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As people begin to wake up to a series of revelations of illicit user data exploitation by GAFAM, MetaMask announced on Wednesday, November 23, the start of a similar program. Wisely, the crypto community has vetoed this IP address collection project. MetaMask had to return 24 hours later.
on me ConsenSys blogOn November 23 and 24, the crypto community witnessed a huge response by MetaMask in its project to collect confidential data from its users.
In fact :
” Policy updates do not result in more intrusive data collection or processing, and are not made in response to regulatory changes or inquiries. they added.
In MetaMask’s eyes, there is nothing unfortunate about this project as:
- Adding contact details to transactions would comply with the requirements of Article 13 of the GDPR;
- This will show the information that Infura collects as the default RPC providers for MetaMask.
In other words, there was a need to change the language in MetaMask to better communicate the range of user data. Collect computers’ IP addresses and addresses governor It will also make it easier for him.
Crypto enthusiasts roar
If cryptocurrencies are currently facing a rush of users, it is because, blockchain helpThey promise confidentiality and pseudonymous interactions. However, this MetaMask initiative advertises the removal of these benefits for users.
Adam Cochran, partner at Cinneamhain, responded:
” Nothing is more important than consumer privacy, especially when it comes to your financial data – you have the right to remain anonymous. Metamask has provided an excellent free service for a long time, but their decision to log IP addresses and associate them with transactions is unacceptable. »
However, the testimony Hayden Adams, the inventor of Uniswap, proved otherwise. By running some simulations on MetaMask, he concluded that there is no such thing as IP harvesting. The crypto community no longer knows where to go.
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