Understanding the Difference: Privacy, Security, and Anonymity

In today's digital age, where our lives are increasingly online, understanding the concepts of privacy, security, and anonymity has never been more important. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they refer to distinct aspects of how we protect our information and identities on the internet. Let's break down each concept to better understand the differences and why they matter.

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Digital Privacy & Biometric Fingerprinting: Two natural enemies

In the digital age, biometric fingerprint technology is at the forefront of the battle for security. Claiming to offer unparalleled convenience, it is one of the most vulnerable ways to pay and be recognized. Biometric fingerprints, which are unique to each person, unlock a world where your identity is the key to everything from your smartphone to banking services. This surveillance technology simplifies verification processes and ensures that big tech companies and governments can access your personal data and assets with just the touch of your finger.

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The NFT Revolution: Transforming the Art Scene

In the last few years, the art world has witnessed an unprecedented transformation, thanks to the rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). These digital assets, which utilize blockchain technology to certify ownership and authenticity, have not only reshaped the way we think about art and its distribution but have also opened new avenues for artists to monetize their work. Let's dive into how NFTs are changing the art scene, highlighting real-life examples of artists who are successfully navigating this new digital frontier.

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PRVCY 101 – Home Assistant devices

At a time when convenience is often more important than concern, digital home assistants such as Alexa, Google Home and Siri have found their way into the sanctity of our living spaces. Promising to simplify our lives with voice-activated commands to control our homes, play music or give us real-time updates, these devices have become ubiquitous. However, beneath the surface of convenience lies a major threat to privacy: surveillance.

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Swiss Federal Council plans website blocks in case of power shortage

A scenario currently deemed unlikely has prompted the Swiss Federal Council to take specific measures to prevent a collapse of the power supply. In the event of a power shortage, the government intends to make it difficult to transmit large amounts of data over mobile networks and to block certain websites. The proposal envisages that certain websites will be blocked in a first step. This mainly affects platforms for social media, videos, and music that are widely used by many people.

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Are Carbon Footprint Passports for real?

In an era where sustainability is at the forefront of global discussions, it's no surprise that the concept of carbon footprint passports is gaining traction. As the world becomes increasingly monitor and travel and transportation are the main ways to exercise the right of free movements, tracking individual movements and called carbon footprints for travel purposes is becoming a threat.

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Trolls Factories: Spreading misinformation and fake news

Different researches has been exposing how governments are using a troll factory to spread lies on social media and in comment sections of popular websites. Paid internet trolls whose online attacks are endangering journalists and political opponents. Extensive traces of this operation were identified across various social media platforms, encompassing Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok.

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The digital euro will not be freely disposable

The digital euro is set to undergo a significant shift in terms of its usability. Gone are the days of freely spending money on anything and everything. The digital euro will be programmed to only be spent on approved transactions, ensuring that it remains within the boundaries of its intended use. The European Central Bank's digital euro, as outlined in a recent report by the German Ministry of the Interior, will possess a distinct characteristic - programmability. This means that the digital euro will be designated for specific purposes, restricting its owner from unrestricted disposal.

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Smart mirrors: The battle to track our body and behavior

Interactive mirrors may be used in your home to let you know first thing in the morning what your schedule is for the day, where you need to be, and when (as well as telling you a myriad of other things)! Sounds like really not fun. “Smart” mirrors are another example of the obvious tension between technological innovation and privacy, in this blog post we found out why the most sensitive ethical questions are in terms of influencing behavior and of course collecting data.

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The future of protests is here

Under the watchful eye of the machines, privacy has become a relic of the past. Surveillance systems, embedded in every corner of society, monitor our every move, word, and thought. Censoring what they called dissidents or promoters of public disorder. The police enforcement use this constant surveillance to maintain an iron grip on their human subjects, crushing any whisper of rebellion or resistance. Individuality is suppressed, conformity is enforced, and dissent is swiftly punished. In this blog post, we will delve into the present and future of protest.

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