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Innovation 2012 – An unConference Powered by MassTLC

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by Greg Peverill-Conti | No Comments

I had the good fortune to attend unConference 2012 today. It was good fun. I ran into a lot of people I know from the Boston tech community. Many that I hadn’t seen in a while. I was able able to sit in on three sessions during the course of the day. Here are thoughts and notes from two of them.


Bring Your Own Mobile Device

This was a small and intimate gathering with a lot of give-and-take. At the outset, everyone agreed that the devices to be discussed would be limited to smartphones and tablets rather than desktops or laptops. Personally, as someone who brings a laptop into the office every day, I think they should have been included . . . but that’s just me.

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill on Online Privacy and Data Security

Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by Greg Peverill-Conti | 1 Comment

Face - FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Over the past few years many of my clients have been involved in the digital advertising industry. When I learned that FTC Commissioner Julie Brill would be speaking at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society I was curious to hear her thoughts on consumer protection, privacy policies and the idea of consent and the rules vs. standards approach to protecting online privacy.

She offered two recent examples of the agency’s work in protecting privacy. One involved Facebook and concerns around unannounced changes to its privacy policy that resulted the company’s failure to keep its privacy promises. Another related to deceptive practices on the part of Google around Google Buzz, and its automatically enrolling people and then exposing their most frequent email correspondents.

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