Twenty-one million users have had their personal data stolen after Timehop, an app that connects to social media profiles to resurface old picture and posts, was hacked. The stolen data, mainly names and email addresses, was taken in an attack on the app's cloud environment on July 4. Around a fifth of users - around … Continue reading Timehop data breach: why holding personal information centrally must end
By Shane Green (@shanegreen on Twitter) and Tarik Kurspahic (@TarikTech) Anyone familiar with digi.me and our mission knows we are focused on empowering people with their data. We are building a data-driven future aligned with the needs and interests of people — where individuals can securely and privately aggregate, analyse and share massive quantities of data from … Continue reading Why digi.me is launching a new API and SDK for integrated social data
Digi.me has come a long way since 2009 - but how did our personal data journey of discovery begin? It started life, as so many businesses do, as a lightbulb moment during a conversation our founder, Julian Ranger, was having with a board member at his innovation hub iBundle. That colleague had a friend who … Continue reading Evolution of a personal data start-up: the digi.me story
As America prepares to say goodbye to the first President of the social media era, the White House has announced the creation of a searchable database of everything Barack Obama and his administration posted on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and Pinterest over eight years and two terms in office. The archive, in itself, containing over … Continue reading Barack Obama’s social media archive and the power of a searchable self
In the spirit of new beginnings and better habits, many of us make New Year's resolutions around health and work - but have you considered what you want to do with your data in the next 12 months? Or rather, what you want to start your data doing for you? If not you should, as … Continue reading Do more with your personal data in 2017
Explaining the purpose and vision behind giving users back control over their personal data can be one of the trickiest things we have to do. While more and more people are becoming aware of what happens to their data behind their backs, and the personal data economy, including solutions such as ours, continues to grow … Continue reading Understanding the Personal Data Economy
We're one of 42 finalists competing for the People's Choice Award in the Duke of York's Pitch at Palace event, and we'd love your vote to try and help us win! You can watch Julian's pitch video and vote for us here - we'd really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for helping to spread … Continue reading Pitch at Palace: vote for digi.me to win the People’s Choice Award!