Tag: datawars

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 ...

Video and slides of my presentation at the Guardian Advertising Summit in London: Datawars and the Future of Privacy & Advertising

 UPDATE: here is a transcript of my speech: Datawars and the Future of Advertising (600k PDF) Low res version via dropbox (10MB PDF approx) Low res version via Owncloud PDF Here is the video at The Guardian’s page (includes the entire panel discussion)

My guest post at The Guardian: Why advertisers should back a global Digital Bill of Rights

Running up to next Tuesday’s Guardian Advertising Summit in London (Oct 8 2013) where I will be giving the closing keynote speech as part of a panel discussion  I was invited to contribute a guest post to The Guardian which happens to be my favorite english-language news organization and overall ...

▶ 1986 rocked, but it’s time for a privacy upgrade (nice YouTube video)

▶ 1986 rocked, but it’s time for a privacy upgrade – YouTube.

Latest revelations on how the NSA and other government agencies are foiling encryption, plus a timely futurist’s conversation on privacy and security (Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard)

Today, Glenn Greenwald and his team published a pretty mind-boggling story on the Guardian (header image is via The Guardian, too, btw). The NYT went along for the ride, as well (good to see that). The Guardian piece reveals another chapter in the Edward Snowden saga which, incredibly, seems to get ...

Guest post on ITU WORLD BLOG | From “the new oil” to cyborgs…

ITU WORLD BLOG | From “the new oil” to cyborgs….

Kill U.S. web firms’ license to operate in Europe, German privacy officials urge (via GigaOm)

David Meyer of GigaOm writes a very sharp and astute comment here; excerpts below. “The Safe Harbor agreement between the U.S. and Europe, which allows American web firms to process European customers’ personal data, is under serious threat in the wake of Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance revelations….the privacy officials said there ...

7 Digital Trends to Expect in the Next 5 Years (my guest post at Swissnex)

7 Digital Trends to Expect in the Next 5 Years… We are entering an era of mind-boggling global data torrents, all-pervasive social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) connectivity, widespread ‘wikilikean’ transparency expectations, rapid changes in interface technologies, hyper-real-time speed of information and media, and abundant consumer choice in pretty much every sector of commerce and business. ...

One Nation Under CCTV: fabulous illustration

One Nation Under CCTV, a photo by tj.blackwell on Flickr. “What kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. Something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons.” – George Orwell’s Nineteen ...

How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry – download this PDF!

How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry – 2013-cloud-computing-costs.pdf. Found via Statista Read my posts on PRISM


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