Eric Klinker, CEO of BitTorrent, writes:
…. Privacy won’t be solved in court. But it can be solved with code. The Internet platforms that you rely on do not need to store your data. If search, syncing, and social media platforms used distributed technologies, privacy would be hardcoded.
Distributed protocols work the way the Internet was designed to work. Each user of the service acts as a server and source for information exchanged. Applications based on these technologies don’t centralize user data. That means your information can’t be easily watched, hacked, or sold.
This isn’t some far-off vision of the future. Distributed technologies have been around for over a decade; used by companies like Twitter and Spotify to increase data exchange speeds and network efficiency. We can apply these same protocols to the issue of privacy.
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