Today, ex-government employee, Edward Snowden is recognized around the world for his role in leaking highly classified information about government mass surveillance. We explore the benefits and consequences of modern surveillance and how both private business entities and governments are acquiring information from millions of Americans.
We’ve all seen how our fiction portrays cybercrime, but what does it really look like? Jonathan Lusthaus, the director of the Human Cybercriminal Project at the University of Oxford, joins the show to talk about the real crimes committed online and what, if anything, we can do to protect ourselves.
We talk to a journalist who has tried to erase her digital footprint, and an attorney who deals with online privacy about protecting your person information online.
Our guests discuss how gossip websites operate and how to protect yourself from false and embarrassing information that appears online.