We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.
We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.
On Friday, August 1, 2014, Adam Ierymenko <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:I just started a personal blog, and my first post includes some thoughts I've wanted to get down for a while:
Adam, your blog post interested me a lot. Best of luck with your efforts. One quibbly question:>efficiency, security, decentralization, pick two.
Assuming certain sorts of threats, decentralization contributes a lot to security. In those circumstances, your trichotomy devolves to a dichotomy, "efficiency or security, pick one."
Fortunately, your actual approach, the peer-(super) peer-peer idea, finesses the problem nicely. Instead of "I am Spartacus," "I am the blind idiot god." Still, might attackers find a vulnerability there? In order to assure the efficiency you desire, someone must provide some resources intended to act as the superpeer or superpeers. Attacker censors those nodes, network efficiency falls below the tolerable threshold, bad guys win. How do you plan to defend against this attack?