Category: Privacy

Merits and Costs of Blockchain

In recent days Bitcoin has been getting a bad name on account of its grotesque energy consumption (BBC). The problem is that Bitcoin uses “Proof of Work” to secure its ledger. Proof of work motivates nodes in the Bitcoin network to compete to solve a computationally expensive math problem by rewarding them with Bitcoin. A… Read more »

Professional Image and Personal Privacy

I’ve been sitting in my hotel room in Dallas at the ICHI 2015 conference burning the evening hours watching documentaries on Netflix – Rise of the Hackers, Hacker Wars, Terms and Conditions May Apply etc. These documentaries focus on cyber-surveillance, privacy and security. They talk about Edward Snowden, Barrett Brown,  Hector Xavier Monsegur, lulzsec, sabu,… Read more »