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A Critical Look at Decentralized Personal Data Architectures by Arvind Narayanan, Vincent Toubiana,…

A Critical Look at Decentralized Personal Data Architectures
by Arvind Narayanan, Vincent Toubiana, Solon Barocas, Helen Nissenbaum, Dan Boneh
http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.4503

Developers, regulators, and consumer advocates have looked to alternative decentralized architectures as the natural response to threats posed by these centralized services. The result has been a great variety of solutions (...) [such as] distributed social networks. And yet, for all these efforts, decentralized personal data architectures have seen little adoption.
This position paper attempts to account for these failures, challenging the accepted wisdom in the web community on the feasibility and desirability of these approaches.

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