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HASAN ELAHI ON DIGITAL PRIVACY

Harrison Berry | Boise Weekly

Read an except from Department of Art's professor Hasan Elahi's interview with Boise Weekly about digital privacy:

"Why post everything about yourself on a website?

My reaction was not unlike anybody else's initial reaction of being accused of being a terrorist suspect. You get angry about it, but after a couple of weeks, then what? I think that's where it hit me: I could do something about it. I could turn this around and that's the approach I took with it.

Why should we redefine privacy in the internet age?

You may be the most secretive person in the world, but that doesn't prevent other people from publishing information about you. When you look at what's in your phone, your phone is a master spy. It takes care of so many bits of detail."

Read the full interview here

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Date of Publication: 
9/20/17