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Videos of danah boyd on Social Media & Privacy from CFP2011 Conference



I had no idea what to expect from the 21st Annual Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference.  I had seen many web clips of danah boyd.  And I was excited to catch her presentation live.  She did not disappoint.

I was shocked to see that this short keynote on Teens, Privacy & Social Media from danah boyd had only been downloaded a handful of times.  I was there and this is WELL WORTH the time for any person in social media or the privacy trade.  The video was divided into three segments — a total of about 30 minutes.  Click below. Trust me.


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Computers Freedom & Privacy Conference

Last week, I went to Washington DC to be a part of the 21st Annual Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference.  I will post the collected videos and transcripts from the conference on here shortly.  But I will put up a few of the pictures that I took first.

I actually thought that I had taken more pictures, but I was apparently too busy tweeting to snap photos.  With the likes of danah boyd, Senator Patrick Leahy, Alessandro Acquisti from Carnegie Mellon, Cameron Kerry from the Department of Commerce, Edith Ramirez from the FTC and many others, it is easy to understand why content ruled over pics.

The Georgetown Law Center hosted the event and did a fantastic job.  They really have a cool setup there with an older building (McDonough Hall) that has been updated and expanded.  The three days of the conference all had awesome weather not that we were outside much.



What little time I did spend outside was on these rows of benches and tables dealing with a few client calls and emergencies.

This did not seem like an urban, metropolitan setting.

Hart Auditorium in the Georgetown Law Center.  I LIVED in the many little balconies.  Mostly because they were hard to get to and were one of the few places in the auditorium with electrical outlets to power dying Apple devices.

There was something charmingly retro about the Auditorium.

The scene of the Happy Hour after the first day of the conference at the Dubliner (sponsored by the good folks at the Center for Democracy & Technology).

At the intersection of the new and historic section of the law school building, there is a rather narrow circular staircase.  It both fascinated and scared a good number of us.

I tried to take a few pictures of it without falling into the matrix.

The other side of McDonough Hall.

This is a quick picture that I took of the “Lawyers” panel on privacy and legal issues.  True to form, the lawyers were a bit nonchalant about incorporating technology into the presentation.  I snapped this particular one because the featured screen behind them read “NO SIGNAL — HELP.”

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RedPoint Privacy — Location Information. Track Me.

We recently moved into some great new office space.  We are happy to show it off.

Birds Eye - GeoLocation Information

The bird is suing me for Invasion of Privacy / Right of Publicity

RedPoint Privacy Advisors moved into the Meridian at Brentwood at the Intersection of Highway 40 and Hanley.  I took a few pictures during the move-in process on one of the few sunny weekends that he’ve had in St. Louis.

Glare - GeoLocation Information

Many of our friends and clients have asked about the new offices.  When told of the location, they invariably ask “Is that the EVERBANK building?”  or “Is that the BJC building?”  Yes on both accounts.  The major co-tenants are a Health Care organization and a financial institution.  Both highly regulated entities from a Privacy and Information Security perspective.

Below, this is the side of the building that has my office.  I dont know which set of windows it is, but it is one of those on the second-to-highest floor.


The next picture is actually a shot of the massive parking garage that I took from the elevated crosswalk over to the office building.  While a seemingly mundane picture, this points out a few of the very important reasons that we love this location — namely, the tenants on the first floor of the parking garage are a CLUB FITNESS and MAI LEE (the best vietnamese restaurant on the face of the Earth).



Not so nice….the policeman that apparently lurks in the shadows watching for speeders (bottom right).

The gym right next door.  I should probably go there more.


And the beloved Mai Lee.  I should probably go there less.

Inside the building.  This is the First Floor lobby.

The security desk with full surveillance capabilities (other than watching me snap this shot apparently).

6th Floor.  Not sure why I thought it was important to take this picture.

Inside RedPoint offices.

And looking back the other way.

The long hallway.

The kitchen.

And the part of the kitchen where I spend the majority of my time.  There is a reason that this picture was taken with incredibly shaky hands…

The Headless Easter Bunny is still around.  Seems like it is almost a RedPoint mascot at this point.

You can see my OLD law firm office building way way way in the distance.  Seems like even farther than that.  If you look really closely, you can see some of the little, pointed-headed weasels.

And a picture looking back in the south direction.  I include this for one very important reason — the best benefit of this new office location.  Just before the Marriott Homewood Suites in the distance is the APA of St. Louis.  Well within walking distance so I would walk down to the APA during lunches or breaks to checkout the dogs and cats visiting the APA and waiting for adoption.  It was just a matter of time …

…I got our new family dog, Pippa.  She is a wonderful little Border Collie mix.  So, moving into these offices has been totally worth it.

But we might already have outgrown our space…


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Hackers vs. Bank Robbers

The difference between hackers and bank robbers?



Hackers don’t wear clown suits.

Unless they really want to.




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