Blockchain as the Medicinal Privacy Band-Aid the Internet’s World Wide Web Desparately Needs
Mozilla recently released an internet health report. Therein, it notes five issues that are critical to the internet’s health, and they are: privacy and security, decentralization, openness, digital inclusion, and web literacy.
As Mark Surman, the Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation also states in the article:
“Over the past year, people around the world have started to realize that widespread, laissez-faire sharing of our personal data, the massive growth and centralization of the tech industry, and the misuse of online ads and social media has added up to a big mess.”
He continues that even though there are issues:
“The good news is that there are signs we are beginning to push the digital world in a better direction – from Europe stepping up efforts to thwart disinformation ahead of the EU elections to tech companies making ads more transparent.
We have not ‘fixed’ the problems, but it does feel like we’ve entered a new, sustained era of debate about what a healthy digital society should look like.”
The aforementioned article then provides for a cure. According to the article, blockchain-based distributed ledgers may be able to solve the issues because they promote decentralization.