Can not do evil: by the Google inspired block chain claims


nnnIn this review article, the article discusses the ability of Google’s creed to describe the technology of the block chain and its way of influencing the society. We all know that Google has always had a very famous creed: Do not be evil (Do not be evil), but the application in the block chain system may become: can not be evil (Can not be evil). So in the “can not do evil” mode, the open free Internet is how to achieve how to play a role? Muneeb Ali will give you an answer in this article.n
nnTranslation: Clovern
nMuneeb Ali is the co-founder of Blockstack, a chain-based start-up, designed to bring a new type of Internet for centrality applications.n
nIn this review article, Ali discusses how to use Google’s signature slogan to illustrate the ability of block-chain technology and the way it affects society.n
nIn the Internet, we will trust those “good”.n
nFor us to store data, carrying domain names, providing content services to the company. Companies such as Google, Cloudflare and GoDaddy have the right to close the site or block specific users, but before that they did not fully demonstrate their ability in this area.n
nRecently, however, Cloudflare made a very tough decision to terminate the Nazi website’s account. Before the incident, the company had been neutral for years and was aware of the risk of the decision – but the company decided to terminate its account.n
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nThe focus here is not whether it is a correct decision in the current situation, but rather that no one or the company has the power to make such a decision.n
nCloudflare events are not accidental. DreamHost is also trying to boycott the decision of the Ministry of Justice to demand all of its anti-Tempel site visitors’ IP addresses. Centralized content providers and host organizations have this right, and will be forced to use this information in ways that they do not agree with.n
nGoogle has always had a famous creed: Do not be evil (Do not be evil). But maybe this should be: Can not be evil.n
nAny company on the Internet should not have so much right to fall into the debate that today should make these evil.n
nIn the “no evil” mode, the trust “good” is the digital asset encryption ownership and mathematical security certificate replaced.n
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n”Can not be evil” of the Internetn
nTruly open and free Internet is not just a theoretical concept. Today’s technology has been able to make this a reality.n
nBNS (used by Blockstack), Namecoin, ENS (used by the Ether Square), etc., have been used to center the domain name system. These systems typically use block chains to build a global, DNS-like system in a completely decentralized way; neither company can review a site or force domain name ownership.n
nGaia (used by Blockstack), Swarm (used by the ethertop), IPFS, Storj, etc., to distribute data on many peer nodes and eliminate the reliance on a content service company.n
nSome systems like Gaia re-use existing cloud storage providers and can provide performance comparable to existing services.n
nThe application of cryptography has been around for decades and constitutes the basis for many secure de-centric systems. This technology has aroused a new round of attention, and easier to use a friendly interface to manage the private key and better design software.n
nA new browser, such as Brave (Blockstack), Mist, and other block chains, is already available and supports block chains in a variety of ways. Brave is able to implement a block-based payment method.n
nThe Blockstack browser is connected to a new de-centric Internet.n
nn”The future has come – just not yet popular.” – William Gibson (1993)n
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nReview offensive contentn
nOpen source to the center of the Internet does not mean that users can not review the offensive content. In the new mode, users can run blacklists on their browsers or clients and choose to block offensive content.n
nNo company can enforce its ethical version of the entire Internet, or track users. This is not free to play a role in the way.n
nThe user himself can choose what should or should not be reviewed. This “can not do evil” Internet through code or mathematical algorithms to protect the user’s right, and does not depend on the “good” made by the commitment.n
nAuthor’s note: Austin Hill and Adam Beck used the phrase “no evil” in November 2014.n

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