Publications

My Data 2019: Finding Fractals in our Data

My Data 2019: Finding Fractals in our Data

I'm getting excited. I'll be speaking at the MyData 2019 Conference in two sessions: A two-part workshop on mapping the ...
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/ MyData2019, Speaking & Events
CNBC Interview with Roger McNamee: Consumers are getting a terrible deal in exchange for their personal data

CNBC Interview with Roger McNamee: Consumers are getting a terrible deal in exchange for their personal data

CNBC, on June 3, 2019, interviewed Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners and early Facebook investor, on the topic of ...
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A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

This article was published by American Marketer (free) and Luxury Daily (paywall) on May 29, 2019. A year ago Saturday, ...
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/ Articles, GDPR, Regulation
Looking back on a year of GDPR - Summary

Looking back on a year of GDPR – Summary

The following GDPR insights from Michael Becker, along with those from eleven other industry leaders, were reproduced by the Mobile ...
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/ Articles, GDPR, Regulation
KINSA Bluetooth Thermometer

Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Kinsa is the maker of smart thermometers. The Kinsa Bluetooth enabled smart thermometers don't just measure a person's temperature they ...
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Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Last week I wrote a piece on the practice of derived inference, aka scoring; that is, the practice of using ...
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An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

Sarah Ramirez at Luxury Daily reached out and asked me some questions about Facebooks' recent announcements,
  1. Which new feature (Instagram ...
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"We Are The Future" - A Video To Prepare You for Your Future

“We Are The Future” – A Video To Prepare You for Your Future

I absolutely love this video! Back on Feb 7, 2011, the team at PHD released "We Are The Future" as ...
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Michael Becker to Speak At MyData 2019

Michael Becker to Speak At MyData 2019

I've been accepted to deliver two talks, a keynote and workshop, at MyData 2019, September 25-27, in Helsinki Finland. I'm ...
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