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With this in mind, below we share key research themes — four business disruptions — that have the potential to significantly impact organizations and consumers during the next three years. Everything Digital: An increasingly digital landscape – including data, devices, platforms and experiences –- that will envelop consumers and businesses. Everything Digital is the increasingly digital environment that depends on an evolving ecosystem of interoperable data, devices, platforms –- experienced by people and business. It’s larger than the scope of Internet of Things, as it’s pervasive or ambient –- not defined only by networked sensors and objects, but including capabilities such as airborne power grids or wireless power everywhere. Everything Digital serves as the backdrop for our next three themes. Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang. Slideshare: Embed or Download this ReportThe Collaborative Economy Movement Changes Business This report offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth.

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang

For those new to the term, the collaborative economy is a powerful, if nascent, movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. That means that people go to a site like LendingClub to get funding for their new project, rather than a traditional bank. Or, they may go to a site like Etsy or Shapeways to get custom made goods, or go to a site like eBay to buy pre-owned goods, instead of buying new products from retailers.

In each of these cases, the crowd is self-empowered to get what they need from each other. This report contains the following: Above: The larger infographic, which you can embed on your site. Tracking the Trackers: Where Everybody Knows Your Username. Click the local Home Depot ad and your email address gets handed to a dozen companies monitoring you.

Tracking the Trackers: Where Everybody Knows Your Username

Your web browsing, past, present, and future, is now associated with your identity. Swap photos with friends on Photobucket and clue a couple dozen more into your username. Keep tabs on your favorite teams with Bleacher Report and you pass your full name to a dozen again. This isn't a 1984-esque scaremongering hypothetical. This is what's happening today. [Update 10/11: Since several readers have asked – this study was funded exclusively by Stanford University and research grants to the Stanford Security Lab. Background on Third-Party Web Tracking and Anonymity In a post on the Stanford CIS blog two months ago, Arvind Narayanan explained how third-party web tracking is not at all anonymous. In the language of computer science, clickstreams – browsing histories that companies collect – are not anonymous at all; rather, they are pseudonymous.

A third party is also a first party, e.g. Web Companies Agree to Support 'Do Not Track' System. Joseph Turow: How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online. One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users.

Joseph Turow: How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers. Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information. On Wednesday's Fresh Air, Turow — the author of the book The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth — details how companies are tracking people through their computers and cellphones in order to personalize the ads they see.

Turow tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that tracking is ubiquitous across the Internet, from search engines to online retailers and even greeting card companies. Using The Social Space To Market Ads. Google sugarcoated privacy policy changes to mislead users, group charges. The Center for Digital Democracy sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday asking it to find Google in violation of a 2011 consent order, conduct an investigation and request the search giant postpone the rollout of its new privacy policies.

Google sugarcoated privacy policy changes to mislead users, group charges

In the 16-page complaint, the CDD says Google failed to accurately and honestly inform users of the real reason for changes its privacy policy, which go into effect March 1. The CDD claims the changes are not designed to make a users life easier, as Google has stated, but designed to fuel competition against Facebook, incorporate social media data and to boost Google's advertising business, specifically to grow its display advertising to a $200 billion business. See also: Irreparable injury if FTC fails to police Google? | Google fires back at MS privacy claims | Protecting user data in the post-PC era | Congress demands FTC investigate Google's Safari tracking CDD said Google's privacy policy should explain that strategy to users.

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. David Birch: Identity without a name. Google Busted With Hand in Safari-Browser Cookie Jar. Google intentionally circumvented the default privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser, using a backdoor to set cookies on browsers set to reject them, in the latest privacy debacle for the search and advertising giant.

Google Busted With Hand in Safari-Browser Cookie Jar

Google immediately disabled the practice after the Wall Street Journal disclosed the practice Thursday night, which was discovered by Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer and confirmed by security consultant Ashkan Soltani. Safari, which accounts for about 6% of desktop browsing and more than 50% of mobile browsing, is the only major browser to block so-called third-party cookies by default. When you visit a website, all browsers, including Safari, allow that site to put a small tracking file on your computer, which allows the site to identify a unique user, track what they’ve done and remember settings.

However, many sites also have Facebook “Like” buttons, ads served by third parties, weather widgets powered by other sites or comment systems run by a third party. Jerry - Articles About Big Data. Welcome!

Jerry - Articles About Big Data

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Manage (and make cash with?) your data online

New companies seek to help Web users take better control of their personal dataOne company, Personal, says users could one day trade data for perks, cashSingly offers data lockers that developers will use for personalized appsGoogle, Facebook and others have made billions by harnessing user data (CNN) -- It's a truth of the modern digital age: If you're using a Web service for free, you're not the customer. You're probably the product. The sites we visit, the videos we watch, the purchases we make and the items we reward with a Facebook "like" or a Google "+1" -- all of that, and more, eventually melds together into a data set that lets many of the world's most popular Web companies get to know us better.

And they're using it to make billions of dollars. But what if Web users could reclaim their online data and benefit, or maybe even profit, from it? Intriguing, maybe. Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief privacy policy and enforcement agency, issued a final report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect the privacy of American consumers and give them greater control over the collection and use of their personal data.

Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy

In the report, "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations For Businesses and Policymakers," the FTC also recommends that Congress consider enacting general privacy legislation, data security and breach notification legislation, and data broker legislation. "If companies adopt our final recommendations for best practices – and many of them already have – they will be able to innovate and deliver creative new services that consumers can enjoy without sacrificing their privacy," said Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the FTC. The final privacy report expands on a preliminary staff report the FTC issued in December 2010.

The final report changes the guidance's scope. » Judge Napolitano: First Patriot To Shoot Down A Government Spy Drone Will Be A Hero Alex Jones. Blasts illegal use of “plastic drones” to spy on Americans in their backyards Steve Watson May 16, 2012 Judge Andrew Napolitano has warned Congress not to act “like potted plants” regarding the increased use of unmanned surveillance drones without warrants over US skies by military, government, and law enforcement agencies.

» Judge Napolitano: First Patriot To Shoot Down A Government Spy Drone Will Be A Hero Alex Jones

Echoing the recent comments of his Fox News colleague Charles Krauthammer, Napolitano also said that “The first American patriot that shoots down one of these drones that comes too close to his children in his backyard will be an American hero.” The federal government is rolling out new rules on the use of the unmanned drones this week, with the Federal Aviation Administration announcing procedures will “streamline” the process through which government agencies, including local law enforcement, receive licenses to operate the aircraft.

Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and Print this page. How open is your internet? An interactive map. The OpenNet Initiative has analysed government interference with the internet in 74 countries. The level of tampering in four categories is graded out of four in each country. See how each country is ranked below. Buttons below the map explain each category and show how all countries perform in each category. Click each country for scores across all categories and for national summaries of recent state internet activity and progress in accessibility • Do you agree with this ranking? Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?

These maps indicate the locations of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so. Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis. To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. Putnam County officials could not immediately provide any data.

Read the article here: Frequently asked questions Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the maps. Latest in Web Tracking: Stealthy 'Supercookies' The Advertising Industry Has Quietly Launched One Of History's Biggest Efforts In Social Profiling - Business Insider. Does the Internet empower consumers? Or does it make them more vulnerable to manipulation by companies and potentially the government? While both statements might be correct, the balance tilts definitely toward the latter, according to Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School.

In his book, The Daily You: How the Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth, he argues that the advertising industry has launched “one of history’s most massive stealth efforts in social profiling.” The result, he says, is an increase in intrusive practices that are eroding traditional publishing ethics. Does the solution lie in greater self-regulation by advertising firms or more aggressive oversight by the government? An edited transcript of the conversation follows. Turow: Mainly it has to do with the transformation of the media-buying industry. Knowledge@Wharton: How so? Knowledge@Wharton: You use a term in the book: “long click.” Dick Hardt dot org. Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked. The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You.

The term pay phone has a new meaning today. For consumers who wish to ditch their wallets, paying through a mobile phone can be awfully convenient. Those same consumers can also, often unwittingly, give up valuable information about themselves to merchants that want to sell them things. A new survey by law professors at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that most Americans are uneasy with the idea that their phones could divulge behavioral and personal information, like phone numbers and in-store browsing habits. The survey was created by Chris Hoofnagle and Jennifer Urban, who study digital privacy issues, and financed by Nokia, which makes cellphones.

The survey posed a variety of questions by phone to 1,200 people nationwide. It also found that consumers were less worried about giving up their e-mail addresses. Mobile payment is common in many parts of the world, and slowly gaining acceptance in the United States, particularly with young consumers. Massive Data Breach Strikes Visa, MasterCard, Others. Four giant card-payment processors and large U.S. banks that issue debit and credit cards were hit by a data-security breach after third-party services provider Global Payments Inc discovered its systems were compromised by unauthorized access.

It was not immediately clear how many cardholders became victims of the breach, which affected MasterCard Inc, Visa Inc, American Express Co and Discover Financial Services, as well as banks and other franchises that issue cards bearing their logos. U.S. law enforcement authorities including the Secret Service are investigating and MasterCard said it has hired an independent data-security organization to review the incident. The shares of Atlanta-based Global Payments, which acts as a credit-checking middleman between merchants and card processors, were halted on Friday afternoon after dropping more than 9 percent on the news. Global Payments is holding an investor conference call Monday morning to discuss the issue.

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