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Human-centered design at Least Authority

Human-centered design is one of the key approaches Least Authority adopts alongside security- and privacy-by-design. Our human-centered design process involves building an understanding of user needs and experiences, while using those learnings to shape design and development goals and iterations. The case studies below provide examples of this approach. The

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Dark Crystal social backup using Magic Wormhole

The following document is an extract from Magic Crystal, which describes how to leverage social secret sharing with Dark Crystal using Magic Wormhole for identity-less transport without using any Public Key Infrastructure. The document also includes a protocol design for developers wanting to integrate this feature into their application. It

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Privy to and the Privacy Bill of Rights

Privy To is a series of immersive installations and XR projects first conceived in 2019 and created by Michelle Leddon, with the help of producers Julia Scott-Stevenson and co-sponsored by Least Authority. It was an official selection at the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2021.  In a recent Medium piece titled

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Manifest V2 to V3: Challenges and Security Considerations.

We want to alert the community that Manifest V2 extensions that are not already available in the Chrome Web Store will have to be reimplemented in the Manifest V3 extension platform in order to be published.  As of January 2022, the Chrome Web Store stopped accepting new Manifest V2 extensions

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2021 in Review: How We Contributed to Web3

2021 seems to be the year that we all accepted the term “Web3” as the way to refer to the collective movements of decentralizing infrastructure and empowering users to be in control. It means the next generation of the Internet and beyond, which includes the  tokenization of things for digital

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Celebrating a Milestone: Least Authority’s 100th Security Audit

The Least Authority team reached a notable milestone this month, completing our 100th security audit with the publication of the Clorio Wallet + Mina Ledger JS audit report, funded by the Mina Foundation.   Security audits are a key component of Least Authority’s security consulting services. They represent a significant part

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