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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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23andMe and the Democratization of Health Information | Think Tank | Big Think

23andMe and the Democratization of Health Information | Think Tank | Big Think | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, tells Big Think that people should have access to anything that is fundamentally theirs.
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Facebook is for grandparents: What we need in a next-gen social network

Facebook is for grandparents: What we need in a next-gen social network | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant ...
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"The next social network should be decentralized"

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Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly'

Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly' | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. "Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event...
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Vint Cerf is not stupid, but this is a worrying point of view. It is not because everybody knows everybody in a little town, that this means there is no privacy. 

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Tech Entrepreneurs Agree: It's Time to Regulate the Internet Ecosystem - Techonomy

Tech Entrepreneurs Agree: It's Time to Regulate the Internet Ecosystem - Techonomy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Among optimists and cheerleaders for the transformative power of the Internet, entrepreneurs disagree on its impact but agree on the need for regulation.
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The people’s panopticon

The people’s panopticon | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
ABOUT halfway through Dave Eggers’s bestselling dystopian satire on Silicon Valley, “The Circle”, the reader meets Stewart, a bald, silent, stooped 60-year-old...
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Facebook Reasserts Posts Can Be Used to Advertise

Facebook Reasserts Posts Can Be Used to Advertise | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The company says it made more clear that postings and other personal data can be used in advertising on the site and reiterated that includes information from teenage users.
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Google Takes Its Tracking Into The Real World - Digiday

Google is constantly tracking smartphone users' locations and using that data to see what stores they visit.
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"Google is now telling advertisers it has a way to do just that – and it involves tracking consumers’ smartphone locations all the time, wherever they go, even when they’re not using a Google app."

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Andreas Weigend: Mark Lewis: Why Retailers Should Hand Consumers Their Data - PSFK

Andreas Weigend: Mark Lewis: Why Retailers Should Hand Consumers Their Data - PSFK | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
To paraphrase Andreas Weigend, former Chief Scientist at Amazon and Director of Stanford’s Social Data lab, “(consumers) are beginning to expect more in exchange for their data.” So, in a world where we are increasingly seeing that more messaging...
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Facebook contemplates tracking your mouse cursor

Facebook contemplates tracking your mouse cursor | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Facebook is reported to be contemplating a technology that will allow it to track the cursor movements of its users.
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Facebook is reported to be contemplating a technology that will allow it to track the cursor movements of its users.

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Are We Puppets in a Wired World?

Are We Puppets in a Wired World? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
By now, the presence and reach of the Internet is felt in ways unimaginable twenty-five or ten or even five years ago: in education with “massive open online courses,” in publishing with electronic books, in journalism with the migration from print...
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Social Networks About to Get Creepier

Social Networks About to Get Creepier | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Welcome to the brave new world of creepy social networks. Facebook and Google want your real data. They want to lock you into their social login and social/mobile payment systems. Worst of all, the...
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LinkedIn 'Intro'duces Insecurity - Bishop Fox

LinkedIn 'Intro'duces Insecurity - Bishop Fox | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re [the] customer, you’re not – you’re the product.
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Evgeny Morozov on Why Our Privacy Problem is a Democracy Problem in Disguise | MIT Technology Review

Evgeny Morozov on Why Our Privacy Problem is a Democracy Problem in Disguise | MIT Technology Review | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data.
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Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere

Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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Dogged Determination

Dogged Determination | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Some colleagues and I got into a short discussion about the FIDO alliance last week. That’s the Fast Identity Online Alliance, which was formed in July 2012 with the aim of addressing the lack of inte...
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Dogged Determination by @ericsachs on two factor authentication and FIDO http://blogs.kuppingercole.com/kearns/2013/11/19/dogged-determination/#.UoxsZEvF7WY.twitter

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You Need a Right to Use Your Data

You Need a Right to Use Your Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. On Thursday, Nov.
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Google patent: THROAT TATTOO with lie-detecting mobe microphone built-in

Google patent: THROAT TATTOO with lie-detecting mobe microphone built-in | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
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US intelligence wants to radically advance facial recognition software

National Intelligence agency wants to cull facial IDs from massive amounts of video, images
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Mozilla loses its pro-privacy cred | WE THE DATA

Mozilla loses its pro-privacy cred | WE THE DATA | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Advertisers are stomping all over the fight to limit online tracking




    







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The Personal Secrets Which Should Be Off Limits to Marketers

The Personal Secrets Which Should Be Off Limits to Marketers | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Where should companies draw the line in collecting information about us in their efforts to sell things? For example, should they catalog medical ailments or physical attributes such as obesity? What about religion, race, or sexual orientation?
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"Nothing is taboo"

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The Personal Secrets Which Should Be Off Limits!

Where should companies draw the line in collecting information about us in their efforts to sell things? For example, should they catalog medical ailments or physical attributes such as obesity?

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Tesco's plan to tailor adverts via facial recognition stokes privacy fears

Tesco's plan to tailor adverts via facial recognition stokes privacy fears | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Retailer reportedly set to introduce screens developed by Lord Sugar's Amscreen that will run tailored advertisements
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The Battle for Power on the Internet

The Battle for Power on the Internet | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?
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Breaking Down The Wearables and Internet Of Things Ecosystems | Stained Glass Labs

Over the past few months, The Stained Glass Labs team has scoured the Internet in search of the most innovative companies in the Internet of Things (IOT) and
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Excellent taxonomy of optics, watches and clothing, and how the Personal Data Space blurs with the Interney of Things

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Modern banking now runs on the human capital of trust

Modern banking now runs on the human capital of trust | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Financial institutions considered the value of human capital at the Sibos conference in Dubai last month, writes John C Havens
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Also about the Personal Data Economy

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