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The Connection between Trust and Privacy in Social Networkin...
At Krowdthink we have spent a long time trying to determine the answer to this question. The answer is that no-one should really trust any online service completely becau... (read more)
The Dirty Little Secret of Event Apps
No one uses them. Ok not quite true. But no-one has cracked the code of regularly getting more than 50% of event attendees to download and populate their apps for use ove... (read more)
Why pseudonymity is important for the Krowd
When we are in a crowd, most people around us are strangers, in effect they are anonymous to us in terms of their name and who they are. Yet we already know things about ... (read more)
Delete should mean Delete!
The reasonably tech savvy amongst us have learnt that on our PC delete does not mean delete, it means the file is in the trash and is not deleted until the trash is empti... (read more)
Why the Right to Delete is so important Online
We all instinctively know that when we connect to websites and use online apps that some data is being collected about us. Sometimes we explicitly know what that data is ... (read more)
A Day in the life of ManInTheKrowd
Its a bright crisp autumnal morning and ManInTheKrowd leaves for work at 6am to catch his train. Its packed as normal and its a job to get a seat, but he eventually gets ... (read more)
You always pay for Social Network services
The norm for social networks is that they present the idea they are free. But they are not of course. You pay by helping them collate a profile of you. Not just with your... (read more)
PRISM, the NSA We only collect the meta-data
In my opinion, this statement from the US National Security Agency, when defending themselves against the revelations by Ed Snowden about how PRISM collated data about yo... (read more)
Thinking about Images in Social Networks
Images are great, we love using them to communicate, and now its said that facebook posts now contain an image 50% of the time. But with social networks that actually see... (read more)
Tracking Location Creeps Us Out
Using Co-Location not Location-based capabilities to deliver a social networking service. Lets face it, very few people turn on their GPS except for a specific purpose, s... (read more)

Our Tweets

RT @embedUR: Chip vendors at it again! Not satisfied with 11ac 160Mhz wide channels or WiGig, they promise 10Gbps Wi-Fi in 2015. http://t.c…
Its the lack of transparency that worrying.Transparency is 1 of 3 empowerments needed for a better online experience
If its just number counting there is no privacy issue...if they store IDs there is
This is why we maintain provenance of your posted you can delete it anytime...even if shared we hold the minimum as a matter of policy...and almost no meta data at all...
Anyone else notice the new version of Google Maps wants to use your Bluetooth ID too? Thats a lot of correlated ID they now get.... USA...but raises question of other service providers in europe do the same
The human cost of data loss. A salutory lesson for all of us holding data on others behalf
@Devon_Hour #devonhour tweeting from LA tonight...93 degrees F. Its melting hot...back to balmy Devon next week
One rule for US citizens one rule for the rest of the internet users....
Yes of course...and heres how its about empowerment not #privacy
Not unexpected...but still......
Agree on meed for trusted engagement...hence our trust pyramid. See
RT @WMNBusiness: New B2B event to be held at @SandyParkExeter @ExeterChiefs @thebestofExeter
Another wxample of metadata harvesting....ITS STILL MY DATA #privacy
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