Author Archives: Joe Andrieu

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 … Continue reading

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Badges for the Standard Label Kickstarter

We’ve been asked if we have any badges to help promote our Kickstarter for the Standard Information Sharing Label. The answer is now yes! If you’re a backer or just want to help promote the idea, put these babies on … Continue reading

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Rethinking Context

Insights from PII2012 The FTC Privacy Report makes it clear that context is the key to privacy. For example, notice and consent need not be presented and secured if the use is obvious from context: If you buy a book … Continue reading

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It all starts with sharing…

From kindergarten through our professional life, sharing binds us together as friends, colleagues, and collaborators, so perhaps it should be no surprise that online sharing through services like Facebook, Twitter, and email shapes our online social life. Yet sharing online … Continue reading

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The World’s Simplest AutoTweeter (in node.js)

Last month, I set up a quick little autotweeter using Node.js to help me with Repeal Day Santa Barbara. I wrote a short blurb about it before hand, here’s what actually shipped. (Many thanks to the guys at the Santa … Continue reading

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Kindle files to my iPad (Gutenberg eBooks)

How do you get a book at Project Gutenberg into your iPad Kindle app? It’s easy. Go to Gutenberg on your iPad and download the “Kindle” .mobi file.  It’ll automatically open in the Kindle app. Yay. Don’t worry about instructions … Continue reading

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Playing in the Treehouse

For the last few months, I’ve been helping a friend find a good way to learn HTML. She’s an experienced professional designer… in fact her website designs were winning awards as far back as 1994. But she finally realized that … Continue reading

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Towards a node.js Auto-Tweeter

I’ve been intrigued by node.js as a platform for highly-scalable server applications written in javascript and finally found a super simple application I wanted to try with it: an auto-tweeter that would let me schedule future tweets to my own … Continue reading

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Trust Me… Things Change.

Trust is complicated. But for some reason, online trust mechanisms assume it is outrageously simple. For example, firewalls imply that once you’re in the network, you’re trusted. It’s baked into the framing of the problem. Similarly, Trust Frameworks assume that … Continue reading

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Fourth Parties are agents. Third Parties aren’t necessarily.

Fourth Parties is a powerful, but sometimes confusing term. In fact, I think Doc recently mischaracterized it in a recent post to the ProjectVRM mailing list. Normally, I wouldn’t nitpick about this, but there are two key domains where this … Continue reading

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