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Thanksgiving Project: Security and Privacy

Next week, as you’re doing your annual IT work for parents, in-laws, aunts and uncles, take a few minutes and talk about protecting privacy and improving their cybersecurity. This Motherboard article, recommended by Bruce Schneier, is a great place to … Continue reading

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Mistaking Surveillance for Advertising

Want to win in marketing? Think like a marketer, not the NSA. Surveillance doesn’t equal marketing strategy. Continue reading

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One Weird CRM Trick From Budget

I just updated my Budget account profile, which only took a few moments. Now, according to this email, it’s going to take Budget up to another three days to update my profile with them. I have no idea what the … Continue reading

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Questions Advertisers Should Ask of AT&T and Verizon

It turns out that you’re not just a product when using free Internet services. Even when you’re paying AT&T and Verizon for cellular service, you’re still being productized by having your communications altered without you knowing about it. Both Verizon … Continue reading

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We Need Action, Not Strategy, Said No Security Expert Ever

Bruce Schneier’s recent post on Al Qaeda’s efforts to create their own encryption software had me shaking my head. They were making a very fundamental error that a lot of companies also make, even though Al Qaeda isn’t organized in … Continue reading

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My Morning As A Product

I’ve been tracked over 700 times in just 5 minutes. That’s not including what the NSA is tracking about me. It’s just the count of the number of times Facebook has “called home” to various tracking services in the few … Continue reading

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A Bitcoin for Identity

I believe that Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures is a smart investor and astute observer of technology trends. His talk at LeWeb Paris is timely, because a lot of us are looking forward to 2014 and trying to figure … Continue reading

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Best Buy Privacy Fail: The Return of Corporate Gobbledygook

Barry Judge, the EVP and CMO of Best Buy doesn’t take my privacy very seriously. I know this because of the email he sent me last evening. The liberal use of the word “we” tells me this is a committee … Continue reading

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Ugly Privacy Legislation is Certain. And it’s Our Fault!

Yogi Berra once said something like “you can observe a lot just by watching.”  I recently added Ghostery (highly recommended) to see what information websites were collecting.  What I observed was shocking, shameful and something that’s so out-of-control that even … Continue reading

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An Adult Approach to Data and Privacy

I’ve been a huge and enthusiastic fan of Evernote for some time now.  I use it on all my computers, my iPhone and my iPad.  I’ve been a premium subscriber for some time now and can’t figure out how I … Continue reading

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