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This startup is working to bring full anonymity to the internet

Canadian developer Dave Hrycyszyn was recruited to Facebook’s Libra team but left after just one month and later joined the privacy startup Nym

Brandon Jourdan

Dave Hrycyszyn had never used Facebook, until Facebook hired him. “At Facebook, your office login is your Facebook account,” says Hrycyszyn. “I’m probably one of the very few people who ever had to create a Facebook account in order to work at Facebook.”

Hrycyszyn, a Canadian coder expert in computer security, had joined the social media behemoth in February 2019 alongside several other members of the team of Chainspace, the London-based startup he had co-founded

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Trump’s feud with Twitter might change the internet as we know it

Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for. He wants to do away with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a piece of legislation that shields internet companies from liability for user-generated content on their platforms. But while the move is chiefly intended to antagonise Twitter, with which the US president is engulfed in an ongoing flame war, the consequences of tampering with Section 230 would be way more far-reaching.

“Section 230 says that websites aren’t liable for third-party content. And that basic legal principle has provided the legal infrastructure for the modern internet,” says Eric Goldman, a

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