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The Future of Data is ‘Zero Data’
The Future of Data is ‘Zero Data’ 2600 2006 StJohn Deakins

We are on the cusp of a global transformation: it will be unlocked when billions of people choose to connect their data together with complete trust and for fair value.…

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Updates To CitizenMe Terms & Conditions (Our Mutual Rights & Obligations)
Updates To CitizenMe Terms & Conditions (Our Mutual Rights & Obligations) 1950 1300 StJohn Deakins

Hello all, We’ve done a general tidy up of our CitizenMe Mutual Terms and Conditions (& Privacy Policy) for Citizens. We have lots of new functionality arriving in the next…

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My daughter made me cry this week
My daughter made me cry this week 1200 1000 StJohn Deakins

Yes, I cried when I read what my daughter had sent me this week. And I wasn’t sure why.  The writing is beautiful. It is a short, poignant description of…

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Your digital reflection is your superpower.
Your New Digital Superpower
Your New Digital Superpower 850 560 StJohn Deakins

You have a new superpower. It’s hidden. It’s yours to claim. It will increasingly describe who we are, not only to others, but more profoundly, to ourselves too. Our memories…

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Digital Memories (pt4): Understanding Ourselves
Digital Memories (pt4): Understanding Ourselves 3212 2706 StJohn Deakins

In the last three posts we’ve covered a few points. Firstly, we have expanded on why personal data is like a memory. Secondly, we have seen that whenever we choose…

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2020: The Silo Wars Intensify. And Your Personal Data?
2020: The Silo Wars Intensify. And Your Personal Data? 730 470 StJohn Deakins

Creating a more #sustainabledata ecosystem. Techcrunch has reported that in 2020 Facebook will launch a new Operating System to protect itself against competitors such as Google. And so the ‘Silo…

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Digital Memories: Commerce (part 3)
Digital Memories: Commerce (part 3) 1620 986 StJohn Deakins

Like our memory, personal data is owned but  isn’t property. However, personal data as property is the way that the digital economy functions – which corrupts the efficiency, integrity, and…

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Digital Memories: Choosing How We Share (part 2)
Digital Memories: Choosing How We Share (part 2) 1620 1080 StJohn Deakins

As much as we might sometimes like to think otherwise, we all need to keep some things private to ourselves. Embarrassing events, shared intimacies, funny ideas, ‘crazy’ thoughts, or just…

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Digital Memories: Personal Data is Just a Memory (part 1)
Digital Memories: Personal Data is Just a Memory (part 1) 1620 1080 StJohn Deakins

We’re in trouble. The way we talk about ownership of our personal data needs to change – and fast. Rather than viewing personal data as a commodity, we need to…

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Libra: the four forces driving Zuckerbucks
Libra: the four forces driving Zuckerbucks 1920 1280 StJohn Deakins

New global currencies are inevitable but is Facebook Libra the answer? It has been a busy news month for Facebook. Facebook Group (including Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram) is going through…

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Royal Society: Privacy Enhancing Technology
Royal Society: Privacy Enhancing Technology 2048 2048 StJohn Deakins

Our global digital society is rapidly changing. In the space of a decade, the concept of  “Privacy” has gone from being an essential human right, to being dismissed as an…

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Becoming digital Citizens: From survive to thrive
Becoming digital Citizens: From survive to thrive 1920 1281 StJohn Deakins

“Saving our planet” is now one of the most pressing global issues for humanity. As we progress out of the industrial era into a new era of digital knowledge, the…

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