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New Tech City: How to Disappear from the Internet

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jared Cohen on the New Digital Age

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas and a former adviser to secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, takes on some of the toughest questions about our future: Who will be more powerful in the future, the citizen or the state? Will technology make terrorism easier or harder to carry out? What is the relationship between privacy and security, and how much will we have to give up to be part of the new digital age? In The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, he and Eric Schmidt outline the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Actress Lauren Graham, Surviving a Stroke, Jared Cohen on Our Digital Future

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lauren Graham talks about her acting career and about writing her first novel. New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin talks about having a stroke nearly two years ago. Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and a former advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, talks about how new technologies are making us re-evaluate all corners of public and private life.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Gavin Newsom on Citizenville

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gavin Newsom former mayor of San Francisco, current Lt. Gov. of California discusses his book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Big Data, Data Mining, and You

Friday, December 14, 2012

The explosion of social media and smartphones has digitized of our lives and created new opportunities for industries to access an unprecedented amount of data about us. Financial Times technology correspondent April Dembosky has covered the rise of “big data”—and what companies are doing with all this information about us—for a new series in the paper.

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