I guess we’ll eventually feel that privacy technology is over-hyped and stop paying attention to it. But that hasn’t happened yet, so you probably still care that BigID has just raised a $50 million, bringing their total funding to $146 million. BigID helps companies find personal data in their systems and has recently added products to fulfill data access requests under privacy regulations.
Blockchain has already passed the point of overexposure. So the folks at IoTeX are probably clever to couple it with privacy in their announcement of a “blockchain-powered private home camera”. If you’re puzzled how blockchain can power a camera, you’ll be relieved to learn that it doesn’t: IoTeX uses blockchain to validate user identities.
Consumers may already be using more privacy tech than we think. PreciseSecurity found that more than 30% of North Americans used the “dark Web” regularly in 2019. If you’re asking for a friend, the “dark Web” refers to portions of the Internet that are hidden from search engines and can be accessed without leaving a trace (or so we’re told). Reasons for using it include online anonymity, retrieving locally blocked content, and overcoming government censorship.
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