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  1. Privacy, Data Survivalism and a New Tech Ethics

    There are different approaches to digital privacy. Technologist and entrepreneur Anil Dash tries to flood the Internet with information about himself, not all correct. Reporter Julia Angwin tries to get as invisible as possible. But like Julia says, we’re all kind of losing. Just losing in different ways.

    Manoush talked with Anil and Julia before a live audience at WNYC’s The Greene Space. We chatted about becoming an information prepper, heterogeneity as privacy, and the perennial question: should we all get off Gmail?

    Also, a surprising amount of laughter. And hope.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/bonus-privacy-paradox

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  2. Regina Doherty on the Taoiseach, and toads

    Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty The Government has agreed in principle, to set up a public inquiry under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act to find out if there was a smear campaign against garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe orchestrated by senior gardaí.

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  3. ‘Aisles Have Eyes’ Warns That Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Watching You

    Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too.

    http://www.npr.org/2017/02/13/514322899/aisles-have-eyes-warns-that-brick-and-mortar-stores-are-watching-you

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  4. A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets

    As we all know, Donald Trump’s tweets have become a potent force in our new era. On the one hand, a single tweet can cripple opponents, activate supporters, move markets, and subsume the news cycle. On the other, they’re a window into Trump’s wee-hours, unfiltered id. But when his tweets are full of half-truths, distortions, and often bold-faced lies, should journalists treat them as normal presidential utterances, or something else? Cognitive linguist George Lakoff believes that the press must understand how Trump uses language if we’re to responsibly report on his tweets, not just magnify their misinformation. He talks with Brooke about the categories he’s come up with for thinking about Trump tweets.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/taxonomy-trump-tweets/

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  5. The Bookie, The Phone Booth, and The FBI

    This week, Note to Self gets in our time machine, back to the court cases that brought privacy from the founding fathers to Google Docs. Stories of bookies on the Sunset Strip, microphones taped to phone booths, and a 1975 Monte Carlo. And where the Fourth Amendment needs to go, now that we’re living in the future.

    The amendment doesn’t mention privacy once. But those 54 little words, written more than 200 years ago, are a crucial battleground in today’s fight over our digital rights. That one sentence is why the government can’t listen to your phone calls without a warrant. And it’s why they don’t need one to find out who you’re calling.

    But now, we share our deepest thoughts with Google, through what we search for and what we email. And we share our most intimate conversations with Alexa, when we talk in its vicinity. So how does the Fourth Amendment apply when we’re surrounded by technology the Founding Fathers could never dream of?

    With Laura Donohue, director of Georgetown’s Center on Privacy and Technology. Supreme Court audio from the wonderful Oyez.org, under a Creative Commons license.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/fourth-amendment-privacy

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  6. Big Pharma’s Hold on Your Body

    "Adam Tanner, author and fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, joins us to discuss his new book Our Bodies Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records. Tanner examines how big pharma invades our medical privacy with a detailed account of how drug companies collect, analyze and sell patient data. He reveals that anyone who has ever visited a doctor has likely had their prescriptions, hospital records, insurance claims, blood-test results, and more bought and sold for corporate gain."

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/big-pharmas-hold-your-body/

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  7. Digging Into Facebook’s File On You - Note To Self

    So here’s the thing: every time you "like" something, share something, tag yourself in a photo, or click on an article on Facebook, the site collects data on you and files it away in their folder of YOU. And it’s not just your activity on Facebook that they’re keeping track of. They also track what device you used to log on, what other app you came from, other sites you’ve visited, and much more.

    All that data helps Facebook paint a detailed picture of who you are and what you like for advertisers. The problem is that we don’t know how, exactly, that picture is formed. The algorithms at work are a "black box." We don’t know how these algorithms decide whether we’re a "trendy mom" or a "frequent traveler." And we don’t know how they decide which ads to show us. In short, no one is really accountable.

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/propublica-facebook-algorithms-bias-privacy/

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  8. Is My Phone Eavesdropping On Me? - Note To Self

    "This week, we’re talking with the one and only Walter Kirn. He covers privacy, tech and surveillance, and – unrelated – he wrote the book behind "Up in the Air" with George Clooney. His most recent work lives in this month’s Atlantic Magazine, and it’s called "If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy.""

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  9. Aral Balkan and ethical design – Boss Level Podcast

    "If I’m concerned about privacy, my guest today is probably ten times more so. Aral is an activist, a designer and a software developer. He’s one of the founders of Indie, a tiny social enterprise working for social justice in the digital age. He’s also the man behind the Ethical Design Manifesto."

    http://www.bosslevelpodcast.com/aral-balkan-and-ethical-design/

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  10. Anil Dash — Tech’s Moral Reckoning

    "A wildly popular blogger, tech entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley influencer, Anil Dash has been an early activist for moral imagination in the digital sphere — an aspiration which has now become an urgent task. We explore the unprecedented power, the learning curves ahead, and how we can all contribute to the humane potential of technology in this moment."

    http://www.onbeing.org/program/anil-dash-tech-s-moral-reckoning/9132

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