By Rafik Singatullin, co-founder, CEO DeNet, who connect computers, and devices into a single network creating a database of hundreds of thousands of devices, accessing unlimited storage and processing.
Internet-privacy for the goods and service market
Digital commerce continues to grow. For example, several individual entrepreneurs already have websites that are able to sell things such as cupcakes, embroidery and anything else they want from the comfort of their own homes. It is vital for any company to have its own website these days. Internet privacy and confidentiality matter a great deal for both the owners and clients of these electronic resources. A confidentiality guarantee is a priority for any client-oriented web site as it influences the sites reputation and on sales.
Internet-privacy means the confidential storage and processing of data uploaded by the client to the web while browsing goods and services on a given website. Specifically: clients first and last names, address, credit card information, data regarding purchased products, filled out online surveys, personal records and passwords.
Why doesn’t any online company (website) guarantee Internet-privacy
Right now every available website is stored in centralized data processes on servers, in other words they all exist within a centralized network. Information in those networks can become available to third parties: the data can be stolen externally or be requested of the from the data centers employees. These risks simply don’t exist in a decentralized network. The main difference between centralized and decentralized networks is in the way they store and process data.
Data center – Is a facility complex with a large number of servers that have a certain level of physical protect and levels of access. However the human factor cannot be ruled out entirely, when it is still a possibility to search through the entire set of data.
In a decentralized system the concept of trust does not even come up. Information is fragmented and distributed to nodes (devices from around the world that will be lent out by their proprietors) – so there is no centralized point of data processing like there is in a centralized network, which means it is impossible to gain access to the personal information of others.
To obtain data files in a decentralized network that are encrypted a multitude of random access points have to be contacted and then these files will have to be decrypted and defragmented, which is impossible to do in a reasonable amount of time. Even the owners of a decentralized network are not able to access such files.
How DeNet intends to bring back Internet privacy
DeNet proposes to protect websites by uploading them to the decentralized network. Currently we have already tested the alpha-version of the MVP (minimum viable product): we uploaded hundreds of static websites to the distributed network and tried to make sure that the websites will appear the same way they would in any central network, in order to do that we corrected the data fragmentation and defragmentation algorithm. Now we able to upload static websites on our server and they display properly, so the websites owner and its users can rest easy knowing that personal information will not be available to third parties.
A self-regulating system
One of the more frequently asked questions: Since information in a decentralized network will be redistributed to different nodes can such a system go out of order if one or several nodes malfunction? Decentralized network have self-regulating qualities. If one or more nodes that information has been stored on goes out of order for any reason than the system creates and adds the needed amount of nodes on its own, and the information in question is then stored on them. All of these process do not affect the function of the website in any way.
International best practices
At present there are only one or two similar projects that allow you to upload websites to a decentralized network, but this service does not necessarily guarantee complete privacy and usually requires an app or an extension, which makes access to content more difficult for the end user. If someone wants to buy a t-shirt from a website loaded up on a decentralized network they will spend a considerable amount of time downloading a special application – this is not always comfortable and may deter a number of potential clients.
DeNet would like to feature an adviser that has been a long supporter of the project. Andrey Bogomolov, PhD.
Research scientist at MIT Media Lab. Co-founder of https://t.co/vlwFAKQMJC and https://t.co/qnjl1TvPlD AI-enabled startups, serial entrepreneur. pic.twitter.com/oLFMce92BX
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