The Pepo App is the new social media platform built on blockchain where the crypto community can upload quick videos and connect with the space.
The Pepo Difference!
Unlike similar apps, when the community likes your video on Pepo, you earn money. This money comes in the form of Pepo coins. You can then convert these coins into Unicorn stable coins and purchase items from the Pepo.com store.
When you first download the Pepo app, you will need an invitation code.
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Pepo is still in its early stages but there is more to come, check out Pepo today!
Pepo App Review – The blockchain alternative to TikTok & Snapchat
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In this quick review episode, we look at the Pepo App. The new blockchain-based social media app that when someone likes a clip you upload, you earn Pepo coins that can then purchase Unicorn stable coins that can be then used to purchase items from the Pepo.com store. If you would like to try Pepo for yourself, use my invite code: GHPCF1
In this clip, I speak with Michelle Ray, @ragnarsmate as we discuss leaving social media platforms like Facebook & Twitter for decentralized options like Minds.com, DTube and BitChute. We also discuss how Twitter support has refused to help Michelle after being a victim of Sim Jacking.
In a previous article, In Defense of Privacy, I wrote that we should not fetishize privacy, we should demand privacy. While I stand by that, we run into the issue that most of our privacy is degraded and put at risk because we willingly and nonchalantly provide our data.
I’m as guilty of this as anyone else so what can we do? Is it possible to get our data back? The short answer…no. In an interview with Bloomberg in September 2018, Brittany Kaiser formerly of Cambridge Analytica put it simply, no.
“If you were on Facebook before April 2015, you’re never getting your privacy back. That data has been copied and proliferated around the world so many times without any due deligience, any tracking or traceability on a technology level that there is no way that there is no way you will be able to erase all of that data, you’re not going to get it back”.
So what do we do? Similarly to debt, the best way to start to get out of debt is to limit and if possible stop spending. With data, we can limit the amount of data we provide moving forward and in terms of social media, limit the number of people we “friend.”
There is also the issue of our data being hacked/stolen from organizations that we should be able to trust with that data, i.e., government, banks, and hospitals. Where what happened with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica could be seen as a case of TOS (Terms of Service) manipulation. There is an expectation that the data shared with banks, hospitals, credit card companies, and the like are protected at the highest level possible.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Almost daily, we see reports of data breaches that target companies storing user data instead of individual users and instances of companies leaving the data unprotected or unencrypted or selling that data for profit.
And yes, the issue of data protection and privacy are a major concern in the Cryptocurrency space, especially with increasing government demand for KYC (Know Your Customer) policies.
But what can be done? We must demand our elected officials step up and do more to protect user data. It is also essential that companies be held accountable for data breaches and data theft by internal employees.
For our part, some actions we can take:
Use companies, apps, and programs that use clear terms of service with opt-out options for data sharing and that provide confirmation in writing our data destroyed when requested.
Unless required for the situation at hand, do not provide private information such as social security number, address, birthday, or family information.
Utilize programs like Google Voice to get a phone number that you can give out that is not your actual phone number.
These are only a small sample of the tools we can use to protect our data moving forward. It will require some forethought on our part, and unfortunately, that is what we have to do.
We are raised to be honest, and when someone asks a question, we should give an honest answer. But that honesty and openness are used against us by corporations who have no such sense of openness or transparency, so why should we give them the same consideration?
In 2019, Data is more valuable than oil, and we need to guard our claim.