Posts Tagged: privacy

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    Geo on the Horizon at Horizon Geo

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    Last Friday I ventured north to Nottingham, along with Ed Parsons, Steven Feldman and Muki Haklay to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute at the University of Nottingham. Along the way I discovered a manner of tracking my journey that I’d hadn’t previously considered, but that’s covered… Read more »

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    The Location Battle Between You and Your Phone

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    Whenever I talk about the privacy implications inherent in sharing your location with an app or service, I keep coming back to the idea that it’s essential to be your own source of truth for your location. This is a slightly verbose way of saying that you need to be able to lie about your location or… Read more »

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    It’s Time to Stop LAMB (Location Based SPAM) Before It Even Exists

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    We all suffer from SPAM, the unwanted and unsolicited commercial bulk emails that are the reason we have Junk Mail filters and folders in our email clients and servers. A quick glance at the Junk folder for my personal email account shows over 300 of these since the beginning of February alone. If you use some… Read more »

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    Footprints (Of the Digital Variety)

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    One of the things I write about a lot on this blog are the areas of location and online, or digital, identity and how these two areas overlap and sometimes conflict. I write about this stuff not only because I’m lucky enough to work in both of these areas but I also find them fascinating, compelling and nowhere… Read more »

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    Location Privacy Issue? I See No Location Privacy Issue

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    Telematics, the use of GPS and mobile technology within the automotive business, and the Web 2.0, neo and paleo aspects of location have traditionally carved parallel paths, always looking at if they would converge but somehow never quite making enough contact to cross over. But not any more. The combination of 3G mobile communications and… Read more »

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    Loosing My Flickr Innocence

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    We all produce lots of online content these days; photos, videos, blogs, microblogs, status updates, Tweets, that sort of thing. Most of the pictures I produce go up on my Flickr account and there’s a lot of photos, almost 3.5 thousand at the last count. Most of these almost 3.5 thousand photos are of my family, my… Read more »

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    Location and Privacy – Where Do We Care?

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    As part of this year’s AGI GeoCommunity ’09 conference, I took part in the Privacy: Where Do We Care? panel on location and the implications for privacy with Terry Jones, Audrey Mandela and Ian Broadbent, chaired and overseen by conference chair Steven Feldman. Our location is probably the single most valuable facet of our online identity, although where… Read more »

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    Harvesting Your Digital Dandruff, Crumbs and Footprints for Fun and Profit

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    “I’m just a face in the crowd, Nothing to worry about, Not even tryin’ to stand out, And I have nothing to say, It’s all been taken away, I just behave and obey” Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Getting Smaller Ten years ago our online identity, if we had one at all, was a simple… Read more »