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Have you and your smartphone been stalked?

This article first appeared in USA Today Last summer, retailer Nordstrom told the New York Times it had experimented with…

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December 11, 2013 in Privacy
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NSA and Big Data: Crazy Stupid Love

This article first appeared on USA Today. In 2010, then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt told attendees at the Techonomy…

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December 3, 2013 in Privacy
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Does technology make kids stupid?

I’ve spent a lot of time researching this topic and wondering if we’re doing permanent damage to our…

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October 29, 2013 in Lifestyle
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Do We Need a US Cyber Force or a US Cyber Service?

A retired US Navy admiral and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander who is now dean of the Fletcher…

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October 16, 2013 in Privacy
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Mind Your Own Business

On the face of it, it was sound advice. “If you’re worried about [security online], do something about…

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October 10, 2013 in Privacy
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A Morning-after Pill for the Digital Age Underage

The Los Angeles Times reported on September 23 California governor Jerry Brown’s approval of SB-568, a new law…

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September 26, 2013 in Privacy
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Is it too late for the W3C’s Do Not Track Measures?

After Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) managing director Lou Mastria pulled out of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) Tracking…

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September 25, 2013 in Privacy
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One Cookie Jar Closes, Another Opens…

USA Today reported on September 17 that Google, a company accounting for about a third of global online…

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September 23, 2013 in Privacy
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Siobhan MacDermott


Siobhan MacDermott is one of the foremost experts on the future of Information Technology, consumer dynamics, cybersecurity, privacy, and business leadership, both within the US and globally.
She currently serves as Chief Policy Officer of AVG Technologies and has previously held senior leadership positions at some of the best US and global technology companies.
Siobhan is also a widely published and has authored white papers and articles on privacy, consumer dynamics, consumer rights and winning leadership and business strategies. Most recently she co-authored “Wide Open Privacy – Strategies for the Digital Life” (IT-Harvest Press 2012.) Siobhan’s full bio can be read at AVG.com

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