Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Day 3: Something To Hide

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

It's not just clicks and likes. Marketers are mining the words you use, your tone and sentence length, to profile you. Today, find out who the Internet thinks you are. 

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Day 2: The Search For Your Identity

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Today, we go from creepy to crappy. Creepy is the feeling that the machines know something. Crappy is, at least, knowing what they know. And taking a step to slow the information flow. 

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Day 1: What Your Phone Knows

Monday, February 06, 2017

Your Privacy Paradox challenges start today.  What does your phone know about you? Too much, probably. Time to take charge. 

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Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now

Monday, January 30, 2017

How can you stay digitally connected without feeling intruded upon? WNYC's five-day plan hopes to take the mystery out of digital privacy and improve lives both online and off.

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Introducing: The Privacy Paradox

Monday, January 30, 2017

What you need to know to take back your digital identity - and maybe even your soul. 

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Saving Big Data From Itself

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Researchers say big data can save the world. But the data has to come from somewhere. And that somewhere is us.

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The Bookie, The Phone Booth, and The FBI

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How one gambler on the Sunset Strip laid the legal groundwork for privacy in the digital age.

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The Four Tendencies: How to Feed Good Habits

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Are you an upholder, a questioner, an obliger or a rebel? Figuring out your cognitive house might be the key to changing your bad tech habits for good.

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New Year. Same Old You.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Can we start fresh when every step, nap, and calorie are measured? If even a hard-core coder fails at a tech-enabled diet, maybe we need a new way to optimize our quantified selves.

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Go Ahead. Miss Out.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

FOMO is real. And it's amplified during the holiday season when party glam shots and scrumptious food pics are everywhere. So let's embrace a little JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) instead.

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Messages From the Beyond

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How one mom battling cancer is setting up messages for her kids to get after she's gone. And what her kids think about this digital legacy. 

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Meet the Textalyzer... and Our Next Big Project

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

If police smell booze on you behind the wheel, you'll be handed a breathalyzer. But how do they measure clicks and swipes? Plus, a sneak peek at our next big listener project. 

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Distracted Is the New Drunk

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Back in the ‘90s, primetime shows made us all care about drunk driving. Now, we need to stop texting on the road. But we don't watch TV like we used to. So who’s the new influencer? 

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Tech Under Trump

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What data do the feds have on us? Should we encrypt everything? How do we make a tinfoil hat again? This week, privacy and social media in the Trump era. 

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Shaking Up Your Echo Chamber. For Democracy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We click on things we agree with already. Here are concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and find new people, opinions, and voices online. With minimal ick factor. 

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Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist: Thanksgiving Edition

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Don't throw a turkey leg. Don't go ALL CAPS rage over racism on Twitter. This Thanksgiving, when the conversation makes your blood boil, take some deep breaths and just LARA.

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Drop Your Phone, Make Your Bed, Says Gretchen Rubin

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Note to Self listeners are struggling to find joy on the internet after this election. 'Happier' host Gretchen Rubin has advice.

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A Post-Election Note to You

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The nation is divided, and we're all processing. So, we curated a list of 7 episodes from the archive for your post-election reality. 

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Do You Really Want to Live Forever?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Americans voted. Now we can think way, way beyond 2016. The failed 2016 presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan (convincingly) explains why you might live forever and vote for him in 2040.

Mindfulness on Demand

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Can't afford a personal guru? No worries. Chade-Meng Tan, Silicon Valley's mindfulness coach, is making meditation accessible and he's got tips to incorporate it into our everyday lives.

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