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ONLINE PRIVACY

July 30, 2010

On National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," reporter Aaron Couch thinks aloud about the privacy news and events of the past week, asking "what apps can I download and what social networks can I use without giving up too much?" Noting the ability for mobile phone apps and speech recognition apps, among others, to amass users' personal information, Couch wonders "where all this is headed." It's not hard to imagine living in a utopia "in which corporations know so much about us, and advertising is so personalized, that they can give us exactly what we think we want and need," he says.
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