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(R)evolution: Stanford Law’s Ryan Calo on Privacy Harm and Education

Welcome to the (R)evolution, a new series that connects you to the people, trends, and ideas defining the future of business, culture, and media.

There’s a poignant observation by Gabriel García Márquez I’d like to share with you, “Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life.” Which do you broadcast?

The social web is not powered by technology as much as it is by people. While it is the responsibility of social networks and services to ensure that privacy settings are in our control, as well as easy to understand and manage, the consequences of our actions ultimately fall on us. And as a result, what we say, share, and do online is there for others to discover. The web has a long memory and what people discover is usually theirs to interpret without the benefit of our explanation. As it is today, we’re reactive rather than proactive with the digital shadows we cast.

Ryan Calo runs the Consumer Privacy Project at Stanford Law School. He joins us on (R)evolution episode 14 to discuss privacy and his research on privacy harm and human interface design to move technology, and interaction, toward a more productive and collaborative social landscape.

Please watch this important discussion…

Please read Ryan Calo’s paper on Privacy Harm.

Words to live by…


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Past Episodes:

Episode 1: Empowered with Josh Bernoff
Episode 2: Silicon Valley vs. The World with Sarah Lacy
Episode 3: Rick Bakas on Social Media, Wine and Community
Episode 4: Charlene Li on Open Leadership
Episode 5: Michael Fertik on Privacy and Social Networks
Episode 6: Philip Kaplan on Social Commerce and Influence
Episode 7: Scott Monty Steers Ford to Social Relevance
Episode 8: Frank Eliason on the Social Business and Customer Service
Episode 9: Mark Burnett on Storytelling
Episode 10: Editor-in-Chief Dan Farber on the Future of News
Episode 11: Katie Couric on Social Media and Real-Time Journalism – Part 1
Episode 12: Katie Couric on Fact-First-Journalism and Digital Identity – Part 2
Episode 13: Katie Couric on Privacy and Personal Branding – Part 3
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10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “(R)evolution: Stanford Law’s Ryan Calo on Privacy Harm and Education”

  1. Rahul says:

    Great article. Thanks for the revelation about revolution…

  2. Thank you, that was really interesting – food for thought. Could you clarify what you meant by your reference to Google Ad Manager – for company/brand profile – where can one access it. I have had a look online but cannot ascertain where to find the relevant information. Many thanks.

  3. Eric Woning says:

    I’ve also heard Jeff Jarvis say that you can access your Google profile and say “I want this taken out of my profile” etc. I just have never found this function yet. And I’ve been searching.
    i think Google is the scariest place: it has both search, as well as a LOT of advertising (Through DFA) as well as a larger & larger chunk of the surfing (through chrome) data.
    Can you disclose where I can find this info and adapt it?

  4. I just marathoned your youtube channel this weekend. Feeling pumped for 2011!

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