21 Jun 2017

Announcing the Cozy Connector community developer program


Cozy Collect, the app that empowers users to collect their personal data from third parties, using connectors

Would like to learn how to make holes in data silos? Let me explain: as Cozy V3 Beta is about to be released, we can move forward on what makes Cozy truly unique: enabling individuals to collect their personal data from third party services such as energy providers, mobile operators and e-commerce sites, for example. To make this possible, one needs to write tiny programs called connectors built with Node.js. Quite a few connectors are already available but we need to have more available so that Cozy attracts a broader audience.

This is exactly why we’re starting a developer community program for developers. This program is based on two things:

  • Developer documentation (publication pending)
  • A series of workshops where one can learn how to develop a Cozy connector.

Developing a connector is a great way to start contributing to the Cozy ecosystem and make progress as you learn JavaScript development… while liberating user data from central proprietary silos!

If you are interested by this topic, please register to participate to the first workshop that will take place in Paris on June 28. Not available on this date? register to the Cozy Meetup so we can let you know about upcoming events!

See you at the upcoming workshop then, as liberating personal data is a hell of a way to “Make Internet Great Again”!

14 Jun 2017

Cozy at Viva Technology trade show


Some of our readers may want to attend the Viva Technology show but are concerned about the steep price, so we’ve decided to help by giving away free three-day passes (cost: EUR490!)

As we suspect that there may be more requests than available passes, we need a way to decide who gets the pass and who does not. Here is how we want to proceed to get a free pass:

  1. download the Make Internet Great Again image (see below);
  2. create a fun picture that includes the Make Internet Great Again picture (here is an example);
  3. post it on Twitter before 8AM (Paris time) tomorrow June 15th 2017 and mention @mycozycloud (this is important, otherwise we won’t know who wants a pass);
  4. cross fingers to make as many RTs and likes as possible. We’re going to take the top three people who have the most of these (we’ll consider that 1 RT is worth 2 likes).

Launch Photoshop, The Gimp (or even MS-Paint, if that’s really your thing) and get creative!


9 Jun 2017

Cozy Cloud shows off a completely new pre-version of its personal cloud solution


This brand new version of the Cozy personal cloud arises a great usability improvement, a new architecture more scalable and the sync with new operating systems (Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android). Paris, 9th of June 2017, during the Futur en Seine Festival, Cozy Cloud introduces a brand new version  […]

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17 May 2017

About WannaCry and strong crypto


We have been offered by the Mobile Ecosystem Forum to write a little something about the hot topic of the days, the WannaCry ransomware, who is causing damage to many individuals and organizations. The article has been published: ransomware attacks and lessons to be learnt, but we only had room for  […]

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14 Apr 2017

Benjamin Bayart on privacy, freedoms and democracy

We have invited Benjamin Bayart to talk about privacy, freedoms and democracy. Benjamin is known for his involvement in the Quadrature du Net, the “Exégètes Amateurs” and the French Data Network FDN, as well as the FDN Federation. What is the relationship between targeted advertising, mass  […]

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