The Last Enemy – Living in the UK

To my shame, I missed this when recently screened on BBC, but a friend alerted me to this timely TV mini-series about surveillance culture, who having listened to tireless ramblings in the past on my foresight on ID card technologies, was suddenly realising ‘tomorrow really is nearer then he thought’. Not being good with [...]

Facebook Beacon – masquerading as an angel of light

So Facebook have finally had to back-track on their plans for their social advertising after more than 50,000 users demanded to be heard. Protests force Facebook to change Facebook had launched Beacon to the advertising community, with over 40 companies including eBay and Blockbuster joined up. Every time you bought something on their sites, Facebook [...]

By |2016-10-12T20:46:14+01:00December 1st, 2007|Advertising Technology, Privacy Control|4 Comments

Consumers Privacy – Where do you draw the line?

These past couple of weeks have become a hotbed of debate around pushing the boundaries of online privacy, something I have been heralding about for ages, which is now all over the industry press and even the mainstream media. Fuelled in part by recent acquisitions by Google who bought DoubleClick, Microsoft who bought aQuantative/Atlas and [...]

By |2016-10-12T20:46:15+01:00November 16th, 2007|Advertising Technology, Privacy Control|2 Comments

Is Steve Jobs the anti-Christ?

As it comes to light today that Apple is no longer accepting cash for its iPhone, it would seem that we can’t help ourselves rushing headlong into a cashless society. Our modern day society is always finding some excuse to destroy anonymity – as if it daring to have your own thoughts is something to [...]

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