A Personal Transfer: From Shell International to Bits of Freedom

About 4.5 years ago I wrote about me going to work for Shell. Now I am changing employer again. Starting today I will be the director of Bits of Freedom, a Dutch organization focusing on privacy and freedom of communication in the digital age. I've had a wonderful time at Shell: a steep learning curve, … Continue reading A Personal Transfer: From Shell International to Bits of Freedom

Panopticon and Why You Should Care About Your Privacy

Last night I watched the Dutch documentary Panopticon which explores our privacy in the Netherlands. Peter Vlemmix made an excellent film. Do take your time to watch it below or directly on Vimeo: Vlemmix deftly shows that many people in the Netherlands think they have "nothing to hide", while living in a society which is … Continue reading Panopticon and Why You Should Care About Your Privacy

Watching TED Global 2012 Streamed Live From Edinburgh

Today I attended a virtual TED session at Kennisnet in Zoetermeer. Kennisnet has a TED Live membership and hosted a few guests on their verdieping. I watched two sessions of about six talks each streamed straight from Edinburgh. Below my semi-live blog with the things that triggered me. Shades of Openness Chris Anderson kicked of … Continue reading Watching TED Global 2012 Streamed Live From Edinburgh