How Google’s video security system could impact the media industry

Google announced that it’s going to imprint a tracking algorithm being referred to as a “fingerprint” on video media for it’s video systems (Google Video and YouTube). I had conversations with colleague Jeff Scott over coffee, and we came up with some interesting risk analysis. While the media industry breathes a sigh of relief, what are the business and user impacts for such a system? Potential risks and considerations: 1) This finger printing system, which is likely invisible to users, could decisively leave small pixels that could eventually be added to create a unique identifier. Sadly, there’s no security system ever that is fool proof. 2) For Google, this could be a media lock in process. Media companies that want … Continue readingHow Google’s video security system could impact the media industry

All your widgets are belong to Facebook

Facebook = Blackhole, Whirlpool, Vortex. Facebook is a closed garden with one way doors. Data in, but no data out. With so many companies, startups, ecommerce companies building widgets for this platform did anyone stop to consider that they’re not letting data flow out? Matt Dickman agrees, watch his video. Here’s what we should be concerned about: 1) For example, my non-Facebook friends can’t see what I’m doing, and I’m a public guy. If I link to Facebook, you have to register and sign up, brilliant web acquisition for Facebook. 2) But after I’ve setup my profile, and I would like it to be an open platform, I should have the ability to make my profile public and let folks … Continue readingAll your widgets are belong to Facebook

Shannon Clark on Mobile Identity and Security (5min Video)

(If you can’t see the player, access the file directly) I got the opportunity to interview Shannon Clark at Doc Searl’s Mobile ID workshop. He shares with us a few of this projects that he’s working on, Never Eat Lunch Alone (NELA). Of course the topics of how to gain that identity and information is important. I hope Shannon swings by and leaves us an update with how things are going with his projects.