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  • Episode 14: Privacy in the Facebook Age

    Recently 50 million Facebook users had their personal information extracted and used for political and commercial purposes. In the wake of this scandal, we’ve all become much more aware of how our use of social media clashes with our desire for privacy. Are technical fixes and awareness enough, or is it time for Facebook and other online services to be regulated? Our guest Woodrow Hartzog is a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University and discusses the battle and future of our personal information.

  • Zuckerberg Agrees to Congressional Testimony

    Woodrow Hartzog, a professor at Northeastern University Law School, discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s agreement to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the company’s data usage policies. He speaks with Bloomberg’s June Grasso.

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  • Week In Geek Podcast: What will it take for us to quit Facebook?

    Facebook is still reeling from the revelation that a British firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly used millions of its users’ data. #DeleteFacebook is trending and those in the tech world are closely watching how users react to the news.

    Can the tech giant turn a new leaf? What data are we willing to give up for the convenience of platforms? And would paying for services like Facebook solve the problem?

  • Amazon Go: No checkouts, but you are being watched

    Nobody likes to wait in line. So today, Amazon removed that unpleasantness from the neighborhood grocery store. At Amazon Go, you walk in, pick up your groceries and walk out.

    There are no checkout lines or scanners and almost no employees, just sensors and cameras. But what is that convenience going to cost you? We talk with Geekwire’s Todd Bishop and University of Washington law professor and privacy expert Ryan Calo.

    Listen to the full interview at KUOW 94.9

  • Should posting revenge porn be a federal crime?

    Revenge porn is the non-consensual sharing of nude photos or videos. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have revenge porn laws, according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. And now Congress is considering a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Danielle Citron, an adviser on the bill and a law professor at the University of Maryland.

  • The Call-In: Sharing Your Passwords With Your Partner

    Sharing passwords with a partner can be tricky. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with tech experts Nancy Baym and Woodrow Hartzog while Becky McDougal from Malden, Mass. shares her experience.

     

  • How a Quaker’s suit against the Secretary of Defense still impacts cases over government surveillance

    You have reason to believe you’re being monitored by the government, that they are following you and cataloging everywhere you go and everyone you talk to. The knowledge haunts you, and has a chilling effect on everything you do. But can you sue to stop it? In this month’s episode, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Jeffrey Vagle about his new book, Being Watched: Legal Challenges to Government Surveillance about the current challenges to government surveillance, and a seminal Supreme Court case in 1972 whose effects are still being felt today.

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