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On Trust and Transparency

As this partner content on Wired suggests, trust and transparency are more important than they've ever been when it comes to one's relationship with technology. This comes as no surprise amid Facebook hacks, social media misinformation campaigns, and data security issues, even in the world of credit reporting. Some folks are even questioning whether smart devices… Continue reading On Trust and Transparency

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Honeypotting and Developer Verification

Fraud through digital honeypotting isn't new; it's among the slew of weapons hackers and other bad-faith actors on the web have at their disposal. When it's already so pervasive in our own world, would it not be even more horrifying in a universe where people have access to the internet directly through their minds? The… Continue reading Honeypotting and Developer Verification

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Hacking and Hacktivism: Speculative Applications

In last week's post, we covered hacktivism in the real world and got to better know the most formidable group of hacktivists in the EMPATHY series universe: the Merry Hacksters. The primary difference between, say, the Merry Hacksters and a real-life group like Anonymous is that the former exists in a speculative world rife with new possibilities… Continue reading Hacking and Hacktivism: Speculative Applications