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Re: Narrative cannot legally collect any "KYC" documents from 28 counties of the EU!

David Dreezer ·
Speaking of not how any of this works, we're stopping here now that this has become gone personal.
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Re: I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

Malkazoid ·
Hi Michael You feel strongly about this, and you have done a good job of conveying that. From what I have read so far, Narrative isn't interested in retaining the KYC information: they want as many accounts as possible to belong to real people. So they need to incentivise people to prove they are real. That can be accomplished by receiving KYC info, switching on a single bit associated to your profile, that signifies you have completed KYC, and then erasing all KYC data. This could also...
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Re: I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

Michael ·
Thank you, @Malkazoid . Let me think about this for a few days. I'll write a Medium article and share it with the wider Narrative community outside of this platform in a week or so. I'll try to touch on your rebuttals. Cheers.
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Re: I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

Slaz ·
I don't know what I'll do in regard to KYC at this point. I'm usually pretty careful with my personal data online. I even prefer using web shops that allow you to checkout without creating an account. So I guess I'd prefer not to do KYC for Narrative, but might consider an exception if the handling and processing of data is explained thoroughly beforehand. And although I'm not interested in 'adult' content in the broader meaning, I don't really understand why an unverified 18+ user wouldn't...
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Re: I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

Melanie Mathos ·
Hi Michael, Thanks for sharing your feedback and inviting us to weigh in… Narrative is an intricate system that, by design, will address many of the issues plaguing Big Social and other projects today (bots, content manipulation, poor quality content, child protection issues, etc.) For it to “work,” the community must be engaged, and the right mechanisms and incentives must be built in. One of those mechanisms will be the optional KYC process. Those members who opt (read: optional) to go...
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Re: I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

Gord ·
Sounds good to me. Can't wait to run this grand experiment through its paces!
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Re: I certainly will not give Narrative my identity to blog, nor should you. Please clarify 'adult' material.

MichelleG ·
You know, there is another NEO project, Bridge Protocol, which I believe is aiming to provide just this type of data protecting while doing KYC stuff. That might be worth looking at. Full disclosure, I do own a teeny tiny small amount of that token. Less than $100 worth for sure.
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Re: Steemit Vs Narrative rewards - user privacy and security

Emily Barnett ·
Hey @Malkazoid thanks for completing your thoughts on the new thread. We agree on all the other points so no need for me to mention that. Re: Privacy. I don't doubt that should Narrative become established, there will be a need for rewards privacy. But I do not see it as a benefit to the platform right now. On the contrary. In the initial stages I think it will hinder to growth of the platform. The public display that people are actually earning finacial rewards for their content instead of...
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Re: Steemit Vs Narrative rewards - user privacy and security

Drixx Madison ·
Maybe we can just hide threshold amounts behind specific terms such as PT Niche owner/earner or Full Time earner.
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Re: Steemit Vs Narrative rewards - user privacy and security

Malkazoid ·
I think we should differentiate between the various types of income being displayed. Individual pieces of content having their rewards made public does not impact security in any significant way. Niche revenue does. I recall plenty of mentions of transparency, but not specifically about niche owner rewards. That's not to say it wasn't there - rather I have no recollection of any consideration of the issues surrounding such a proposition. Well again, I don't think Steemit is showing large...
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Re: Steemit Vs Narrative rewards - user privacy and security

Emily Barnett ·
@Malkazoid I could concede that Niche revenues be hidden. But I would be hard pressed to agree to privacy on content at this point.
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Re: There are 257 companies tracking & selling my online habits - here's who they are.

Malkazoid ·
Thanks! Good tip. What's your take on Epic so far?
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Re: There are 257 companies tracking & selling my online habits - here's who they are.

Michael ·
I love it. I feel much more secure in my daily surfing habits. It uses an encrypted proxy, which doesn't allow your ISP to know where you're visiting. There's no real difference except you'll be blocking 3rd parties from stealing sensitive and private information.
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Re: There are 257 companies tracking & selling my online habits - here's who they are.

Malkazoid ·
Downloaded and installed. Liking it so far. Feels just like Chrome, as you said... except with some design aspects feeling a little crude/retro: which is kind of fun. One thing I'm finding super annoying is I have to reenter all my usernames and passwords. I guess that goes hand in hand with all the old cookies being lost, to start with a fresh slate for privacy.
 
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