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article imageWorried about Internet Trolls? Troll killing software is here

By Tim Sandle     Sep 1, 2018 in Internet
If you have ever experienced the nastiness of an Internet Troll you'll appreciate the functionality behind a new piece of software called Trollteq, which is designed to 'kill' trolls from your social media streams.
Internet trolls have gravitated from a slight annoyance to being time-wasters and, in some unfortunate cases, capable of reaping psychological damage upon the source of their unpleasantness. Trollers are hard to deal with, because they can hid behind several fake accounts. It can be hard to work out if the troll is your next-door neighbor or stemming from a wider network.
To help to address the rise of the troll, the company Authenteq has introduced a novel service termed Trollteq. This provides online services to help exterminate trolls. Authenteq is an Icelandic-based automatic identity verification and privacy platform that issues a blockchain based, self owned and controlled digital identification.
The term "troll" began as a descriptor of a person who begins quarrels or upsets people on the Internet, such as attempting to elicit an emotional response or by posting off-topic messages. In more recent years, "troll" has come to represent repeated online harassment. One definition of a troll, provided by The Courier Mail, is "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families."
To help to address the specter of trolls on the Internet, Autheneq has developed a unique online identity which is based on their Authenteq ID program. The software, as ZDNet reports, allows users to create a verified online identity, such as based on their government identification and biometric facial recognition. This can be created in less than 90 seconds.
Through the use of Trolltec and its propeitary"liveness" detection system, the identification technique means that a person really is present online and not just an automated bot. With this concept, when accessing a website a person would need to verify themselves by making "claims." A claim can be parts of the identity (such as name, age, nationality, and so on). Recorded claims can then be matched against the hashed values and validated.
According to Authenq CTO, Adam Martin: “the original mixture of facial biometrics and our tamper-evident analyses allows 100-percent automatic on-line ID assurance to the extent that on-line products and services want lately. We’re using the tamper-proof advantages equipped via our non-public blockchain ledger the place handiest hashes are saved and we will be able to anchor transaction hashes into any dispensed blockchain ledger."
He adds: "We make the most of the tamper-proof advantages equipped via our non-public blockchain ledger the place handiest hashes are saved and we will be able to anchor transaction hashes into any dispensed blockchain ledger. Any for my part identifiable consumer data is consumer managed and saved, making a actually self-sovereign identification.”
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