The Internet is at a tipping point, here’s what you’ve probably never heard coming next.

Time for a thread 👇👇👇

1) Let’s start with the users…

Today over 50% of the world is on social media AND on average we each have 70-80 usernames and passwords.

Each of these accounts are owned and controlled by the platforms.

Recipe for disaster.
2) In 2021 American adults spend over 4 hours a day online - that is half a work day.

Time is our most valuable asset, did you realize you are giving this away for free?
3) The applications we use today are built on the foundation of ‘Free + Ads’.

You get free access.

They get YOUR account, YOUR data, YOUR screen time, YOUR community.

And the worst part? This can all be taken away at any moment.
4) So where do we go from here?

It starts with self-sovereign digital identities.

ONLY the user owns their identity data online without intervention from outside parties.

Available now at sites like: https://t.co/x5EMfrWBBd
5) After securing your own identity online you’ll want to communicate.

However, the internet has become siloed - Few control the many.

This centralized control will boil over and expedite a migration to peer-to-peer networks.

Here’s how they work…
6) Autonomous P2P networks (https://t.co/j2rdtmtA54) are free to use.

Fully decentralized, serverless, and equipped with end-to-end encryption that is randomly routed through the network.

No server to store your data - all stored locally.

Remember Napster and LimeWire?
7) We’ve seen the immediate need for such communication channels already in 2021.

#WhatsApp migration to @signalapp

Throughout the year more competition will emerge in this space (see @hypermessenger), with their own unique features.

And this is good for us all.
8) As news continues to break you might find your way to the doorstep of #Web3, but can these decentralized platforms really compete?

They can - and they will.

We all know the dinosaur #LinkedIn right? Keep an eye on @tryProfile to see exactly what I mean.
9) This information might be new to you, but projects such as @ElastosInfo are on their 4th year of development and offer open software for developers today.

The migration to an open decentralized internet is happening before our eyes.

https://t.co/ZVUja5yf75
10) If you enjoyed this thread, you should:

1. Follow me; I talk about Web3.

2. Subscribe to the newsletter @tuumtech where I give updates on products you can start using on the Decentralized Internet.

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Over and over again, judges have gone out of their way to listen to the evidence and dismantle it, enjoy the carnage!

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Bowyer v. Ducey (Sidney Powell's case in Arizona)

"Plaintiffs have not moved the
needle for their fraud theory from conceivable to plausible"

This is a great opinion to start with. The Judge completely dismantles the nonsense brought before her.

2/

https://t.co/F2vllUhM2G


King vs. Whitmer (Michigan, Sidney Powell case)

"Nothing but speculation and conjecture"

This is a good one to show people who think affidavits are good evidence. Notice how the affidavits don't actually say they saw fraud happen in Detroit.

3/

https://t.co/NZAtqivWkL


Trump v. Benson (Michigan)

"hearsay within hearsay"

Another good one to show people who think affidavits are absolute proof.

4/

https://t.co/17GeGhImHF


Stoddard v. City Election Commission (Michigan)

"mere speculation"

/5

https://t.co/ekqYEqiIL9
Recently, the @CNIL issued a decision regarding the GDPR compliance of an unknown French adtech company named "Vectaury". It may seem like small fry, but the decision has potential wide-ranging impacts for Google, the IAB framework, and today's adtech. It's thread time! 👇

It's all in French, but if you're up for it you can read:
• Their blog post (lacks the most interesting details):
https://t.co/PHkDcOT1hy
• Their high-level legal decision: https://t.co/hwpiEvjodt
• The full notification: https://t.co/QQB7rfynha

I've read it so you needn't!

Vectaury was collecting geolocation data in order to create profiles (eg. people who often go to this or that type of shop) so as to power ad targeting. They operate through embedded SDKs and ad bidding, making them invisible to users.

The @CNIL notes that profiling based off of geolocation presents particular risks since it reveals people's movements and habits. As risky, the processing requires consent — this will be the heart of their assessment.

Interesting point: they justify the decision in part because of how many people COULD be targeted in this way (rather than how many have — though they note that too). Because it's on a phone, and many have phones, it is considered large-scale processing no matter what.