Apr 18, 2017

13: ‘Nobody’s got to use the internet’

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But if you do, shouldn't there be some privacy?

In a recent town hall with Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a constituent was upset about the congressman’s vote to repeal internet privacy laws. He replied, “Well, you know, nobody’s got to use the internet.”

But online privacy scholar Joel Reidenberg tells us your privacy is still under threat even if you don’t use sites like Facebook or Google.

“If you’re not a gmail user but you receive email from a gmail user, than half of your conversation is data-mined by Google. All of this information can be aggregated to enable pretty detailed portrayals of individuals.” 

By the way, you all had a lot of thoughts on our conversation with George Lakoff last week, so here’s a full transcript.

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