How Identity Can Enable A People-Centered Internet

How Identity Can Enable A People-Centered Internet

Understanding Identity through Function This is the second of a regular column on Identity for the People Centered Internet. In the first column, I introduced the idea of Functional Identity as a way for ordinary people to discuss identity, with this definition: Identity is how we keep track of people and things, and in turn, […]

Destroying contract law: CISPA violates more than privacy

Don’t let Congress undermine our best free market tool for fixing our relationships with companies. The US House of Representatives just passed a bill (CISPA, aka HR264) that explicitly allows companies to ignore their privacy agreements in the name of cybersecurity. Here’s the Huffington Post report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/cispa-vote-house-approves_n_3109504.html SOPA. The Monsanto Protection Act. CISPA. Regulatory capture of […]

Google sees the value of Free Customers

This is fascinating: http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/google-bringing-trueview-ads-apps-games-147558 Google has an ad program on YouTube that let’s users skip ads and they are now extending it to other ad formats. Even though it is the same old advertising game–something that could use some fixing–what’s impressive is that with the ad-skipping feature Google saw “a 40 percent reduction in the number […]