Category: Surveillance

‘Digital Mercenaries’: Why Blockchain Analytics Firms Have Privacy Advocates Worried

‘Digital Mercenaries’: Why Blockchain Analytics Firms Have Privacy Advocates Worried

The Takeaway: Privacy advocates argue blockchain analysis is essentially blockchain surveillance and, by contracting with governments, firms offering analytics are laying the groundwork for additional forms of mass surveillance. Western tech firms aided dictators during the “Arab Spring” demonstrations and helped shut down the internet during protests in Belarus, leading to concerns blockchain surveillance may […]

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