Our Privacy Delusions

Friday, June 14, 2013


We all claim to want privacy online, but that desire is rarely reflected in our online behavior. In a story that originally aired in January, OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman looks into the futile attempts we make to protect our digital identities.

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto op.77 in D Major


Alessandro Acquisti, Jacob Appelbaum, Sarah Feinberg, Mat Honan and Ryan Singel

Produced by:

Sarah Abdurrahman

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country policy fiend

The Ugandan "anti-homosexuality bill" or "kill the gays bill" as it used to be called no longer calls for the death penalty for HIV positive gays as of November 2012.

This information can be confirmed on the Huffington Post article, Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill Won't Contain Death Penalty: Report and BBC's article, Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill: MPs drop death penalty.

Jun. 16 2013 08:13 PM

Wish privacy experts would stop blaming us for reusing passwords. Almost every web site requires password just to comment. I've probably got over 100. No way can they all be unique.

Web sites can prevent ordinary hacking by limiting login tries before lockout (3-5). Most major breakins are result of flaw in web site's internal security giving access to uid database where brute force attacks can work.

Jun. 16 2013 05:45 PM

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