There’s an interesting article from The Atlantic about a patent that Apple acquired earlier this year.

As with all things in patents, the devil is buried very deep in the details. The idea of the patent is pretty interesting. The best way to protect your identity is to have many. The best place to conceal a fake identity is between two truths.

The ideas is:

  • Create multiple fake identities
  • Read components from your real identity
  • Meld the fake identities with your real identity
  • Fake those identities, and make them do activity, across a network

This is novel, especially at the dawn of the mass-bot and recommendation engine era. It might really confuse systems and cause overall degradation of content.

It’s a very interesting idea.


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