Showing posts from 2016

So Facebook - What do you need to do to violate your Community Standards? Obviously committing fraud is not one of them!

    Dear Mr Zuckerberg,   If someone on your platform using your profile picture, your name, your data adding your friends but is not you – why is not a violation of your standards?   My profile   The Fake one  without a link ….   One of many people who have fake profile   Tony

Should smart cities be built on roundabouts?

My central philosophy for a smart city is to focus on vibrancy over occupancy by creating problems that encourage citizens to build their own solutions.   Original     Roundabouts are amazing as they broadly have only one rule: give way to the right (for those of us who drive on the left). The rule is enhanced with best practices such as slow down on the approach, remain vigilant and aware, look twice, think bike and don’t block.   Traffic lights are awesome as they can learn and improve on the fly. There are many rules for delivering the light sequence delays as data from many other sensors affect and effect what is happening in real time to the traffic. Analysis, algorithms and new data can be all active in your frustration as to why the lights remain red when the road is clear – someone else knows better.   When considering these two incredible traffic control mechanisms you could apply the learning to risk, management, innovation, government, our own personal attitude, smart city

Apple vs the World (v3)

  There appears to be more column inches and passionate views on Apple as our protector than Britexit or not Britexit.  In fact I can find more facts supporting both sides of Apple vs the FBI than I can for either "Stay or Go" in the EU exit race!   This is my third viewpoint (rant) as more transpires and new ideas are presented.  I sense that the passion and division on this topic is not personal view on privacy or encryption as there is an undercurrent ( I believe) that this story is about marketing, economics and negotiation. #atlast.   Sense check: Do we all agree that we should educate our kids, have a great healthcare system, delivery peace over war, leave the earth better than we found it - probably yes.  Do we all differ on how we should implement these ideals - absolutely!  Everyone wants privacy and encryption, trackable terrorists and stopping criminals but we differ on how to implement it.  #experience   Since Apple vs the world and the implications of unlocking i

Apple Vs Global Responsibility

  Image source   In response to Tim's letter.......   It is evident to me that the spirit of Steve Jobs is still running Apple.   "I (Steve) know better what you want than you do yourself: so trust me."  Now in terms of design I could not agree more.  In terms of UI and UX; it is very personal and for me I prefer Android and Windows for flexibility and ability to get below the skin and pick my own accessories but that does not really matter as I can run Ubuntu on a PiZero with Tor.  Now in terms of privacy, which is the current story: Apples' trust me I know better is a corporate arrogance that does not wash at all. #youdontknowbetter   Apple does not own me or my data.  Apple must take its responsibility in law to do it best to protect me but that does not mean keep my personal data safe at the