Privacy: What's Left to Protect

Arguably, the most important questions we need to ask when we begin our connected lives are, "why do I want to use this tool, app, game?" and, "why does the creating company want me to use it?" Most likely the reasons are different, placing us "users" in a bit of a conundrum. You see, in order for me to make the most of a particular app, I have to volunteer a lot of personal information, and the more personal information I offer, the better the company knows me, and the better the company knows me, the easier I am to target... and to sell stuff to... and to make money off of and so on. Sometimes there are options to keep privacy levels high and we make efforts to give away as little as possible, but often we volunteer our information in small chunks, not really recognizing that we've given all we have. Information about you is tied into the things you click, like, share, purchase, almost purchase, post, review, search, visit (IRL and online), etc.  It doesn't feel like an invasion, because I feel safe - because I'm using my device in the comfort of my home and I'm sharing my life, ideas, and thoughts with my online community. However, even if I have a private account, I need to remember that once I post something, it's no longer private. 

Watch, Read & Listen


January 29, 2017

The reason behind and the launch of the Privacy Paradox. 


February 27, 2018

Do you post pictures of your kids? Do they post pictures of you? Why? Why not? Listen to host Manoush Zomorodi discuss these questions with psychologist and author Guy Winch. 


November 02, 2017

Is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? Host Alex Goldman investigates. 


January 10, 2018

A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.


March 20, 2018

Data, protection, and Facebook. Read on to learn how valuable all of your clicks, likes, shares, and posts are.

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