Showing posts from May, 2019

How and when is liking something informed consent ?

I am just unaware of how consent has become either of these two options?   Which director at either of these businesses has (any) viability of what their companies have done.  I have explored here why optin/ optout needs to come back to the board and these both show great reasons why? How is liking something informed consent ? @sportaustralia How is no option - apart from agree - consent ? @ITV and when I follow the links what do I get - a right old mess.  Change the settings that then gets ignored when I come back to agree, I get the default everything and far far more than you get a better experience - surveillance and tracking goodies. If this not mis-leading I have no idea what qualifies for mis-leading. 

What is the relationship between privacy and transparency?

Privacy means something unique to everyone and it depends on who you ask, how you ask and in what contest. However, privacy by law gives you the right to be let alone. It should enable you to have a space and freedom away from interference and intrusion. Other more subtle privacy ideas include: Information privacy is the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used. Personal privacy taking the general right of everyone but making it better for you than others State privacy. Part of the thinking that legislation such as the "Official Secrets Act" is set up to protect the state above the individual Group Privacy: protecting individuals rights at scale, when considering analysis and re-identification. …….There are lots more Transparency – according to Wiki ….. as used in science , engineering , business , the humanities and in other social contexts, is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are

Finally, a Single Unified Theory of Privacy

Image source:  linking quantum and relativity We love the idea of a single unified theory of everything. One eloquent and beautiful equation which describes everything. It can unfold and from it, all that is, can and will be explained.  It would provide a rationale to the unexplained and a purpose for the unreasonable. Such an equation would have logic, it can be translated into an algorithm, which we can code and run. From this exiliar we can solve all questions of humanity and our future will be predictable. It raises lots of questions. If we found the equation surely we would dissolve the need for a soul, our belief would be worthless, hope would be irrelevant, faith pointless and luck would be a calculation. Chaos and humanity will give way to order and authority — the Matrix was real. Ignoring if possible or if that is what we want, physics helpfully starts to highlight one of many problems of any unified theory. Relativity ( big stuff) has one set of equations and behaviours

Why your data should not be in a #bank!

The rational your data should not be in a bank or a vault lies in history. When we centralise value (money for instance), it becomes attractive to rob, pinch, steal or walk off with - and protecting it comes at an every increasing cost. In the old language the rational could be summed up as "dynamite and vault"; in our modern language " very attractive  hacker economics"  The centralied deposit(s) become of great interest to those who want take it, control it, and to some who see it as a way to increase their own value.  Centralised works first for the institutions and second for the consumer.  A more subtle part of the conversation (should we trust banks with our data in a big vault) turns to where modern day value comes from with data and that is in the sharing of data. Data in a vault with no access (other than you with your key) has limited value. There is value if you want the bank to monitise your data on your behalf; but that is a different story/ pos