February Meetup

Just scheduling the February meetup. Waterstone's have already reserved us a table.

And here's a link to the Manchester Branch of Pirate Party UK

https://manchester.pirateparty.org.uk/

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  • Luke D.

    Oh no, I can't! I'm fighting on that same day :(

    January 26, 2014

    • Maria A

      oh well. a pretty good excuse though! :)

      January 26, 2014

    • Maria A

      Now you can :-)

      February 23, 2014

  • Luke D.

    Some food for thought... the difference permission makes to data collection - http://adage.com/article/guest-columnists/americans-scared-amazon-s-data-store/290953/ Without the fluff it says...

    Facebook and Google are seen to "own" my data, while Amazon "uses" my data. The enduring power of sentences like "customers who bought this item also bought" and "recommendations for you" has convinced people that their data is being consistently and simply used for their own good (even if it might be bad for the pocketbook!). On the other hand, when talking about Facebook, Twitter and Google, consumers use language like "taking" and "owning" my data. It's not that their data is being used today in a way that upsets them; it's the belief, rightly or wrongly, that it is being stored for some future, unspecified purpose.'

    ...

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Luke D.

      ...WebMD recently launched WebMD Pregnancy App -- a free service that helps people "Keep Track Every Day, Until That Special Day." Women input the intimate details of their bodies and, according to the company, more than half of the women who use the app spend over an hour a week getting or sharing pregnancy facts. The difference between these companies' services, and the Facebooks and Googles of the world, is that consumers do not even think of this process as explicitly "giving up their data". Rather, consumers perceive the service to provide such an invaluable benefit to their lives, it doesn't feel as if they are giving up personal data in the traditional sense.

      1 · January 26, 2014

    • Maria A

      it's a fine line!

      January 26, 2014

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