In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal meet up with humanID, a non-profit and open-source project supported by Mozilla and Harvard University.

Looking at their website, this is a great example of privacy by design and PET (privacy-enhancing technology).

Our guests, Bastien Purrer and Namik Muduroglu are working on a solution they claim offers “an anonymous, bot-resistant authentication for safer online communities.”


So people can engage in open, honest debate on topics of their choice, free from the influence of bots or people with multiple accounts.

Driven by the ideals of a free society – one person, one vote – Human ID seeks to put people on equal footing. This also serves to allow people to debate without perhaps impacting their jobs.

Human ID is a start-up, so they are new and staffed entirely by volunteers at this point. Their SSO capability verifies and anonymizes users.

Listen, and then let us know what you think.

This week’s episode can be streamed below.

Evil Bots Begone: Anonymity via SSO