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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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What your data tells advertisers about your gender… and why it matters.
What your data tells advertisers about your gender… and why it matters. 3351 1832 Claire Hovey

Facebook is more than a pastime for idle thumbs; it’s a multi-billion pound selling platform for brands of all sizes. Facebook gathers all the information you leave behind when you…

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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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Facebook Privacy Shortcuts
Data and Facebook Privacy: Is it time you had a clean-up?
Data and Facebook Privacy: Is it time you had a clean-up? 748 748 Beth Hepple

Personal privacy and data protection is hitting the news big time at the moment, especially in Europe with the introduction of GDPR approaching in May 2018. Companies such as Google…

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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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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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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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