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General (non-Linux) => General Discussion => Topic started by: Jason Wallwork on August 19, 2020, 04:15:29 pm

Title: A Plan to Resign the Internet could make apps that no one controls (article)
Post by: Jason Wallwork on August 19, 2020, 04:15:29 pm
Technology Review has an interesting article (https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/07/01/1004725/redesign-internet-apps-no-one-controls-data-privacy-innovation-cloud/) about work on making an internet that isn't based on servers that commercial companies control but is instead truly de-centralized like the inventors of the Internet intended. The article is from July 2, 2020 and talks about the concept:

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Dfinity is building what it calls the internet computer, a decentralized technology spread across a network of independent data centers that allows software to run anywhere on the internet rather than in server farms that are increasingly controlled by large firms, such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud. This week Dfinity is releasing its software to third-party developers, who it hopes will start making the internet computer’s killer apps. It is planning a public release later this year.