control your own data and share it with third parties on an opt-in basis

many people are becoming uncomfortable about companies like Facebook and Google hoarding vast amounts of our personal information

OpenPDS was designed in MIT’s Media Lab

If you want to install an app on your smartphone, you usually have to agree to give the program access to various functions and to data on the phone, such as your contacts. Instead of letting the apps have direct access to the data, openPDS sits in between them, controlling the flow of information. Hosted either on a smartphone or on an internet-connected hard drive in your house, it siphons off data from your phone or computer as you generate it

It can store your current and historical location, browsing history, content and information related to sent and received emails, and any other personal data required. When external applications or services need to know things about you to provide a service, they ask openPDS the question, and it tells them the answer – if you allow it to

With openPDS, you control your own data and share it with third parties on an opt-in basis.

 

source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029374.600-private-data-gatekeeper-stands-between-you-and-the-nsa.html

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