What do your apps silently share?What do your apps silently share? https://www.citizenme.com/public/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/photo-1423784346385-c1d4dac9893a.jpg 1024 566 StJohn Deakins StJohn Deakins https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/67e7ca4885d1b922783ca3a83741a282?s=96&d=mm&r=g
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 the result.
Your personal info is very valuable. It helps make the web wonderful.
It’s also quietly “copied” from phone apps and the web to make huge profits for companies you’ve probably never heard of.
Our mission is to show you how valuable your data is and to make sure that you get your fair share of those profits, on your terms and as you choose.
Picture credit: Gilles Lambert
StJohn founded CitizenMe with the aim to take on the biggest challenge in the Information Age: helping digital citizens gain control of their digital identity. Personal data has meaning and value to everyone, but there is an absence of digital tools to help people realise its value. With CitizenMe, StJohn aims to fix that. With with a depth of experience digitising and mobilising businesses, StJohn aims for positive change in the personal information economy. Oh… and he loves liquorice.All stories by: StJohn Deakins