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Data is Water 3: Water is pure (oil is processed)
Data is Water 3: Water is pure (oil is processed) 2141 1729 StJohn Deakins

People say that our data is “the new oil” but in reality crude oil is, well… crude. It’s not usable in it’s natural state so we refine it, ‘crack’ it and…

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Ripping It Up
Ripping It Up 991 622 StJohn Deakins

The Transcript from StJohn talking on the RipItUp – Start Again | Episode 1 yesterday.  A new monthly TV show from Disruptive.Live about Entrepreneurs who are reinventing marketplaces with technology. I love the…

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Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce)
Data is Water 2: Water is abundant (oil is scarce) 1065 1041 StJohn Deakins

At the end of 2017 I posted Data Is The New Water in the Huffington Post. The way that we frame our language about ‘humans and data’, our new digital…

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Facebook Ad Preferences protect privacy
Digital Detox II: Protecting your privacy
Digital Detox II: Protecting your privacy 2146 1058 Beth Hepple

In our last blog we talked about the reasons we might need to have a digital detox and the effect that being always online is having on our day-to-day lives.…

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Digital Detox
Digital detox I: How to get healthy online
Digital detox I: How to get healthy online 1600 1200 Beth Hepple

We are citizens addicted. Not just to the things you might expect like alcohol and cigarettes, but to our screens and devices. There’s always a latest detoxing fad, but it’s…

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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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Virgin Card Punk
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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Dolphin OCEAN
Beyond the ‘who’: Using psychometrics to supercharge research
Beyond the ‘who’: Using psychometrics to supercharge research 1280 720 Josh Hedley-Dent

UPDATED 21 March 2018 We wrote this article last year and published it earlier on this year, to identify how psychometrics can be used for good – but only when citizens…

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Personal Data, Human Data
Human Data: What it is and why it is important?
Human Data: What it is and why it is important? 1440 760 Ryan Garner

Understanding people, customers and citizens has never been more important. Our hyper-connected lives bring us closer to politics, entertainment, celebrity culture and businesses like never before. How we are influenced…

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gdpr data protection
GDPR: the phrase of 2018, we look at the data protection regulation basics
GDPR: the phrase of 2018, we look at the data protection regulation basics 1280 853 Beth Hepple

Walking through Covent Garden yesterday, while upping my daily step count, I overheard a snippet of a phone call between an exasperated businessman and what I can only assume was a…

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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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The CitizenMe Expert Network has landed!
The CitizenMe Expert Network has landed! 1346 748 Beth Hepple

Since we opened up the CitizenMe Exchange, we have seen more and more people start using the platform. But things just got even better! You can now also get access…

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