Privacy

The privacy of your information – and your identity – is a growing concern in this digital age. Every time you allow cookies, fill in an online form, join a social media channel or subscribe to a streaming service, you leave a trail. As long as that gives you access to what you want, and protects your individual information, it's not a problem – but you should be aware when your data is a commodity that is bought and sold, and when hackers can dig into your personal information. How can you protect yourself individually and still enjoy the collective information and entertainment the internet offers?


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As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

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Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control – and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe.

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Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

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Peter Mills and Jennifer Miller

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Joshua A. T. Fairfield

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