Video: The Personal Data Locker

People often ask us to talk about how things will really work.

I think one of the best video’s articulating this is from David Siegel. He created the Video as part of the content for his book Pull. It demonstrates what the opening of your day would be like with your personal data locker.

Personal Data Locker Vision from dsiegel on Vimeo.

At the time of its publication he called for a Open Web Movement and Doc posted about that on our site.

Podcast Episode 10: Jim Fournier

In this podcast Kaliya Hamlin interview’s Jim Fournier from Planetwork on the 10th anniversary of the publishing in First Monday of The Augmented Social Network: Building Identity and Trust into the Next Generation Internet.

Personal Partners with FileThis & Adds Import Feature

Personal announced good news expanding it services to include the ability to get bills delivered to your vault via their partnership with All Filed.  It also has a new Import feature that makes it easy to add and update one’s information. Things that now can be updated include

  • Passwords from popular password managers to easily add your usernames and passwords to Personal
  • Education & Career History from LinkedIn and the U.S. Department of Education

They have a video to describe the integration.

They got coverage in the Washington Post :) The Download: Personal turns to partners to grow its customer base.

Customers on both platforms get:

  • Automatic Delivery: Import bills and statements to Personal as they become available.
  • Secure Storage: Personal protects data vaults with 256-bit AES encryption and RSA 2048 asymmetric key encryption.
  • Easy Access: Get bills and statements on the go with Personal’s iPhone and Android apps.
  • Secure Sharing: Securely share important documents through Personal with anyone in your life who needs access to them.

FileThis gets bills and statements from over 200 companies.

With the end of Beta Personal added an annual $29.99 fee and Shane talked about this fact in the Washington Post.

He added that some initial users even raised questions about the nonexistent price tag and preferred to pay a fee because it made the firm’s business model more transparent.

“They felt and told us that the fact that it wasn’t paid created issues and concerns around the true degree to which their privacy and security were being protected,” Green said.

There is also a post on his website about this 

Personal Clouds and Augmented Reality

I was invited by Christine Perey to present at the 9th Augmented Reality Standards Community Meeting in New York City. We are kindred spirits – like my work in identity and personal data bringing together a whole range of organizations, companies and people

She is bringing together the range of standards organizations who’s work all touches on Augmented Reality this slide deck articulates the current landscape.

Last night I attended the ARNY (Augmented Reality NY) meetup and saw several different head sets presented.  The only AR use cases that I had known/heard about were for people in every day life.  What I was excited to see and learn about was the application of AR to commercial applications where employees at work would be using glasses to do their work.  The  warehousing application is a classic.  A retailer like Walmart using Augmented Reality to help inform customers while they are in the store to share more information.  It was an “ahah” for me…like oh those use cases make sense to me becasue they don’t involve me as a citizen walking around the street having my face recognized and then being “identified” by people walking around wearing google glass. The other thing I learned that was kinda important – Google Glass is NOT augmented reality.  AR is a layer over what you are looking at and google glass is a screen that is little in front of your eye.

I see a great opportunity for those building Augmented Reality applications for people using both Public (open) Data and Commercial Data (navigating a retail store or information about a particular product) to really improve the relevancy of the experience they present by drawing data from the wearers personal cloud.