Personal Data Journal 6: The Affect Economy

PDJ #6 cover thumbnailNot to hurt your feelings, but your emotions are observed, recorded, measured, and sold. Learn more in our brief on “The Affect Economy” in the latest issue of Personal Data Journal

We also have Kaliya’s report on street identity in Beijing, a tech talk on locating your cloud’s operating system, the launches of new APIs from PDEC members Personal and Azigo, Mozilla’s new browser ID system, and roundups of personal data news and standards.

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About Phil Wolff

Phil Wolff is strategy director of PDEC, the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, a Small Data NGO. Wolff is a director of the DataPortability Project and co-author of the project's model Portability Policy. He's had management, technology, and marketing roles at Adecco SA, LSI Logic, Bechtel National, Wang Laboratories, Compaq Computer, the City of Long Beach, the State of California, and the U.S. Navy Supply Systems Command. On LinkedIn, ORCID 0000-0002-7815-4750, Quora top 250 of 2012. He holds the PDQ Bach Inauthentic Identity Fellowship at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. Phil lives in Adams Point, Oakland, California.