When does a privacy enhancement become a privacy distribution mechanism? OPS was a distributed content tagging system with the idea that various organizations would rate web content, and browsers would subscribe to the user’s desired system. I wrote this article about it in 1997, but it’s become relevant again as we discuss how to do distributed content-moderation on federated systems like Mastodon. Bluesky has proposed a similar system as well. What’s interesting is that the threat and privacy models have changed considerably since then.
In August 2022 a Metaverse Integrity Summit was held to 1) understand the current state of integrity tooling, 2) identify gaps in product and processes, and 3) set goals to close those gaps. The goals span three pillars: scaled, specialized, and measurement.