Is Privacy Dead?

March 23, 2014

Has the news of government surveillance gotten you thinking that Big Brother is watching? What can we do to protect our information, online and in the real world? We examine privacy - what it means and how it's changing.

  1. Snowden's revelations - Ben Wizner

    What do the NSA disclosures really tell us? Ben Wizner should know. When he's not directing the ACLU's Speech Privacy and Technology Project, he doubles as Edward Snowden's legal adviser. He explains why we should be worried about the agency's push to expand its surveillance programs.

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  2. On Privacy - Garret Keizer

    Most of us think we have a right to a certain amount of privacy in our lives, but what do we actually mean by it? Writer Garret Keizer tells Steve Paulson how he'd define it. 

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  3. Sonic Sidebar: "The Marina Experiment"

    Filmmaker Marina Lutz had little privacy growing up, Her father captured every piece of her life, from the mundane to the intimate, on film. Later, she rediscovered the footage and assembled it into her award-winning documentary “The Marina Experiment." 

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  4. Social networks and privacy - Lori Andrews

    Remember the last thing you posted on Facebook? It may seem harmless, but what we post online can be found by employers, schools, and lawyers, and the results can be disastrous. Author Lori Andrews says people have lost jobs and even custody of children when certain posts landed in the wrong hands.

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  5. Dangerous Idea: Urban Exploration

    Cultural geographer Bradley Garrett's Dangerous Idea? Rediscover overlooked sites in cities.

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  6. On Our Minds: The Big Bang

    Cosmology is on our minds, with the remarkable new discovery confirming the Big Bang. To get a better sense of what it all means – and how creation stories like the Big Bang have shaped our sense of ourselves – Steve Paulson turned to Adam Frank, an astrophysicist who writes for NPR’s science blog 13.7.   He’s the author of the book “About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang.”

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