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Familiar with your project, like the general idea. Goes a long way towards me forgiving you for how much extra work js has dropped in my shop queue over the years brennan(lol). Have some skepticism about how Brave can fight the tide in maintaining privacy by design going forward, when there is just too many ways to side leak via the OS, third party, broadband carrier aggregation, etc. We know broadband carriers have been sniping search criteria at the DNS level. we have plenty of evidence that there is a whole sordid ecosystem of front end websites that have been running backend fingerprint + ID associate any machine with a extraordinary level of rapid specificity....All of which is being aggregated and traded invisibly between data brokers I'm growing pretty iffy on TOR's longer term chances as well. We see the ability of LEA/IC's to attribute ID's by node entry/exit via probability/statistical aggregation stacking halving in time and number of required entry/exits every year since 2015. The data a person generates has become more valuable than the person themselves are, while many corporate ecosystems have swung towards personal data as it's own marketable asset for some time now...especially in the USA, and emergent markets in South America, africa, india, and others.

...Yet all that's chickenfeed with the LEA 'going dark' pretexts to drive legislative action towards backdooring everything, just ringing the dinner bell to malicious or criminal GO/NGO actors/groups, as Bruce Schreiner has warned everyone who'd listen for just dogs years now. The governments across the world, East. West. North. South. have all basically implied that they all feel the need to spy on everyone...ESPECIALLY their own citizens outweighs any collective need for security, no matter how badly we're taking it in the keister by criminal elements worldwide. Not to mention all the fallout that'll come down as nationalized firewalls/localized data become the status quo. Breaking the open internet into a dozen or more regionally aligned walled gardens going up over the next decade.

...But even THAT pales before the problem we've had since the beginning. The primary security flaws remain in the chairs , not in the machines. We simply cannot protect users from saying "yes" to iffy crap, or sprinting to the end of every EULA/TOS that agrees to questionable AF third party piggybacking so they can play some 'free' farmville-esque game, or put some donkey ears on a selfie or whatever. They hurry through to sign their rights away gleefully:-/

It's literally going to take some radical departures from past practices, some next level out of the box thinking, and more just to tread water. I know it's a lot to unpack, but that's just the world we all have to live in now. All the front end superficial simplicity masks the enormous backend complexity that keeps all the plates spinning...For now. I would love to hear your thoughts on all this.

So, I gotta ask.

Do you think y'all are up to snuff for resisting that level of gravity pull as we move forward?

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So, if i'm reading you properly, you're doing a old timey radio show port into podcast of Black Mirror, itself an homage to Outer limits(original and 90's reboot). That could get away from you in a hurry. A lot of futurist speculation is fantasy projection. Often it tells you far more about the source than the subject. VERY often. Dreamers who fictionalize things they actually poorly understand. Even some popular scientists I could name have been going round the futurist bend getting lost in their own reflection in the mirror of celebrity, and losing touch with their credibility. How do you plan on vetting the science/research, and riding herd on that urge to run wildly into neverland?