Sep 19, 2017

33: Equifax and the future of your data

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Ever heard the one about the frog in a pot of boiling water?

In the wake of the Equifax hack (and the one before that, and the one before that … ), how should you think about credit, data security and online privacy? And what could the European Union teach American companies about protecting your data? Then: “Outlander” showrunner Ronald D. Moore answers our Make Me Smart question, and we answer some of your questions about #NoConfederate and our interview with April Reign.  

Mentioned on the show: If you want to learn more about the history of credit reporting agencies in the United States, you can read Josh Lauer’s book  “Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America.” And if you want to read more about why the idea of a show called “Confederate” upsets people before they’ve even seen it, we’ve got some links for you at our website

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