urn:uuid:192b4d01-a206-5e45-bc89-9f77b8a6aa8d Topic: Distributed web – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-01-24T17:31:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:65e3ad7c-5c04-43e1-9dd7-b2785f28c7a2 2022-01-24T17:31:00Z 2022-01-24T17:31:00Z How a Hypercore P2P innovation could bring more privacy to IPFS IPFS want’s to replace HTTPS as the web’s content delivery protocol. However, it can’t do that without improving on user privacy. Hypercore has the solution. <p>The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), like many other peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks, has a privacy problem. IPFS clients constantly broadcast what they want to download and what is available for upload. Anyone that can observe your network traffic, like an internet service provider (ISP) or other snoops, can see what you’re sharing.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/dht-privacy-discovery-hash.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:822dfeea-a002-41f5-8269-4151c246f762 2020-12-30T00:39:00Z 2021-01-15T03:17:00Z Brave adds support for IPFS distributed P2P websites The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server. <p>The Brave browser recently added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol in its beta release channel (desktop only). IPFS is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol that can be used in web browsers to visit websites that are hosted by the website’s visitors instead of a central web server. This is called the distributed web. For the last two decades, the open web has been on a steady course into the hands of a few behemoth multinational companies. The distributed web is a tool that can wrangle back control from the few and hand it back to the many.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ipfs.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3a48628a-acaa-4b73-9da7-aba83fee4c1f 2020-09-23T20:21:00Z 2020-09-23T20:21:00Z What happened to BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom web browser? In 2015, BitTorrent Inc introduced a P2P-revolution for website distribution. But it got side-tracked by investors ogling the “content” business along the way. <p>In April 2015, BitTorrent Inc. announced the public beta of Project Maelstrom; its new experimental peer-to-peer web browser. The browser reimagined the web using the company’s name sake file-sharing protocol. Websites would be distributed equally by its visitors instead of being hosted by an expensive central web server. The company published a beta and some blog posts, but then never mentioned Project Maelstrom again. What happened to it?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/bittorrent-maelstrom.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ec2b7712-2378-4c45-93fd-f767f0f85e57 2019-11-25T13:30:00Z 2019-11-25T13:30:00Z Opera Unite tried decentralizing the web ten years ago A decade ago, the Opera web browser shipped a virtual fridge and a built-in web server right inside its web browser. Why did it fail to decentralize the web? <p>Ten years ago this week, Opera 10.10 shipped with a web server built-in into the web browser. The Unite server came with webapps like Web Server, Photo and File Sharing, and a Fridge. Yes, I will get back to that last one later.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/opera-unite.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:72daec8b-1f71-4347-8c5b-b669f5922ddc 2019-04-08T10:21:00Z 2019-05-20T16:04:00Z Copyright and the distributed peer-to-peer web An investigation into the legal-side and international copyright law when publishing on distributed peer-to-peer internet alternatives. <p>The distributed web overturns many of the assumptions of the traditional centralized web especially when it comes to how everything is distributed. Copyright laws protect a creator’s exclusive rights to distribute their creative works. So, how does all of this work when you as a creator publish something on a distributed website? And how does it work for the end users?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/copyright-p2p-dweb.html">Read more …</a></p>