Family Meeting: Your Privacy Boundaries

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Today's two-hour show is all about privacy. Where do you draw the line with what you're willing to share with companies? With the government? Your friends and neighbors? And why? We'll talk about possible solutions to privacy dilemmas, and hear from you about sharing and power dynamics in a world where big corporations and the government know an awful lot. Deborah Estrin of Cornell NYC Tech will talk about health and your small data, and Mary Madden of Pew discusses how teens in your family talk about digital privacy. Plus: computer scientist Jaron Lanier, author of Who Owns the Future?, and Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts.

Your Car Knows Your Secrets

How would you feel about a car that knows—and stores—everything about you, including how often you speed and whether you’re a seatbelt scofflaw? What if that technology could one day lower your insurance bills?

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Privacy and Your Health

Deborah Estrin is a professor of computer science at Cornell NYC Tech, an open source advocate and the co-founder of the non-profit Open mHealth. She talks about how the data you generate about yourself -- through smartphones, your habits, and even sensors -- can be used to find clues about your health, and what the technology says about our privacy.

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What to Actually Worry About When it Comes to Your Privacy

Can two 'experts at the internet' agree on what is scary out there on the web and what isn't?

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Privacy in Our Families

Mary Madden, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, talks about how teens engage with privacy online, and how parents and families can navigate digital lives and privacy concerns.


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Take Our Privacy Conundrums Quiz

On Tuesday's Brian Lehrer Show, we're doing a full two-hour show on privacy. Here, some questions about where you draw the line when it comes to trading away your privacy in return for a particular service. We'll take these up -- and more -- on air starting 10am Tuesday. See the results of the survey here.

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