Interestingly enough we head to another US Congress hearing (Sept 26, 2018) focused on how companies use commercially personal data and in addition to the usual suspects invited to testify (Facebook, Google and Twitter) we now have newcomers (Amazon , AT&T and Apple) also invited to explain how they collect and use people data. Seems […]
Amazon it’s showing that it’s possible to create an ecosystem from scratch and drive partners sign up at the speed of light when it’s about real value creation and their Alexa seems to score a great success with consumers around the world. One question we should pose ourselves though is whereby the speed at which […]
Congress isn’t done with Silicon Valley yet. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is set to hold a hearing on Sept. 26 called “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.” “This hearing will provide leading technology companies and internet service providers an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy, how they plan to address […]
Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey will also face angry Republicans who claim the companies have shown evidence of bias […]
Isabella De Michelis presents ErnieApp at Data Transparency Lab 2017.
It’s a giant in online search, has also built smart speakers and a voice-activated personal assistant, and is testing a driverless car. But it’s not based in Silicon Valley – it’s Russian. Earlier this year, I climbed into a self-driving car for the first time. I was one of hundreds who had waited patiently for […]
Apple is getting serious on GDPR implementation by developers. Full article published on Compliance Junction and available here.
We at ErnieApp believe that these companies executives demonstrate to be very “savvy” in how they communicate externally on “privacy rights” and how they associate their company with “good privacy principles” but that in essence they have a fundamental hidden goal which is to maintain “as low as possible” people’s (and politicians) anxiety as regard […]
We at Ernieapp believe that solution resides in people’s informed decisions based on awareness and education about how these amazing free internet services platforms work. Bias is rather the result of people “key wording” searches than platform mishandling. The search engine algorithm performs better and better based on how often and how diverse are people […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent […]