|By Business Wire||
|October 5, 2012 10:10 AM EDT||
"A joke is a very serious thing," said Winston Churchill, and Private Access today released a series of satirical animations on the topic of “Who should you trust to protect your online privacy?” The videos feature zingers between President Obama and Governor Romney, and color commentary by Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, former President Clinton, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and others.
The GreatPrivacyDebate (http://www.greatprivacydebate.com/) is a parody, of course. There are several versions of the animated videos. Each pokes fun at the candidates and well-known celebrities regarding growing concerns about violations of consumers’ online privacy and possible solutions:
- Republicans May Prefer -- THIS version of The Great Privacy Debate.
- Democrats May Prefer -- THIS version of The Great Privacy Debate.
- Libertarians and Independents May Prefer – BOTH versions, and the Out-Takes!
“Personal privacy is a serious issue, and one on which leaders of both parties agree something needs to be done. However, in the end consumers need to take assertive action themselves," said Robert Shelton, CEO of Private Access, which builds privacy-related technology. However, the problem is that existing tools offered by sites like Facebook and consumer information marketing sites are frequently confusing and time consuming to use.
But here’s the rub, and it goes well beyond Facebook. Unless consumers take the time to figure out how to correctly set each website’s privacy settings to reflect their personal wishes, they can end up unintentionally having sensitive personal information about themselves or family members available for sale online to anyone with a credit card and an interest. This can take hours, and still leave consumers wondering whether they really did everything correctly. But in a matter of a few minutes time, the new SetMyPrivacy app [http://www.setmyprivacy.com] can handle much of this work for them, initially focusing on Facebook and more than 40 websites that market personal information without consumers’ authorization or consent.
Online media company PlaySocial, Inc. produced the GreatPrivacyDebate videos based on scripts written by Evan Gore, a comedy writer, whose extensive list of credits include work for Disney, Cartoon Network, BET and Nickelodeon. The parodies feature voice impersonations of numerous talented artists arranged through Voice123 and VoiceBunny.com.
The preview version of the new SetMyPrivacy app is being tested beginning with Windows desktop users, with plans in place for releasing it for Mac, iOS and the Android mobile platform.
About Private Access, Inc.
Private Access, Inc. is a pioneer in the emerging field of Dynamic Consent Technology (DCT), and is dedicated to the concept that gaining benefits from the World Wide Web should not come at the expense of personal privacy. The firm’s patented technologies focus on creating simple and intuitive tools to make it safe for sensitive personal information, including medical records, to be accessible over the Internet. Learn more at www.PrivateAccess.info
- For the GreatPrivacyDebate image:
<A HREF="http://www.greatprivacydebate.com/?utm_source=bizwire&utm_medium=press%2Brelease&utm_campaign=bzpr01"><img src="http://bit.ly/PdYRT7" width=425 height=332 title="Great Privacy Debate" border=0 /></A>
- For the Republican version animation:
<iframe class="vidyard_iframe" src="http://api.vidyard.com/playbackengine/S0DwaIXcIc8J5eA3MV3kpQ/?iframe=true&" width="640" height="360" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>
- For the Democratic version animation:
<iframe class="vidyard_iframe" src="http://api.vidyard.com/playbackengine/Dso5kZQ6ATIv8xDclopLYA/?iframe=true&" width="640" height="360" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50430652&lang=en
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
May. 26, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,855
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
May. 26, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,204
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
May. 26, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 346
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...
May. 26, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,157
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
May. 26, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,722
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
May. 26, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,995
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
May. 26, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,032
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
May. 26, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,860
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
May. 26, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,204
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
May. 26, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 977
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
May. 26, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,486
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
May. 26, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,288
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
May. 26, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,488
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
May. 26, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,187
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...
May. 26, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,934