Online Dating Romance Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Online dating can be a great way to find your life partner — or even find your next fling!  But a recent report by the FTC suggests that it’s also a great place for scammers to find their victims.  According to the recent report, romance scams reached a record high in 2021, with reported losses […]

Protect the Kids on Instagram: A Case for Verified Identity

When Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012, they were already seeing the writing on the wall.  The billion-dollar start-up was a hit with teen users and Facebook was seeing a decline in their userbase among the same age group.  Instagram’s buzzy photo and video sharing features were quickly becoming the equivalent of the high school quad: […]

Why Peer to Peer Verified Identity Matters

What is peer-to-peer verified identity and why does it matter? Let’s start by defining what verified identity means and then review why it’s important in the peer-to-peer Internet. What is Verified Identity? Verified identity is what results from “identity proofing,” the process of verifying a user’s identity — confirming that they are who they say […]