"Imagine if someone were to suggest that all web infrastructure should share the same database. That would rightly be seen as an absurd idea — but that’s what Web3 advocates are essentially suggesting. A blockchain is a distributed append-only database, spread across multiple nodes, but it is still one single database. In the name of decentralisation, Web3 advocates in fact seek to create a new form of centralisation around the blockchain."
"The hackers also used the “pass-the-cookie attack” to compromise YouTube accounts and take control. Google says that although the method has been around for decades, it has recently skyrocketed because of the adoption of multi-factor authentication (MFA)."
"though the novel described the feature in dystopian terms, in contrast to the upbeat tone that Meta, Microsoft, and other tech companies leading this wave have struck"