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Archives for January, 2011

Relationship context metadata

by Ian Glazer  |  January 31, 2011  |  4 Comments

In our paper “A Relationship Layer for the Web“, we defined a “contextual identity asset” as a package containing two kinds of information: Identity information about an individual Relationship Context Metadata Relationship context metadata explicitly describes the relationship from which the identity information was obtained and the constraints imposed by the participants in that relationship […]


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I “like” you, but I hate your apps – Part 3: Controls and a look at the market

by Ian Glazer  |  January 28, 2011  |  6 Comments

Happy Data Privacy Day! Or if you are in the EU – Happy Data Protection Day! In my last post I talked about the desires of all the parties involved in this new style of relationship, one in which, not only you and I are involved, but also your apps. One thing is clear – […]


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The continuing story of Privacy Mirror

by Ian Glazer  |  January 21, 2011  |  Comments Off

For those of you interested in my ongoing tinkering with Facebook to explore how apps gain access to data, I have added a few more observations here. The short version is that although Facebook’s extended permissions to help inform users of how apps access data, the lack of fine-grained controls coupled with the unusual relationships […]

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I “like” you, but I hate your apps – Part 2: Desires and Expectations

by Ian Glazer  |  January 20, 2011  |  3 Comments

In my last post, I contrasted the nature of our relationships with the nature of our relationships when apps are involved. In this post, I will examine the desires and expectations of parties involved in these relationships. What about my needs, my desires? I’m not unreasonable, but I have four desires: awareness control visibility redress […]


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I “like” you, but I hate your apps – Part 1: The nature of relationships

by Ian Glazer  |  January 14, 2011  |  5 Comments

As I sat in my in-laws’ living room on Christmas, I realized that there were far more than just the 17 of us there. Almost everyone of us had our heads down toying with either a computer, iPad, or smartphone. Some of us, notably the teens, were interacting with each other, in the very same […]


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