XDI Hackathon for Privacy Driven Developers

Developers are invited to attend an all-day XDI Hackathon that will show developers how to develop privacy applications and services using  XDI  to inter-operate with Respect Network personal clouds. The Respect Network is a new global private network of personal and business clouds that use the OASIS XDI (Extensible Data …

A Tide in the Affairs of Me – Now is that Time

On this first day of June, with only weeks away to the global launch of Respect Network and Meeco, it seemed apt to pause and hit the reset button. My dear friend and great support Stephen Turner recently shared this great Shakespeare quote with me, as one of his supporters …

How much am I worth to the Internet?

As a nineteen year old University student, the biggest issue I face when it comes to data privacy, is trying to evade the prying eyes of my mum in such a way so as not to hurt her feelings by de-friending her (sorry mum). So when it was suggested that …

Fred Wilson On Bitcoin, Unbundling, Data Leakage And Health Care

A fascinating talk by Fred Wilson about what is happening in the digital space regarding bureaucratic operation, the rise of Bitcoin and what this may mean for government, the importance of data leakage and the impact such leakages may have on the health care of the future.

Meeco announces Respect Network Founding Partnership

We are delighted to announce that Meeco has joined the Respect Network as a Founding Partner, along with new partners The Happathon Project and HealthURL. The Respect Network provides Meeco with architecture to be able to deliver a unique experience for our customers, enabling them to save their valuable private …

The Surveillance Economy

The term ‘surveillance economy’ came up a lot during my recent USA visit, so I started to do some research.  Over the coming weeks I’ll share more on the links between surveillance and the economy it generates. Just how much of our day-to-day life is under some kind of surveillance?  What …

Our data is our digital identity and we need to reclaim control

Our digital identity is at the mercy of the corporations and governments and we are giving it away freely. Watch the exclusive video edit for the Guardian. Consider the questions raised by Michael Moritz in The Data Factory. What do we ‘own’, what do we ‘agree’ to every day? What freedom are …


The Data Factory – How Your Free Labor Lets Tech Giants Grow The Wealth Gap

You’re the product, but when you’re sold, it’s only a lucky few who get rich. Technology lets big companies distribute tools that turn us into volunteers who contribute our time and data while they profit. In today’s TechCrunch Disrupt Keynote, Sequoia Capital’s Sir Michael Moritz detailed how the idea of the “Data Factory” has …

Meeco Prototype test is now closed

We reached another milestone this week by adding a new group to the Meeco closed prototype beta!  We are really excited to be growing the Meeco community, and look forward to the feedback.  If you are interested in being amongst the first Meeco users, visit www.meeco.me and register to be …