IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain-Based Web Browser

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A new patent application from IBM describes a blockchain-based web browser.Filed on August 6 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, IBM’s patent is for a web browser backed by a peer-to-peer network.The browser collects pre-specified information from web browsing sessions, according to the patent. The information is then transferred to a network of peer-to-peer nodes for collection and storage. Information collection depends on the type of browsing experience chosen. Browsing on a work computer versus a personal browser would demand different settings, for example. Types of potentially storable session information include what websites one visits, bookmarks, task performance, geolocation, plugin installation, and security patches. As the company states, a blockchain-based browser “affords a system for storing browsing information such that privacy is preserved and places privacy in the ‘hands of a user’ rather than a third party.”One potential use-case the document includes, among others, is an attack on…

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