Privacy http://nhpr.org en Should The U.S. Adopt A "Right To Be Forgotten" Online? http://nhpr.org/post/should-us-adopt-right-be-forgotten-online <p>Even the least tech-savvy among us has probably built up some kind of an online “past”, whether through photos on Facebook, or a mention in a newspaper article, or public documents- from arrests to divorce to debt.&nbsp; On one hand, this 'permanent record' can be a great benefit for potential employers and others curious about us, providing a sense of our job history, personal life, and accomplishments all with one Google search. At the same time, though, mistakes, embarrassing photographs, or other indiscretions are also cataloged, seemingly forever. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:51 +0000 The Exchange 51870 at http://nhpr.org Should The U.S. Adopt A "Right To Be Forgotten" Online? 6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy http://nhpr.org/post/61714-jacques-cousteaus-legacy-oj-musical-and-price-privacy <p>Fabien Cousteau hopes to break the record for longest time spent in an underwater lab, and he's well on his way to achieving that goal. He spoke to us from 63 feet below the surface about Mission 31, a research and outreach adventure intended to promote ocean education and conservation. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware, protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;<strong>Read More</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:20:33 +0000 Word of Mouth 50360 at http://nhpr.org 6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy 4.3.14: Boston Murder Connected To The Marathon Bombings, The Price of Privacy, And Hot Dog Emojis http://nhpr.org/post/4314-boston-murder-connected-marathon-bombings-price-privacy-and-hot-dog-emojis <p></p><p>Today on Word of Mouth, the Boston Marathon bombings happened a year ago this month, but questions about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible involvement in a triple homicide remain. Investigative reporter Susan Zalkind discusses the complicated case, and whether police missed their chance to apprehend Tsarnaev long before the marathon bombs. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware,protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? We'll ask&nbsp; And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:06:57 +0000 Word of Mouth 46130 at http://nhpr.org 4.3.14: Boston Murder Connected To The Marathon Bombings, The Price of Privacy, And Hot Dog Emojis N.H. House Rejects License Plate Scanner Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-rejects-license-plate-scanner-bill <p>The House not only rejected allowing police to use license plate scanners, it then took the extra step of voting 214-135 to forbid that the issue be revisited in any form this year.</p><p></p><p>While supporters argued that plates information would be retained in the scanners for just 3 minutes, and might help solve crimes, critics like Manchester Democrat Joel Winters argued they erode privacy and embolden police to improperly conduct surveillance on the innocent.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:01:08 +0000 Josh Rogers 41894 at http://nhpr.org TD Bank Blames 'Vendor Error' For Customers Receiving Others' Statements http://nhpr.org/post/td-bank-blames-vendor-error-customers-receiving-others-statements <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Some customers of TD Bank in New Hampshire say they had their information sent to other customers because of what the bank called a &quot;vendor error.&quot;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:24:48 +0000 Associated Press 35753 at http://nhpr.org Athens Community Builds Its Own Internet http://nhpr.org/post/athens-community-builds-its-own-internet <p></p><p>Activism and innovation among Greeks started long before that country's debt crisis. In 2002, an Athens community fed up by slow and expensive service set up its own private internet. More than 1000 members of the Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network have free access to the web with speeds up to 30 times faster than commercial telecom carriers in the area. Given global concerns over the extent of the NSA’s surveillance program, independent “mesh” networks like the one in Athens could be adapted in other communities.</p><p><strong>Joe Kloc </strong>is a<a href="http://www.dailydot.com/politics/greek-off-the-grid-internet-mesh/"> reporter for <em>The Daily Dot.</em></a></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:31:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Taylor Quimby 35113 at http://nhpr.org Athens Community Builds Its Own Internet Facial Recognition Databases Add To Privacy Concerns http://nhpr.org/post/facial-recognition-databases-add-privacy-concerns <p>Facial recognition databases containing millions of are being scanned by local and federal government agencies to help curb everything from driver’s license fraud to terrorism. The growing library of faces also consists of non-offenders and innocent witnesses; many of the photos were taken without the subject’s consent or knowledge. For some, this accumulation of facial data is adding to growing concerns over individual privacy rights.</p><p><strong>Craig Timberg </strong>is the Washington Post’s national technology reporter and has been <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/state-photo-id-databases-become-troves-for-police/2013/06/16/6f014bd4-ced5-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html" target="_blank">covering this story</a> along with Ellen Nakashima.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:04:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29821 at http://nhpr.org Facial Recognition Databases Add To Privacy Concerns How The Internet Is Responding To The NSA Story http://nhpr.org/post/how-internet-responding-nsa-story <p>Privacy is a topic we’ve visited and revisited on this program, especially when it comes to the web community’s reaction to shifting policies on our social media and email accounts. Revelations made by former CIA and Booz Allen employee Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s sweeping electronic surveillance program could forever change the “privacy conversation.” Joining us with more on the internet’s reaction to the unfolding NSA story is <strong>Brady Carlson</strong>, our always-vigilant eye on social media and the world of the web.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:32:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 29251 at http://nhpr.org How The Internet Is Responding To The NSA Story The Privacy Paradox http://nhpr.org/post/privacy-paradox <p>As technology advances, our private lives more and more enter the public domain, causing some to call for more laws protecting our personal lives. Others say privacy is not so easily defined and warn against restricting the free flow of information. &nbsp;We’ll look at this debate, and several bills in the State Legislature tightening up privacy laws.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20617 at http://nhpr.org The Privacy Paradox Word of Mouth 9.08.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-9082012 <p><strong>Part 1: The Science of Changing Your Mind/Sex and Religion</strong></p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12374 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 9.08.2012 My Life is Your Life http://nhpr.org/post/my-life-your-life <p>Greta Garbo is best known throughout her storied career for her plea from the 1932 film Grand Hotel. She later left the spotlight and chose to live the rest of her life privately and anonymously – an exit considered freakish by the public and a press which shadowed her the rest of her life. Today, we know far more about everyday citizens who’s allure falls far short of Garbo’s. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:25:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 11534 at http://nhpr.org My Life is Your Life The See All Sample http://nhpr.org/post/see-all-sample <p>How government agencies will soon be sampling DNA from anyone over the age of 14 and possibly even younger.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:36:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5306 at http://nhpr.org The See All Sample It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a drone? http://nhpr.org/post/its-bird-its-planeits-drone <p>Unmanned drones will soon be taking to the skies here in the U.S. What this means for our ever-eroding privacy.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:10:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3378 at http://nhpr.org It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a drone? To Read All Those Web Privacy Policies, Just Take A Month Off Work http://nhpr.org/post/read-all-those-web-privacy-policies-just-take-month-work Internet surfers have long worried that they have insufficient control over their online privacy — despite the privacy policies many people agree to when they visit websites or use online services.<p>There are data to support the surfers' feelings: Online privacy policies are so cumbersome and onerous that it would take the average person about 250 working hours every year — about 30 full working days — to actually read the privacy policies of the websites they visit in a year, according to an <a href="http://lorrie.cranor.org/pubs/readingPolicyCost-authorDraft.pdf">analysis</a> by researchers Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:08:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 3226 at http://nhpr.org To Read All Those Web Privacy Policies, Just Take A Month Off Work