Make Delete the Default?

I read this article and it got me thinking. What happens if we do make Delete the Default. The problem as I see it is that it all becomes too easy to forget history, too easy to have an opinion, too easy to not think and act, too easy to be individual above a citizen.  Accountability is surely valued higher than privacy? What happens when your medical history is deleted, your heart ECG, your previous test results. We value history every day, why do we want to loose it? Big difference is access to stuff you are not allowed to see. Personally because you want to protect your “chat” you cannot take the same principals and expand them to every situation – Delete cannot be the default.

How BitCoin Works - a very good, long and detailed explanation


Where Privacy by Design is heading - good report

Report in full is here .....However, like our current dependence on fossil fuels, Big Data’s current use of  personal information is unsustainable, increasingly resulting in “pollution” via privacy infringement. At the moment, individuals have little, if any, control over their information’s use and disclosure in Big Data analytics. In addition to a host of privacy concerns, this lack of informational self-determination gives rise to an uneven exchange of the economic value. While the owners of Big Data algorithms profit from their use and disclosure of personal information, the individuals the personal information relates to do not—at least not directly. If not properly addressed, the privacy and economic concerns raised by Big Data threaten to decrease individuals’ willingness to share their personal information3—in effect, cutting off the flow of the “oil” on which the analytic “machinery” of Big Data runs. In order to make the interactions between Big Data and indi

TechCityInsider unveils 2013's top 100 @lilycole @jamesparton @techcityinsider @melex @SFlavellFDM

TechCityInsider has revealed the TechCityInsider100 2013 – its list of 100 remarkable people helping make digital London tick. …and I am on this list squeezed between Mel Exon, BBH and Sheila Flavell from FDM Group great to see Lily from Impossible on the list – thank you. The TCi100 is not a ranked list, but an alphabetically presented collection of 100 interviews conducted for over the course of the year. It's a snapshot of the year in tech, listing the people we think are helping to redefine digital business in London and beyond. 2013 is TechCityInsider's second year of discovery and analysis of London's technology business scene. The 2013 list is an entirely new group of 100, adding to 2012′s initial 100 to make TCi alumni that now numbers 200. Our criteria for inclusion include business idea, founder experience, reputation, contribution to the community and

My contribution to a new book project called shift 2020

I am very pleased to announce my contribution to a new book project called  shift 2020  - How Technology Will Impact Our Future. It's a self-published book curated by Rudy De Waele including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world's leading experts. The story The idea of  shift 2020  is based upon  Mobile Trends 2020 , a collaborative project Rudy launched early 2010. It's one of the highest viewed decks on Slideshare (in the Top 50 of All Time in Technology / +320k views). Reviewing the document a couple of weeks ago, he realised the future is catching up on us much faster than many of the predictions that were made. so, he asked the original contributors for an update on their original predictions and new foresights for the year 2020. Additionally, Rudy broadened the scope of this new book project and asked new contributors to give their vision and foresights on the following topics: 3D Printing, AI, Apps, Biotech, Cloud, 

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

“Any personal information can become sensitive at some point!” The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information. What motivates you to share your personal information online? Alessandro Acquisti studies the behavioral economics of privacy (and information security) in social networks

if My Digital Footprint is an original work - what automatic copyright am I afforded?

Assumption : My Digital Footprint is an original work Protection : there are framework to protect original work from copy Does my original work, which changing moment by moment, afford any automatic copyright?