The Dangers of Backdoors in ERC20 Smart Contracts: A closer look at the SAND token contract
Smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain have revolutionized the way we think about decentralized applications, but with this innovation comes a new set of security concerns. One vulnerability that has been identified in smart contracts is the presence of “backdoors.” A backdoor is a hidden provision in the contract code that allows certain individuals to bypass security restrictions and perform actions that would not be allowed for regular users. An example of a backdoor in a smart contract is the use of “super operators.read more
The impact of social media algorithms on democracy and political polarization
Social media has become an integral part of modern society, connecting people from all over the world and allowing them to share information and ideas with one another. However, the algorithms that govern the way that content is presented on these platforms have come under scrutiny in recent years, with many experts arguing that they have a significant impact on democracy and political polarization. On the surface, social media algorithms seem to be designed to make our online experience more personalized and efficient.read more
The Hidden Powers Behind Reddit: Who Really Controls the Platform?
Reddit is one of the largest and most influential online communities in the world, with over 330 million monthly active users. The platform has a wide range of discussions and topics, from serious news and political discussions to memes and entertainment. However, behind the scenes, the question of who controls the platform remains a mystery to many. The truth is, the answer to that question is not straightforward, as there are several different parties that have a say in how the platform is run and what it looks like.read more