Archive for April, 2012

The Privacy Oxymoron – How do I increase My Privacy AND still get a great online experience

Monday, April 30th, 2012

    Everyday now there is more and more discussion on Privacy. On the one hand you have the Privacy advocates who want nothing more than complete control over every aspect of their Privacy, and then on the other hand you have the Govt. and online content providers who want even more detailed information on [...]

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Do NoT Track – Cui Bono?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

  Cui Bono – or in other words, Who Benefits? Well I’m not really sure. I’ve been doing lots and lots of research into this, and I still can’t figure out how this is going to really benefit anyone other than the programmers who stay employed to try and implement everything.  Lets start with the [...]

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Privacy – A new definition for the Internet

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

    I think it’s time for a new definition of Privacy. In the last few months i’ve lost count of the number of white papers & books I’ve read on the subject. And yet I found all of them lacking. They never seem to sum things up so that regular folks could understand it. [...]

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ICOSA & Starto.TV

Friday, April 20th, 2012

    This was taken at last nights shoot with the folks over at ICOSA (Starto.TV) (that’s Me in the front center). The show will air next week and it will be a doozy – all about Internet Privacy. We had a total blast at the shoot. These folks are amazing.

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A Contextual Approach to Online Privacy – It’s all about ME

Monday, April 16th, 2012

  In my last blog (Privacy By Design – The Secret Inside the Internet) I wrote about how the very design of the Web allows us to extend it to support a contextual approach to privacy online. In this post we’ll talk about how you can enable it. But first a little context (pun intended). The [...]

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Privacy By Design – The Secret Inside the Internet

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

    Shush – I’m going to tell you a secret. It’s one that no one has paid attention to for over a decade now. And like most secrets, it’s been hiding in plain sight. The story starts years ago, but we can skip most of that, and begin in June of 1999 when they [...]

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A Solution for NISTs Identity Ecosystem

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

  For today’s blog we’re going to take a look at NISTs “Identity Ecosystem” and see if it’s possible to build it. The key attributes of the Identity Ecosystem include privacy, convenience, efficiency, ease-of-use, security, confidence, innovation, and choice. So we have a lot of things to consider when building this solution. When looking at [...]

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The Consensual Web

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

As you know, we’ve been closely watching the discussions regarding the Do Not Track (DNT) initiative.  A key discussion point is about first and third parties and how a third party can become a first party once you click on a “like” button or click through to another site or use an embedded service within [...]

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Oh what a tangled “web” we weave… When first we practice to “deceive!”

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

  With apologies to Sir Walter Scott I’m going to highlight two words in his quote – web & deceive The Internet has created this incredible ecosystem for users to express themselves – however with this increased expression has come increased access to personal information that can be saved on corporate servers, searched and then [...]

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