Publications

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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You're being Scored, What it Means for Your Privacy & The Five-Fold Path to Digital Sovereignty

You’re being Scored, What it Means for Your Privacy & The Five-Fold Path to Digital Sovereignty

Zeynep Tufekci, an information science professor, wrote a powerful and timely piece in the New York Times this week, Think ...
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How to Incorporate Mobile in Your Omnichannel Approach [+ 8 High-Value Use Cases]

How to Incorporate Mobile in Your Omnichannel Approach [+ 8 High-Value Use Cases]

I was recently interviewed by Michael Becker (ya, he has the same name as me) from Emarsys, who wrong a ...
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/ Interviews & News
The New Internet: Getting Ready for Decentralized Identity & The Personal Information Economy

The New Internet: Getting Ready for Decentralized Identity & The Personal Information Economy

What's one of the biggest things on the peripheral of tech that is (should be) capturing people's attention so that ...
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