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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s disingenuous charity scam, our end-of-the-year round-up, and listener mail.
Today’s podcast looks at government, technological and volcanic monitoring that are all increasing vastly in our world.
For “Monitoring Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Grand Central Station whether they believe whether there is any personal privacy today. People also share the steps they take to protect their privacy.
You are under surveillance right now. Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you’re unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it.
Secret Week – The logistics, practicalities, and limitations of the Tor web browser.
Hacking Week – Public officials and Silicon Valley battle over customers’ encryption rights.

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