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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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Out of the compliance ghetto - into the fire?

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Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier | SecurityWeek.Com

Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier | SecurityWeek.Com | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
“Surveillance is the business model of the Internet,” Schneier told attendees. “We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services.” Corporations call it marketing.
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Data Dealer: Privacy? Screw that. Turn the tables! - YouTube

Data Dealer, the bitingly clever game about surveillance, personal data & privacy. Check it out: http://datadealer.com | http://facebook.com/datadealer YOUR ...
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Core Concepts in Identity

One of the reasons that digital identity can be such a challenging topic to address is that we all swim in the sea of identity every day.  We don't think about what is really going in the transacti...
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The "Cuban Twitter" Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket - The Intercept

The "Cuban Twitter" Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket - The Intercept | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The sham "Cuban Twitter" program, along with top secret NSA documents, show how western governments exploit the Internet to manipulate political discourse.

Via Pierre Levy
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Way beyond the Cuban Twitter story. Even "Royal Concierge" service trying to influence your hotel choice. Getting worse every day..

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How Your Friends Destroy Your Online Privacy - The Experts - WSJ

How Your Friends Destroy Your Online Privacy - The Experts - WSJ | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
What I think might surprise the average person is the notion that your friends are likely giving up your own personal data right behind your back.
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These are the cutest surveillance cameras that will ever spy on you

These are the cutest surveillance cameras that will ever spy on you | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Surveillance cameras often look sinister as they invade your privacy, but the Italian design firm Parsons created the Animals series to lighten the mood by turning them into cute creatures. The...
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Why Apple Is Losing The War For Online Identity

Why Apple Is Losing The War For Online Identity | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Apple could be an indomitable force in identity, but Gigya CEO Patrick Salyer believes Apple's stubborn ideology is preventing the company from...
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More people are battling to regain their online privacy.

More people are battling to regain their online privacy. | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
More people are turning to tech tools that protect them from prying eyes on the Internet.
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see sentence at the end "all of these privacy products come with trade-offs"

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Maciej Cegłowski, Pinboard - XOXO Festival (2013) - YouTube

Startups are usually devoid of personality on Twitter, but Pinboard is a bookmarking site with attitude—skewering well-funded competitors and Silicon Valley ...
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Inspiring talk. Funny as well. If you don't have time for the full 19 min, wind fwd to min15 where he has some great reflections on surveillance etc

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Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out | TechCrunch

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out | TechCrunch | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay Our Comrade The Electron, an astonishing history of the amazing..
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Title reads Bitcoin, but really about the coming world of distributed computing. Recommended reading.

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Why We Hate Google Glass — And All New Tech | TechCrunch

Why We Hate Google Glass — And All New Tech | TechCrunch | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
I have a theory. When it comes to new technology, there are a bunch of early adopters who start using it and everyone else sees the very worst in the..
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On your permanent record

On your permanent record | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Anonymity, pseudonymity, ephemerality & bears omfg!
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Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Our robot overlords are already here. We’re just anthropomorphizing our technology in more subtle ways than we’d imagined in the past.
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Fantastic reflecting post by John Havens

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Google Partnering With Data Brokers Acxiom And Others To Follow You Around While You Shop On a Test Project-Data Selling Data Businesses Benefit And Tech Companies Operate Off Shore Tax Havens-Do G...

Google Partnering With Data Brokers Acxiom And Others To Follow You Around While You Shop On a Test Project-Data Selling Data Businesses Benefit And Tech Companies Operate Off Shore Tax Havens-Do G... | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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Its getting completely out of control

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Big Data, Democracy and the Future of the Internet

Big Data, Democracy and the Future of the Internet | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Big data may be the buzzword of the past two years, but much like BitCoin and Google Glass, it isn’t going away -- even if you don’t completely understand it.…
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Quote from Nova Spivack: “The ultimate question is what level of privacy should anyone expect or be entitled to in the digital era? It's not technically possible to guarantee total privacy anymore,” says Nova Spivack, CEO of Bottlenose. “Even the NSA can't protect it's data, let alone regular mortals like you and me. The solution is a new approach to big data that recognizes that in the digital era we need to strike a balance between data collection and privacy.”

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Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni: The Next Web: Are we Talking About "me" yet?

Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni: The Next Web: Are we Talking About "me" yet? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
I was wrong, Web 3.0 or the semantic Web is not heralding a new era of people-centric conversation -- in some cases almost the opposite. People are almost used as pawn in a click, share, and spread game. So much thought is put into the activation part and so little, still, in the building value part. Hence why the constant migration from one set of social technologies to another. Where we are vs where I thought we would be The view from 2007 was that Artificial Intelligence Agents would be Conversation Agents. While technically there is such nomenclature, there are at least two key ingredient missing from the equation: culture and the ability to infer. What I said (re-formatted for easier reading/scanning): Consider what is at the root of all this -- language, markup language to be exact. The new generation of browsers will be smart clients, working online and offline to facilitate the connections of your AI agent with someone else's AI agent. Today, people like me do it. Information and connection brokers who know a lot of people and have an uncanny ability to match them for business opportunities. Some implications (in no particular order): 1. Dealing with data We spend a lot of time filling out forms when joining networks, finding information about others we'd like to connect with, and keeping all those networks up to date. This is time consuming and inefficient; your data is as good as its maintenance. At corporate level, this means leasing...
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You Don't Own Your Data

You Don't Own Your Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it

Many of us have a protective instinct when it comes to our data. After all, it's ours. Why should someone else profit from it?


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Smaller and simpler lens-free cameras could have cameras smaller than a pencil point that cost pennies each

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“Our aim is to add eyes to any digital device, no matter how small,”

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No Personal Data Is Safe From This Drone's Stalking Capabilities - PSFK

No Personal Data Is Safe From This Drone's Stalking Capabilities - PSFK | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Snoopy shows how weak our mobile security systems really are.
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Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything

Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This piece originally ran at TomDispatch.com.
Estimates vary, but by 2020 there could be over 30 billion devices connected to the Internet. Once dumb, they will have smartened up thanks to sensors and other technologies embedded in them and, thanks to your machines, your life w...
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Excellent article, good summary of how much surveillance is already in place. Recommended readind

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If-our-data-is-currency-who-is-the-bank

If-our-data-is-currency-who-is-the-bank | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
If our data is currency, who's the bank? It's a question that every brand and retailer should be giving serious thought to. Those who don't may soon find themselves on the outside looking in at a data-centric economy that has moved on without them
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Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be

Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.
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The Price of Haggling for Your Personal Data

The Price of Haggling for Your Personal Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
There’s a joke attributed to Winston Churchill in which he allegedly asked a young socialite: Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for 5 million pounds? Socialite: My goodness … well, I suppose. Churchill: Would you sleep with me for 5 pounds? Socialite: What type of woman do you think...
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"Put simply, we’re cybersluts. While the valuation of the data representing our identities has never been higher, we share it with virtually anyone at any price."

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The era of Facebook is an anomaly

The era of Facebook is an anomaly | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.

These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but...
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Kurt Laitner's curator insight, March 18, 6:57 AM

Db on the utility of multiple personas, the practical mapping of personas to services (in my mind because those services do not provide multiple personas as a core feature - based on advertisement models they want to have a single bio person identity to aggregate against as that is the buying agent) - further commentary on the social norms baked into technology and the value of forgetful systems