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Philosophy

Think Globally, Act Locally

Christmas is a time for reflection, certainly in 2020. What is the World doing, what is our role in it, and can we improve in the next year?

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architecture

Access 2: Shaped like a Matrix

There are two ways of looking at Access Control. One is easy, with a direct relation to the resources being managed. The other is advanced, but like putty in the hands of administrators; moreover, it is highly efficient. Efficiency matters; it allows us to enforce access control everywhere, with no experienced discomfort. We derive the efficient model from the one that is easy to use.

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architecture

Access 1: Dialing into Access Control

Our work on Identity is ultimately for controlling access to online services. We now introduce our thoughts on Access Control. The whole story is complex, but an analogy to the phone system can help to explain it.

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architecture

Identity 16: Support Levels for Realm Crossover

The essential game of Realm Crossover is one of juggling realms as part of identities. This brings us a number of "support levels" that we could describe. This forms an interesting perspective on the growing path of the InternetWide Architecture.

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Cryptography

Quantum Proofing your VPN

The predictable future arrival of Quantum Computers is problematic at the present time, and especially encryption protocols need attention. How can you use your VPN in a Quantum Proof manner?

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