It's the notion that in a free society, anyone should be able to read, learn, and debate without being monitored and recorded. Americans have long cherished this freedom, but author Neil Richards says it's being threatened by pervasive online tracking of digital habits and social media discussions.
In his book "The Black Box Society," Pasquale exposes secret algorithms behind the scenes of corporate America.
Obama's proposed Student Digital Privacy Act aims to limit what schools can do with data collected from apps used in K-12 classrooms. But college students are just as vulnerable to privacy violations.
Since the hacked Sony e-mails have nothing to do with whistleblowing or matters of political and national importance, publishing them is nothing more than privacy evisceration courtesy of media opportunism.
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