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Inventing the future of connecting people, the web, and the world
Inventing the future of connecting people, the web, and the world

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Natasha Lomas (@riptari) writes in her article:

"So startups that respect user privacy and make the effort to safeguard personal data have a chance to rise to the top, without having to do anything dastardly to get there.

Indeed, by doing exactly the opposite."

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This is a great development for the world and, if kept active and updated, future researchers and historians will mark this day with gratitude for what it means for our ability to understand ourselves, where we have come from, and perhaps, where we maybe headed as a digital civilization.

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Hands-free, eyes-free, tabletop voice interaction with the Amazon Cloud and through it to the Web via the "Amazon Echo" and its "Alexa" personal assistant interface, if executed well, could be a win for +Amazon.com.   The family at the dinner table asking questions scenario is one we have in my own household all the time and not having to look at our phones to interrogate the Web could really be a delight.

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An insightful article by +Daniel Rubino of +Windows Central on how the Microsoft Band could be part of a broader strategy of a Microsoft-powered personal data and device ecosystem:
http://www.windowscentral.com/why-microsoft-band-short-supply

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Apple should be the preeminent Personal Cloud company, but even with HealthKit seems to be missing this huge opportunity to enable people to aggregate and control the uses of their personal data.

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"Personal Clouds" is #9 in the list.

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This video, which was produced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, features Daniel Ellsberg, Phil Donahue, Oliver Stone, John Cusack, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Professor Lawrence Lessig, Representative John Conyers Jr., Wil Wheaton (who played Wesley Crusher in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), several NSA Whistleblowers, and others, and makes the person-centered, personal data political economy assertion of our basic data rights: "This is OUR information."

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The reference to my saying that we are at a "constitutional moment for the Internet" can be found in my 2011 interview with Mike Swift, then with the San Jose Mercury News:

"So I think we are at a constitutional moment for the Internet. We're at a moment where industry, government, the people -- both in the U.S., in the E.U., in Asia, and globally -- we're in the process of figuring it out: What types of rights will people, governments and industry have to identity and data?"

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In my discussions of the political economy of the Internet and our current state of "Digital Feudalism" which we find ourselves in and the need for us to engage in a "Digital Enlightenment," I have referred to our being on the verge of a "constitutional moment for the Internet."
Brian Knappenberger, the director of "Stop Watching Us: The Video", expresses a similar sentiment:

"This is the moment for a large-scale debate on the future of this thing we all love, the Internet, the way we communicate, our relationship with our government and how technology and its progress can blend with more traditional notions of privacy, liberty and democracy."
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