We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

So if you look at Netflix’s ability to start a subscription business, I think it gives you hope that business models can change, and if people are used to free things, they actually can be persuaded that a paid model makes the world better.

We have to rewrite antitrust law to deal with tech monopolies, says ‘Positive Populism’ author Steve Hilton

We have to rewrite antitrust law to deal with tech monopolies, says ‘Positive Populism’ author Steve Hilton

Yeah, and also the other thing I like doing is having people on who’ve written interesting books, whether they’re from the right or left or no particular political place, just looking at an issue.

My phone is spying on me, so I decided to spy on it

My phone is spying on me, so I decided to spy on it

For about a week I'm going to intercept and record every bit of data sent from my two most personal internet-connected devices: my phone and my laptop. I think lots of requests will be sharing data with big companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft.

Stop Saying Privacy Is Dead – Member Feature Stories – Medium

Stop Saying Privacy Is Dead – Member Feature Stories – Medium

In our own work, we’ve identified and criticized many different and dangerous ways that industry and government are collecting, using, and sharing our personal information, and this is largely due to infrastructure that has been created for the purpose of exploiting our data.

How to Vanish from the Network in 4 Steps

How to Vanish from the Network in 4 Steps

The first part that many people are concerned about is getting their face off the internet; deleting their pictures. There are several firms providing the service to help you delete your digital footprint and go into oblivion.

Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here’s one way it could change that.

Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here’s one way it could change that.

That’s what … I think what most people don’t understand is that it’s super, super simple to use a very easy security and privacy solutions to protect your data.

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This guide will help you setup your own store that you can connect to remotely. 6) So let’s start the openbazaar-go server and run it in the background If you would like help connecting to your OpenBazaar instance click here

Are You Smarter Than Your Jeans? These “Smart” Clothes Have Something To Say About Your Data Privacy

Are You Smarter Than Your Jeans? These “Smart” Clothes Have Something To Say About Your Data Privacy

Now, we’re seeing the technology behind wearables extend into an even bigger arena: “smart” clothes, or clothing products created with sensors woven into the material that gather data and send it to a connected device through Bluetooth.

How Google managed to destroy users' trust in one week · Simple Analytics

How Google managed to destroy users' trust in one week · Simple Analytics

The feature does something incredibly simple: it connects the identity you use in the browser application (to sync bookmarks and tabs for example) with your Google account, used to log into Google’s services like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, etc.

New blockchain based messenger – Uganda Narey – Medium

As I’ve mentioned more and more secure messengers appear these days. And some days ago I’ve seen news about the presentation of a new American messenger called Stealthy . Is it worth using or there are other good messengers to use?

Privacy Is Still Personal

We solved privacy in the natural world with clothing, shelter, manners and laws. All these things need to be as casual and easily understood as clothing and shelter are in the physical world today.

Your Deepest Thoughts in the Open: The Danger of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Your Deepest Thoughts in the Open: The Danger of Brain-Computer Interfaces

But, what will happen when corporations and governments manipulate us to such a level we can’t tell — or even worse think we’re the creators of the thoughts they put into our minds?

Dark Patterns: When Companies Use Design to Manipulate You

Dark Patterns: When Companies Use Design to Manipulate You

This can take all kinds of forms, from MoviePass not canceling people’s accounts to installers putting crapware on your machine by assuming you’ll click “Next” without thinking too much about it.

Track-suits: Tommy Hilfiger's creepy new clothes know how much you wear them

Track-suits: Tommy Hilfiger's creepy new clothes know how much you wear them

Their new line, Tommy Jeans Xplore, will contain smart-chip technology that will track how often customers wear the clothes. Tommy Jeans will offer rewards and experiences, including gig tickets and gift certificates, to people that wear their clothes often enough (presumably some rewards will be even more wear-tracking items).

Advice to Google: Stop invading wireless privacy with location history

Advice to Google: Stop invading wireless privacy with location history

Over the last several years many have been warning about the invasion of privacy that some companies seem to do without notifying users. So, how will Apple protect their iPhone users from this Google invasion of privacy?