Tag: Privacy

The future of connectivity, big data and consumer rights: my slides from the ACCAN ‘connecting today’s consumer’ conference in Sydney

From today’s ACCAN event Direct download: The Future of Connectivity Big Data Consumer Rights Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker PUBLIC-web  PDF 9 MB Low res 9MB PDF on Dropbox  Low res via OwnCloud High res 42MB PDF on Dropbox Every consumer wants to be connected and enjoy the benefits of competitive products and prices, but ...

Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It’s All Over the Internet (interesting read via Bloomberg)

This is a good read on a topic I have been looking at very closely – which personal information can be used online for what purpose, by whom, and when – and what are the unintended consequences of exponential technologies that make everything so much more efficient, transparent and omniscient? The ...

Must-watch video: fireside chat with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin with Vinod Khosla (via The Verge)

Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin with Vinod Khosla – YouTube.  Will comment in more detail after I have digested the whole thing.

I am featured in today’s LeTemps newspaper in Switzerland (in French): Un futurologue demande de s’opposer à l’approche numérique américaine

This is a really great piece written by one of the best journalists I have ever met, Emmanuel Garessus, at Le Temps in Zürich and Genève, in French. Unfortunately  and somewhat ironically, Letemps.ch has such an elaborate paywall that it’s hard to actually read this online, on their site, so… try this ...

Google’s Sergey Brin on EU privacy laws “There’s a lot of vagueness there” (via Recode)

via Top 20 Code Conference Quotes | Re/code.  Pic below also via Recode. Thanks!

Hilarious fake Google Products (via PSFK)

These really hit the sweet spot I think…. read more at PSFK

My latest guest post on CNN.com: on wearable tech vs privacy, and: why Google Glass has a nude beach problem

In context with the launch of TheFutureShow and the first episode on what I call privacy failure, my latest guest post on CNN just went live. Here are some snippets: Imagine a world where computing becomes invisible, like your thoughts. A world where the interface between our senses, our minds and ...

Has Privacy Become a Luxury Good? Via nytimes.com» by Julia Angwin

Great piece and must-read! In our data-saturated economy, privacy is becoming a luxury good. After all, as the saying goes, if you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product. And currently, we aren’t paying for very much of our technology. Not long ago, we would have bought services as ...

Big data, big business, big brother (my new guest post on CNN.com)

Read this piece on CNN.com  Download PDF: Big data, big business, Big Brother? – CNN.com  Spanish version (via CNN) ” (CNN) — Let me start on a humorous note that surfaced on Facebook recently: “Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks ...

Social – Local – Mobile (SoLoMo): empowerment or enslavement?

Nice infographic via mashable The tug of war between between empowered and being enslaved, between convenience and surveillance, between algorithms and humarithms will be a major theme in 2014

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