compensated on those same tokens…
Meanwhile, the rest of the world is going through a cryptocurrency
*extinction*. You read that right. Not a *”Winter”* but an *extinction*!
Are #Kenyans the IE of internet browsers?
———- Forwarded message ———-
> From: Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva@transworldafrica.com>
> To: KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:23:48 +0300
> Subject: [kictanet] World coin collecting biometrics of Kenyans
> Have you heard of World Coin? What is the value of your iris scan? World
> Coin scans the iris of the public in exchange of the WorldCoin
> cryptocurrency. I came across them at Sarit Center today. Is this legal?
> Has Kenyan government and Office of the Data Protection Commissioner given
> then the go ahead to mass scan the biometrics of Kenyans?
> According to the project’s team, around 30 orbs that can scan people’s
> eyes and create a unique identifier are located all across the world.
> Worldcoin orbs can be found in France, Sudan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Chile.
> Worldcoin’s orbs are maintained by “Orb Operators” who get rewarded for
> soliciting potential Worldcoin participants. Depending on when the person
> got in on the project, token recipients can get between $10 and $200 worth
> of the digital asset worldcoin (WC).
> The popular whistleblower Edward Snowden scorned Sam Altman’s Worldcoin
> intro tweet as well. “This looks like it produces a global (hash) database
> of people’s iris scans (for ‘fairness’), and waves away the implications by
> saying ‘we deleted the scans,’” Snowden said. “Yeah, but you save the
> *hashes* produced by the scans. Hashes that match *future* scans. Don’t
> catalogue eyeballs,” Snowden added.