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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
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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
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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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Vote for CitizenMe to bring the privacy debate to SXSW
Vote for CitizenMe to bring the privacy debate to SXSW 737 407 StJohn Deakins

We want consumer privacy issues to take centre stage at next year’s SXSW Interactive – but we need your vote to make it happen!   CitizenMe is teaming up with…

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Which social network next?
Which social network next? 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

Now that we’ve announced the CitizenMe Apple app we’ll be adding new functionality every two to three weeks. For the Privacy section, the most requests have been to add Flickr, so this…

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Making the news: CitizenMe iOS app announcement takes-off
Making the news: CitizenMe iOS app announcement takes-off 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Today we announced our iOS app. We believe it gives us all an opportunity to start taking back control of who we are online. For the first time we have…

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