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Eight Forty-Eight

How We Maintain Privacy in a More Public World

There's news today that security cameras in and around Times Square are providing investigators more with potential evidence against the suspect in last weekend's attempted car bombing. That has U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York asking for federal funds to buy more cameras – all in the hopes of thwarting crime. Some say great – a little less privacy might protect us all. These concerns about privacy are taking place as social networking sites have become increasingly popular ways to say what's on your mind and read what's on others. How many times have you updated your Facebook profile today – let the world know what you're doing, thinking, or reading? So does privacy still exist when we live in a world where we're either forced or choose to live so publicly? And does it matter?
Panel:
Christina Nippert-Eng—Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois Institute of Technology and author of the forthcoming book Islands of Privacy
Wailin Wong—Chicago Tribune reporter who covers consumer technology
Kelly Kessler—Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at DePaul University

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