Canopy Offers Privacy-Preserving News Reader

On the bright side, a developer named Canopy has released a privacy-safe news reader named Tonic. The system offers a personalized experience without letting interaction and behavioral data leave the user’s devices. The trick is “differential privacy”, which means sharing interest profiles that apply to groups rather than specific individuals. Whatever the merits of Canopy’s approach, the story here is that companies are trying to solve the problem.