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Three simple insights, one huge impact.
Three simple insights, one huge impact. 640 353 StJohn Deakins

At citizenme, our purpose is to make the Internet work for the people who use it. To put us in control of our own personal data and, importantly, to get…

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Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty
Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

Cross-post from the HuffingtonPost, 20th April 2016 “Give me liberty or give me death” was the rallying cry of the US revolution. Penned by Thomas Paine at the dawn of the Industrial…

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A small data approach to big insights (IIeX Talk)
A small data approach to big insights (IIeX Talk) 150 150 StJohn Deakins

The video is a talk given by our Director of Insights, Ryan Garner, at the Insight Innovation Exchange (IIeX) in Amsterdam recently. Here is his slide deck: Inside out insights: a…

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Bowie, Liberty & Me.
Bowie, Liberty & Me. 500 276 StJohn Deakins

Yesterday was surreal. I woke to the news that someone I’d never met had died and I felt a profound sense of loss. I’ve never experienced ‘star grief’ before. Sure…

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Welcoming Lisa Matzi
Welcoming Lisa Matzi 640 353 StJohn Deakins

We’re excited to share that Lisa Matzi has joined the team this month. Lisa recently graduated from the Design for Graphic Communication course at the London College of Communications. She…

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Welcoming Ryan Garner
Welcoming Ryan Garner 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

I am *very* pleased to share that Ryan Garner has joined the team at CitizenMe. Ryan and I have been talking for quite a while about the pressing need to…

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Your digital identity: picture perfect or a hot mess?
Your digital identity: picture perfect or a hot mess? 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Recently described as, “a massive spaghetti-ball mess,” the doomed MySpace serves as a cautionary tale to Internet startups and monolithic social media players alike. But are we ordinary citizens facing…

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TVs listening to us? Where’s the value?
TVs listening to us? Where’s the value? 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Why would your TV eavesdrop on you? Last week it was revealed by The Daily Beast that the Samsung Smart TV records voice commands and shares them with a “third party”. It…

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What do your apps silently share?
What do your apps silently share? 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Ever wonder what “I Agree” really means when we load up a shiny new app? SilentCircle asked people on the street to read a few app permissions out loud and this was…

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Data sharing and rewards
Data sharing and rewards 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

And so it begins… Until now, we digital citizens have had no opportunity to control or participate in the transaction of our data – let alone benefit from it. But…

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2015 and helping create CitizenMe
2015 and helping create CitizenMe 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Hi and happy 2015! At CitizenMe, we’re very excited about the year ahead. The CitizenMe lite app is providing some fascinating insights about the way that we all think about ‘personal data’. Yes,…

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Latest Apple app released (v1.12)
Latest Apple app released (v1.12) 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

The latest version of CitizenMe lite (1.12) is now up on the Apple app store. We’ve added Terms of Service ranking for Microsoft to the privacy screen (feel free to…

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