Privacy as innovation
6th March, 2015 —
Again, we’ve rounded up the most interesting articles and sites we’ve seen in the last week.
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Privacy as innovation
Apple boss: We have a human right to privacy
“Exclusive interview: Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explains to Allister Heath why the threat of terrorism should not scaremonger citizens into giving up their privacy.” Tim Cook explains not just why privacy is important, but why Apple see privacy as a business differentiator in the technology market. By Allister Heath on The Telegraph.
The Privacy Paradigm Shift in Business Development
Gry Hasselbalch and Pernille Tranberg (two Indie Tech Summit speakers) are writing a book about privacy in business. “The latest trend in digital media business development is privacy. Privacy awareness, data protection and user control, not as necessary evils, but as a new commercial market, an essential CSR focus, a long-term strategy and as the foundation for creative and innovative business processes.”
Privacy as Innovation
Also well-worth checking out is the Privacy As Innovation Network run by Gry, of which Aral is a member.
Why Privacy Matters - Glenn Greenwald TED Global 2014
“Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re ‘not doing anything you need to hide.’”
From GCHQ to tech giants: why the fight for your personal data matters
“Some of the worst offenders were massive technology firms. Microsoft and Facebook ‘provided many pages of content regarding privacy but failed to offer users an unambiguous and simple platform through which to make access requests’” By Nicole Kobie on The Guardian.
Moving Privacy Practices from Policy to Code: Is it Really Happening?
“Exploring current technical projects that actually measure, implement and protect private and personal data as it travels through a very open Internet.” Panel discussion featuring Robin Wilton and Dawn Jutla, with Jamie Clark moderating.
We can marry you off, wholesale.
“At your age, it's hard for Facebook to make money from your love. Sure, a promotion for flowers earns a few bucks. Adverts for romantic dinners can bring in some cash. But here's not much money in that.” A work of fiction based in the reality of Facebook’s ability to manipulate in the name of money by Terence Eden.
Opting Out of the Data Games – An Open Conversation for Facebook Friends
“It’s now official: Facebook is “bigger” than China, and has direct influence over the privacy, buying habits and even emotional states of more human beings on Earth than the Chinese government does. The reality gets even scarier than that.” By Rafael Laguna on Wired.
Black Boxes & Orwell
“Our all-seeing corporate and governmental benefactors have big plans for us. Call it "better living through constant surveillance and centralized control." Private and government transportation interests have been licking their chops for years in anticipation of being able to charge/tax motorists on the basis of how, when, and where they travel.” By James J. Baxter, NMA President on The National Motorists Assocition.
Silicon Valley likes to promise ‘digital socialism’ – but it is selling a fairytale
“The tech industry says it can tackle inequality, and governments are keen to let it try. The choice that citizens now face is not between the market and the state, but between politics and non-politics.” By Evgeny Morozov on The Guardian.
The problems with “startups”