Archive for the 'Context' Category

Innovation, The Internet, Standards And the Arrow of Time – Part II

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

                 In Part I I introduced the notion of the ‘causal arrow of time‘ and how innovation moves forward in time with what has come before, always enhancing existing technology and the infrastructure that has come to depend on it, in the least disruptive way. In each case there is always the same outcome, a [...]

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Google joins the Do Not Track Party

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Just downloaded the latest version of Chrome and it’s official – Do Not Track is now a Privacy setting. Although you might want to read the disclaimer that shows up when you check the box.

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Consumer Protection – the Do Not Track standard – & the W3C

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    The Do Not Track standard is now live in every major OEM browser. Consumers who are interested can check a box marked ‘Tell Web sites not to track me’ and the browser will add a ‘header’ (a message) to every request the user makes in the browser, indicating to the Web server that [...]

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Why the proposed Do Not Track standard is going to fail – it’s all about Trust

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

  As the saying goes “A civilized society cannot function without trust”, ergo it’s also appropriate to extend that premise to the Internet – “A civilized Internet based society cannot function without trust”. So how do we define trust? There’s a great definition to be found on the Web – link - in short: “Trust is [...]

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iOS 6 and DNT

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Interesting – Apple quietly snuck in Do Not Track inside iOS 6. Here’s how you turn it on. Go to Settings > Safari and then enable Private Browsing. There’s NO indication that DNT is turned on until you check the headers coming from the browser. To do this we set up an echo page that [...]

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The Future of Social Media Marketing?

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The following article was written by Emily R. Coleman, President of Competitive Advantage Marketing, Inc. When I first read it I absolutely knew that Emily had hit the proverbial nail on the head, and with her permission we’re now adding it to our blog. A friend recently sent me Evan Bailyn’s Outsmarting Social Media with the instructions to [...]

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Why Privacy cannot be a Web Service

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

There’s a tendency when you have a hammer to think that everything looks like a nail. There’s plenty of “nails” out there to hammer with your web service, however Privacy isn’t one of them. Why not? In a nutshell – Because I want to be in control of the collection, flow and use of my [...]

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Choice – The Lynchpin to Online Privacy

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

  Choice – such a simple word, and yet so misunderstood when it comes to privacy. All I really want is a say in how people use my private data. I want to participate in the process vs. getting frozen out. In the last few days Microsoft shipped the pre-release version of Windows 8. In [...]

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Privacy is about to get really expensive

Friday, May 25th, 2012

    Tomorrow is the big day. The day the EU-Cookie directive goes into effect. Already people are talking about how expensive it will be to maintain compliance. Well folks they haven’t seen anything yet.  It’s not only expensive to be in compliance, you also have to think about the lost revenue that comes from [...]

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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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