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Justitie gaat alle gevangenissen van dronedetectiesystemen voorzien

Security.NL - 14 mei 2022 - 5:10pm
De Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen (DJI) van het ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid gaat alle Nederlandse gevangenissen ...

Justitie voorziet alle gevangenissen van dronedetectiesysteem

Security.NL - 14 mei 2022 - 5:10pm
De Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen (DJI) van het ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid gaat alle Nederlandse gevangenissen ...

VS verwijdert Windows-update wegens problemen van verplichte patchlijst

Security.NL - 14 mei 2022 - 4:56pm
Het Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) van het Amerikaanse ministerie van Homeland Security heeft een ...

CBS doet vooronderzoek naar ransomware-aanvallen bij Nederlandse bedrijven

Security.NL - 14 mei 2022 - 4:42pm
Het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) heeft een verkenningsonderzoek uitgevoerd naar de beschikbaarheid van data bij ...

Goodbye Facebook. Hello Decentralized Social Media?

Internet Archive - 13 mei 2022 - 9:40pm

The pending sale of Twitter to Elon Musk has generated a buzz about the future of social media and just who should control our data.

Wendy Hanamura, director of partnerships at the Internet Archive, moderated an online discussion April 28 “Goodbye Facebook, Hello Decentralized Social Media?” about the opportunities and dangers ahead. The webinar is part of a series of six workshops, “Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web.” 

Watch the session recording:

The session featured founders of some of the top decentralized social media networks including Jay Graber, chief executive officer of R&D project Bluesky, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of Matrix, and Andre Staltz, creator of Manyverse. Unlike Twitter, Facebook or Slack, Matrix and Manyverse have no central controlling entity. Instead the peer-to-peer networks shift power to the users and protect privacy. 

If Twitter is indeed bought and people are disappointed with the changes, the speakers expressed hope that the public will consider other social networks. “A crisis of this type means that people start installing Manyverse and other alternatives,” Staltz said. “The opportunity side is clear.” Still in the transition period if other platforms are not ready, there is some risk that users will feel stuck and not switch, he added.

Hodgson said there are reasons to be both optimistic and pessimistic about Musk purchasing Twitter. The hope is that he will use his powers for good, making it available to everybody and empowering people to block the content they don’t want to see. The risk is with no moderation, Hodgson said, people will be obnoxious to one another without sufficient controls to filter, and the system will melt down. “It’s certainly got potential to be an experiment. I’m cautiously optimistic on it,” he said.

People who work in decentralized tech recognize the risk that comes when one person can control a network and act for good or bad, Graber said. “This turn of events demonstrates that social networks that are centralized can change very quickly,” she said. “Those changes can potentially disrupt or drastically alter people’s identity, relationships, and the content that they put on there over the years. This highlights the necessity for transition to a protocol-based ecosystem.” 

When a platform is user-controlled, it is resilient to disruptive change, Graber said. Decentralization enables immutability so change is hard and is a slow process that requires a lot of people to agree, added Staltz.

The three leaders spoke about how decentralized networks provide a sustainable alternative and are gaining traction. Unlike major players that own user data and monetize personal information, decentralized networks are controlled by users and information lives in many different places.

“Society as a whole is facing a lot of crises,” Graber said. “We have the ability to, as a collective intelligence, to investigate a lot of directions at once. But we don’t actually have the free ability to fully do this in our current social architecture…if you decentralize, you get the ability to innovate and explore many more directions at once. And all the parts get more freedom and autonomy.”

Decentralized social media is structured to change the balance of power, added Hanamura: “In this moment, we want you to know that you have the power. You can take back the power, but you have to understand it and understand your responsibility.”

The webinar was co-sponsored by DWeb and Library Futures, and presented by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).

The next event in the series, Decentralized Apps, the Metaverse and the “Next Big Thing,” will be held Thursday, May 26 at 4-5 p.m.EST, Register here

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GGD biedt sommige slachtoffers datalek schadevergoeding van 500 euro

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 4:03pm
De GGD heeft verschillende slachtoffers van het grote datalek een schadevergoeding van 500 euro aangeboden, zo meldt stichting ...

Kritiek lek in Zyxel-firewalls maakte remote code execution mogelijk

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 3:48pm
Een kritieke kwetsbaarheid in firewalls van fabrikant Zyxel maakt het voor een ongeauthenticeerde aanvaller mogelijk om ...

Kritiek lek in Zyxel-firewalls maakt remote code execution mogelijk

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 3:48pm
Een kritieke kwetsbaarheid in firewalls van fabrikant Zyxel maakt het voor een ongeauthenticeerde aanvaller mogelijk om ...

Man die wachtwoorden duizenden servers aanbood veroordeel tot 4 jaar cel

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 3:32pm
Een 28-jarige Oekraïense man die inloggegevens van duizenden gecompromitteerde servers op internet te koop aanbood is in de ...

Commissie voor Digitale Zaken krijgt volgende maand cyberspiekbriefjes

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 3:11pm
De vaste commissie voor Digitale Zaken krijgt volgende maand verschillende spiekbriefjes over cybersecurity uitgereikt. De ...

Onderzoek: wireless malware blijft actief op uitgeschakelde iPhone

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 2:39pm
Onderzoekers hebben aangetoond dat het mogelijk is om "wireless malware" te ontwikkelen die op een door de gebruiker ...

Nederlander aangehouden in Belgisch onderzoek naar phishingbende

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 2:00pm
In een Belgisch onderzoek naar een in België opererende phishingbende is een Nederlandse hoofdverdachte aangehouden en heeft ...

Minister: digitale recherche krijgt dit jaar er honderden cyberspecialisten bij

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 1:16pm
De digitale recherche van de politie krijgt dit jaar er honderden cyberspecialisten bij, maar alle politieagenten moeten ...

EFF roept Android- en iOS-gebruikers op om advertentie-ID uit te schakelen

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 11:32am
De Amerikaanse burgerrechtenbeweging EFF roept eigenaren van een Androidtelefoon of iPhone op om het advertentie-ID op hun ...

Datalek politie na diefstal van documenten met persoonsgegevens uit auto

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 11:06am
De politie heeft met een datalek te maken gekregen nadat vorige week donderdag uit een auto een laptoptas met documenten is ...

"Plan Europese Commissie is aanval op end-to-end encryptie"

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 10:54am
Het plan van de Europese Commissie om chatdiensten, hostingproviders en andere platforms te verplichten om berichten van ...

FSFE vraagt aandacht voor afhankelijkheid Apple en Google bij DigiD-gebruik

Security.NL - 13 mei 2022 - 10:29am
Nederlanders die digitaal zaken willen doen met de overheid via de DigiD-app moeten over een Apple- of Google-account ...

Europese Androidgebruikers opnieuw doelwit van FluBot-malware

Security.NL - 12 mei 2022 - 4:51pm
Europese Androidgebruikers zijn opnieuw het doelwit van de FluBot-malware. De Belgische telecomprovider Proximus en de Finse ...

Deense crisisopvang mocht in noodsituatie bsn-nummer via sms vragen

Security.NL - 12 mei 2022 - 3:58pm
Een Deens crisiscentrum dat opvang voor jongeren biedt mocht in een noodsituatie via sms om een bsn-nummer en naam van een kind ...

SCCR/42: COMMUNIA statement on limitations and exceptions for education and research

International Communia Association - 12 mei 2022 - 3:27pm

We are attending the 42nd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in Geneva. Today, the Committee is discussing the issue of limitations and exceptions for educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities (Agenda Item 8) and the following statement was delivered on behalf of COMMUNIA:

Dear Delegates,

It will not be easy to convince your families, friends, neighbours that policymakers from across the world should spend time discussing how to improve copyright exceptions.

There is absolutely no doubt that the restrictions copyright laws pose on access to knowledge and information condition the right to education and the right to research, and that educational and research exceptions would benefit society as a whole. That is what will determine whether teachers can show a short news report during live-streamed online classes, whether researchers can conduct medical research or track desinformation online.

Yet, the fact that copyright laws are hard to understand will be an obstacle to reforming copyright laws at national level. Therefore, when Global North delegations claim that each one of you can go back to your countries and introduce exceptions that work for education and research in the 21st Century, we say: that is easier said than done.

Indeed, if you look at the national exceptions for education and research in the European Union, before the recent EU-wide copyright reform, you will see that not even the EU Member States were investing time in solving these issues if they had not been forced to do so through a binding regional instrument.

It should also be said that the fact that copyright exceptions are now outdated only in the Global South does not make this issue less problematic for the Global North. Institutions in Europe and North America engage in cross-border education and research activities outside of their regions on a regular basis. Think about EU distance education programmes attended by students located in Latin America or international research programmes involving North American and Asian researchers. It is clear that the lack of the same minimum set of rights across the world prevents these cross-border activities from taking place, affecting both the North and the South.

We understand that this Committee is not ready to make a decision on how to positively affect copyright frameworks to actually protect the right to education and research. At the same time, this Committee has been discussing this agenda item for nearly 15 years.

We believe that it is fair to say that the work undertaken by the Committee so far has not had much impact on the copyright provisions that frame how educators and researchers can have access to knowledge and information. The African Group proposal could change the course of action to make the work of the Committee more useful. We, thus, urge this Committee to use its best efforts to reach an agreement on how to move forward towards more positive and impactful outcomes.

Thank you.


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