Thanks to online shopping, internet banks and social media, our information has never been more vulnerable to theft. We explore what exactly is in all of those privacy agreements we often agree to without reading, and how we can try to reclaim our privacy in a digital world.
Julia Angwin, journalist and author, Dragnet Nation: A quest for privacy, security and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance
William King, adjunct professor of law at ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law and clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago
It seems you can’t get away from email spam, Internet scams and companies using your online purchases and web browsing to badger you with shopping opportunities. Every time you sign up for a blog or make a purchase, you are inundated with unwanted – and sometimes dangerous – intrusions into your personal and private information. We talk to a journalist who has tried to erase her digital footprint, and an attorney who deals with online privacy about the issue. We discuss ways you can get rid of some third parties who spy on your online activities, learn about better password protection, and find out why we are probably never going to be able to rid ourselves of all snooping in the future.
Synopsis: We’ve all learned how to become more careful about protecting our credit card and financial information from hackers. However, there are new ways that criminals can invade our privacy and, often, there’s little the police can do about it. We talk to a cyber-security expert and a technology attorney about the new threats to privacy – and even personal safety – and how we can protect ourselves from intrusions into our homes and lives.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Marc Goodman, author of “Future Crimes: Everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable and what we can do about it”; Adam Rouse, Legal Fellow for the Institute for Science, Law and Technology, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.