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End-to-End Encrypted Messaging Protocols: An Overview
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This paper aims at giving an overview of the different core protocols used for decentralized chat and email-oriented services. Expand
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The Paradoxes of Distributed Trust: Peer-to-Peer Architecture and User Confidence in Bitcoin
The decentralized electronic currency system Bitcoin gives the possibility to execute transactions via direct communication between users, without the need to resort to third parties entrusted withExpand
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Decentralised internet governance: the case of a ‘peer-to-peer cloud’
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This paper sheds light on how changes in the architectural design of networked services affect the circulation, storage and privacy of data, as well as the rights and responsibilities exerted by different actors on them. Expand
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Alternative Technologies as Alternative Institutions: The Case of the Domain Name System
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An alternative domain name registry is envisaged, a decentralized, peer-to-peer (P2P) system in which volunteer users would each run a portion of the Domain Name System (DNS) on their own computers, so that any domain that would be made temporarily inaccessible, because of seizures or blockings, may still be accessible on the alternative registry. Expand
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Privacy as invisibility: pervasive surveillance and the privatization of peer-to-peer systems
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Dangerous Liaisons? Governments, companies and Internet governance
Private actors in the information technology sector are currently playing an increasingly important role in content mediation, as well as in regulation of online forms of expression, withExpand
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WSIS+10: the self-praising feast of multi-stakeholderism in internet governance
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), two United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and the establishment of a 21st century 'information society', took placeExpand
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Communication and internet policy: a critical rights-based history and future
This special issue of Internet Policy Review brings together a hand-picked selection of articles presented in the Communication Policy and Technology (CPT) section at the annual conference of theExpand
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Giants, Dwarfs and Decentralized Alternatives to Internet-Based Services: An Issue of Internet Governance?
This paper discusses some of the results of a five-year-long (and on-going) investigation of alternative approaches to the design of Internet services, based on decentralized network architectures.Expand
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Can Johnny build a protocol? Co-ordinating developer and user intentions for privacy-enhanced secure messaging protocols
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As secure messaging protocols face increasingly widespread deployment, differences between what developers “believe” about user needs and the actual needs of real-existing users could have an impact on the design of future technologies. Expand
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