White House responds to phone unlocking petition

The US Librarian of Congress decided unlocking your mobile phone is unlawful but the Obama administration thinks you should be have control over your cell or tablet. Does control of your data start with access to your network and control over your devices? 

Google’s Wallet and VRM

Yesterday Google opened the curtain on Google Wallet. I think it’s the most important thing Google has launched since the search engine. Here’s why:
Reason #1: We’ve always needed an electronic wallet, especially one in our mobile phone. And, a…

Personal leverage for personal data

VRM is starting to snowball. You can see it in the Twitter scroll there on the right, and in Twitter searches for #VRM. Gaining velocity lately is personal data. To look down that vector, I’ll connect several links.
The first is Show Us the Data. (I…

EFF: Skype scores 0/4 on protecting users from US governments

EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn says “companies that stand up for users will do better in the long run if people are informed and can include this information in their decision-making about what services to use.”
With no stars, Skype fares poorly i…