Blog Archive for December 2015

What's Your Score?

Earlier this fall, the Atlantic published a piece forecasting a data-driven culture where consumers are assigned a single score. In the future, members of society are judged against this number. Who you date or conduct business with will be determined by this score. Yet, this may not be in the future. As noted in the World Privacy Forum report “
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Safety Tips from Vijilent

At Vijilent we keep saying that we are all about trust and safety.  So for the month of December we will be providing safety tips to take with you anywhere and particularly as you navigate the sharing economy. 12/1: Wear a seat belt.  There is a 50% reduction in injury or fatality if you are wearing a seat belt.  Make Mom proud, where your seat...
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Living and Dying on Airbnb

I started my day today by reading this very raw account of a son's loss of his father due to an unfortunate accident during an Airbnb visit.  The NYT also followed up on the story and the NYT author, Ron Lieber, questions the liability issue - who is responsible? Airbnb?  The homeowner? The guest? The insurance companies? Regards of who holds responsibility...
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Keeping Personal Information Secure, especially when cyber buying

More on personal information security. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with a goal to "protect consumers: prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace" has an article on how to keep your personal information secure.  It is useful reading for everyone that uses the internet - which is almost all people living in the...
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