KICTANet Digest, Vol 177, Issue 12

Sarit Centre you say. Wonder if the young fella on brand is also being
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?

Adrian Teri

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> 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.