Adriene Hill is a senior multimedia reporter for the Marketplace sustainability desk, with a focus on consumer issues and the individual relationship to sustainability and the environment. 

Hill joined Marketplace in 2010 and helped cover the BP oil spill as well as work on one ofMarketplace’s most successful and popular online features “Future Jobs-O-Matic.”  Hill’s biggest job satisfaction is being able to ask really smart people all sorts of questions.

Prior to joining Marketplace, Hill worked at WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter. 

Hill has received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called “Inside & Out.” They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she was a double major and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics. She also received her master’s degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

Features By Adriene Hill

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Stop following me.

Wired is reporting that a new lawsuit filed in California alleges that tracking software from web analytics firm KISSmetrics violates privacy laws....
Posted In: cookies, privacy, security, spotify
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Germany asks Facebook to back off

A German regulator has asked Facebook to disable its photo tagging software, warning it could violate European privacy laws. The New York Times...
Posted In: Facebook, Germany, privacy
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Who needs a wallet when you've got a smartphone?

We're getting closer and closer to the day when we can use our smartphones to buy pretty much whatever we want.
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T-Mobile joins the payment party

Yesterday, we wrote about Verizon teaming up with American Express to let customers buy stuff with their phones. Now, T-Mobile is planning to la...
Posted In: credit, mobile, T-Mobile
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Another way to waste time on Facebook

Scrabble knock-off Words with Friends is coming to Facebook today. Words with Friends is made by Zynga, the company behind Farmville, CityVille, ...
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, words with friends
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Robots can learn, and there's no way this will ever go wrong.

In a move that has absolutely no downsides, scientists in Japan have built a robot that can think, learn and do things it hasn't been programmed to...
Posted In: futuristic, robots
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Proposed legislation would punish countries that don't help the US stop cyber attacks

Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), have introduced The International Cybercrime and Reporting Act, which would hold...
Posted In: cybercrime, legislation, security
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Biggest cyber-attack ever

Security company McAfee has just released a paper revealing a massive set of cyber-attacks, infiltrating 72 organizations. Reuters is calling it...
Posted In: China, cybercrime, hacking, McAfee, security
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Scary but informative -- the Black Hat cybersecurity convention

Cybersecurity geeks are in Las Vegas this week to talk about problems and vulnerabilities with all sorts of information technology. Part-intellectual, part-show-off, a lot scary, it's the Black Hat convention.
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Making and taking mobile credit payments

Buying and selling is getting a whole lot more mobile....
Posted In: american express, mobile, Square

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