Protecting your privacy online

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(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,file)

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,file)

Guests: Joseph Turow, Natasha Singer

As recent investigation into the big tech companies has revealed that nothing we do online is private.  Our data (our biographical information, our habits, our preferences, our messages) is being tracked, mined, traded and sold by corporations that want to influence our choices and behaviors. It’s what some are calling “surveillance capitalism.” This hour, we’ll talk about data mining, why we should be worried, and how to protect our privacy online. Our guest are JOSEPH TUROW, professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and NATASHA SINGER, technology reporter for The New York Times, who covers data privacy.

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