online privacy and security
APRIL 1, 2017
As the internet becomes an essential part of lives — enabling us to access government services, connect with friends, and earn a living — there are frustratingly few ways to maintain privacy or security online. Technology
Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
JANUARY 2, 2017
On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. Technological advancement is outpacing security and will continue to do so unless we change how we approach and implement cybersecurity strategies and practices.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are no longer adequate. Digital technologies are increasingly intertwined with the evolution of blockchain infrastructures.
“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age
JULY 7, 2015
A few years ago I participated in an MIT roundtable that explored where future jobs will likely come from, given our increasingly powerful, inexpensive and smart technologies. Entrepreneurship and flexible security.
Disruptive technologies 2015-2016
JANUARY 12, 2015
In the embedded presentation below, Brian Solis explores some of the biggest technology trends and possible twists on the horizon for 2015 and 2016. Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, cx, music, movies, Hollywood 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Foremost among these limitations are privacy, security and inclusion. “Doing business on the Internet requires a leap of faith” because the infrastructure lacks the necessary security. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols?
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
There is no person needed to take our money, and nobody needed to watch over the car while we're gone (if security is required it is centralized using surveillance cameras). me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. Technology won't make things happen where they weren't happening before.
Noam Chomsky, security, and equivocal information
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
He reiterated his earlier call for us to understand the NSA surveillance scandal within an historical context that shows that governments always use technology for their own worst purposes. Chomskey said: Governments have been doing this for a century, using the best technology they had. That’s why you should be extremely cautious when you hear an appeal to security. I don’t doubt that the US security folks believe it, but it is without meaning.
Enterprise Social Technology – Review
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Scott Klososky sent me a copy of Enterprise Social Technology with this handwritten note, “ If nothing else, it shows what can be done using crowd sourcing. The story of how this book was written provides an interesting subtext to its main subject.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.
We know we’ve traded away privacy. But for exactly what security?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Moreover, as technology and society evolve, the equilibrium points may shift. It has been said that “security” is not found in apprehending a guilty party but in preventing the harm from occurring. While this notion can surely be overextended, it can also be understood to justify a certain degree of intelligence gathering in the service of safety and security.
Jobs, work and technology
DECEMBER 2, 2011
And, systems like Watson will be extensively used to help experts deal with highly complex problems in areas like medicine, finance and national security. Social technology is creating the effect of “social heads in the sand” by believing popular and influential ” are more important than the meaningful and significant. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week.
Sunrise: The technologies that will change our lives
JUNE 24, 2012
Yesterday morning I appeared on the Sunrise national breakfast program together with science broadcaster Dr Karl Kruszelnicki , being interviewed about the big ideas and new technologies that will change our lives. Facial recognition – advances in recognition mean that both in online worlds and a real world filled with security cameras we will be recognized wherever we go. Future of retail Technology trends
Learning Technologies UK wrap-up
JANUARY 31, 2011
I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Technologies ’11 conference, talking on the topic of games. The conference was held on the 3rd floor of the conference hall, while floors 1 and ground hosted the exposition: the ground floor hosted the learning and skills (think: training) exhibits while the 1st floor held learning technology (read: elearning) vendors. design games meta-learning mobile social technology
International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls
MARCH 8, 2016
Here’s two programs that use technology to support women and girls and are an inspiration. Early last year my colleague Noel Dickover and his co-workers at PeaceTech Lab organized a workshop in Mumbai, India to help activists use technology and media to prevent gender based violence.
How Luxembourg is playing to become a technology hub
MAY 31, 2012
As such the government and business sectors are seeking to build Luxembourg into a technology hub, with ICT named by the government as the third of five pillars for national development. In particular, there is an opportunity to parlay Luxembourg’s traditional strength as a financial haven into the data space, becoming a secure, confidential data haven protected by a stable government.
Security vs. Utility
SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
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[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Not only are there major technology and standards issues to be worked out, but the industry will have to collaborate with governments around the world to develop the appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory environments.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
People have long worried about the impact of technology on society, be it railroads, electricity, and cars in the Industrial Age, or the Internet , mobile devices and smart connected products now permeating just about all aspect of our lives.
Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively.
Competing Against “Digital Invaders”
OCTOBER 4, 2016
This competitive shift is caused primarily by rapidly changing technologies and markets. CxOs generally agree that cloud computing, mobile solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be particularly important technologies over the next few years.
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
Since retiring from IBM in 2007, I’ve continued my involvement with technology-based initiatives, - AI and blockchain most recently, - through my consulting and academic activities as well as the weekly blogs that I’ve now been writing for the past dozen years.
What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?
AUGUST 4, 2014
Forget enterprise software, the new battle grounds between Apple, Google and Microsoft are: Your home, your health and your car … Imagine how wearable technology will change the Future of Work in areas like identity, collaboration, unified communications and CRM.” – Alan Lepofsky.
Report: The Future of Digital Australia in 2025 and what Australians think
JUNE 1, 2014
I have been recently working with McAfee, now part of Intel Security, to write a report on Safeguarding the Future of Digital Australia in 2025 , being launched this morning in Parliament House in Canberra as part of the Federal Government’s Stay Smart Online Week.
AI and Public Policy
JANUARY 23, 2017
Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. AI technologies will significantly improve the abilities of those with access to them, but if unfairly distributed across society, AI can widen inequalities of opportunity.
Owning our data
JULY 8, 2014
The Respect Network is an early example of this move, providing a secure network to share private data. For example, digital economy apps like Uber may be ushering in, “ a new type of conflict between technology and society. InternetOfEverything Technology
Network Era Fluency
JULY 8, 2013
While my personal data may not be that important in the great scheme of things, networked data drive advertising, brands, and security systems. complexity SocialLearning Technology Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school.
Apple’s content blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech
AUGUST 26, 2015
So rampant, in fact, that T.Rob Wyatt, a security expert, calls adtech “the new digital cancer.” advertising Technology VRMThe tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it. That’s why they’re enabling “content blocking” in iOS 9 (the new mobile operating system that will soon go in your iPhone and iPad).
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been long in coming. Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Offices - Organizational and personal productivity, training, energy monitoring, building security.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology. To overcome these major challenges we must fundamentally rethink the IoT’s technology strategies, business models and overall designs.
Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security. Consequently, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security. Technology innovations helped overcome inefficiencies. Why do firms exist?
The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
MARCH 10, 2015
These workers, many of them unionized, enjoyed relatively secure, stable jobs and a number of company benefits, including health care insurance, vacations and retirement pensions. . Advances in information and communication technologies are having a huge impact on the structure of companies.
Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
APRIL 11, 2016
For the past few decades, digital technologies have been systematically transforming one industry after another. Over my long career , I’ve seen many once powerful IT companies done in by technology and market changes, and either disappear altogether or become shadows of their former selves.
The Emerging Data Economy
MAY 22, 2017
Data has been closely intertwined with our digital technology revolution since the early days of the IT industry. Ever since, digital technologies have been permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
The secret ingredient in this technology that has been largely lacking to date is context. Each is a major transformative technology in its own right. A few weeks ago I first learned about a relatively new concept - Digital Twin.
Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?
AUGUST 2, 2016
A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. The technologies on the list have been worked on for years. Emerging technology solutions.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
Which hot technology innovations, - e.g., artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cloud computing, - will end up having a big impact and which are destined to fizzle? But regardless of what we call it, the industry is finally doing justice to its name: the Information Technology industry.