READ and LISTEN: Introducing: The Privacy Paradox – Note to Self – WNYC
From Duck Duck Go
[DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn’t track you. We protect your search history from everyone — even them!]
“Companies like Google uses your profile to filter the results they show you, based on what they think you are most likely to click on. This is commonly known as the “Filter Bubble.” It’s a form of corporate censorship that can be used to influence public opinion (even unintentionally), such as election outcomes and other political issues.”
Want to learn more about how you are being censored? Check out the TED talk by Eli Parsier.
PBS: What Do Data Brokers Really Know?
While at the Aspen Ideas Festival in CO, Julia Angwin sat down with PBS’s Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what kinds of information data brokers gather about us, how they use it, and what we can do about it. Read a transcript of our conversation, or watch the video below.
Granted, in the absence of a national ID card, “we the people” are already tracked in a myriad of ways: through our state driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, bank accounts, purchases and electronic transactions; by way of our correspondence and communication devices—email, phone calls and mobile phones; through chips implanted in our vehicles, identification documents, even our clothing.