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Data is the new Water I
Data is the new Water I: Water gives life (oil takes it)
Data is the new Water I: Water gives life (oil takes it) 1753 1240 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 we posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post, describing how the way we frame our language about ‘human data’ can have a…

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Blockchain? Never mind the Bollocks
Blockchain? Never mind the Bollocks 840 485 StJohn Deakins

The Sexpistols and punk rock transformed the music industry. So too Bitcoin, and its underlying blockchain technology, will change the way that the world works for decades to come, and…

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Data servers
Centralised silos, hack magnets and our personal freedom
Centralised silos, hack magnets and our personal freedom 800 531 StJohn Deakins

How much is an Indian citizen’s personal identity worth? Well, after the Indian identity system (Aadhaar) hack last week, it appears to be around £6 ($8) per citizen. The Aadhaar…

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Your personal data in your hands – literally
Your personal data in your hands – literally 765 510 StJohn Deakins

Why your personal data should be in your hands (or your back pocket) not floating in the cloud Your personal data is, well, personal. As more and more of our…

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Why it’s important to verify brands and citizens are real
Why it’s important to verify brands and citizens are real 700 700 StJohn Deakins

Real, harmonious data sharing CitizenMe is passionate about enabling you to unlock the value of your data on your terms. This value can take many forms. In the current CitizenMe…

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Why NetNeutrality Matters – CitizenMe in CityAM
Why NetNeutrality Matters – CitizenMe in CityAM 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

Yesterday, CityAM asked us if The US Congress should reconsider the move to scrap NetNeutrality following this weeks day of action. Our answer: Yes! This is economics 101. Infrastructure and service companies…

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Artificial Intelligence: Winning Vs Humanness
Artificial Intelligence: Winning Vs Humanness 480 294 StJohn Deakins

Do you care about winning?  It turns out that Artificial Intelligence does too. Google DeepMind has discovered that in highly competitive situations, the more intelligent an AI becomes the more aggressive it’ll…

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“Follow The Bloody Algorithm!”
“Follow The Bloody Algorithm!” 150 150 StJohn Deakins

For the first time ever I missed my train last Sunday night. I was traveling up to this weeks Advances In Data Science event in Manchester to talk about algorithms…

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How does Citizenme empower you? By keeping it simple.
How does Citizenme empower you? By keeping it simple. 640 480 StJohn Deakins

Firstly, a big thank you to those of you who’ve come along to a focus group session recently!  We’re getting ready to release the next stage of the platform and all of…

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The Shift To Digital: Your Missed Opportunity? (JWT Huddle Interview)
The Shift To Digital: Your Missed Opportunity? (JWT Huddle Interview) 508 280 StJohn Deakins

Once a year MindShare open up their office and run Huddle. It’s an eclectic and cosy digital media fair focusing on interaction with the latest interactive gadgets, issues and thinking.…

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Becoming Aware
Becoming Aware 640 353 StJohn Deakins

Last week I was asked why we should be wary about sharing our data (the article appears in today’s CityAM). This jarred with me, not because personal data is scary but because…

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Citizenme : What’s New in August?
Citizenme : What’s New in August? 640 353 StJohn Deakins

It’s been awesome to hear such positive feedback now that the citizenme app is on the Apple and Android stores. There are already a few thousand of us citizens and if you’ve…

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