Julia Angwin, author of “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance” shares the most effective ways consumers can regain a level of control over the information they share.
1) Download anti-tracking software
By using Software such as Ghostery or Disconnect, you can block ad tracking. HTTPS Everywhere can protect against NSA or criminals grabbing your data while it’s in transit. And Tor can anonymize your location so you can evade censorship or surveillance.
2) “Password” is not an acceptable password
May Day edition.
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 1, 2014.
1. Benghazi smoking gun? A retired U.S. general says it was clear early on the Benghazi attack was a hostile action that was not the result of protests. Air Force Brigadier Gen. Robert Lovell, who served at U.S. Africa Command headquarters at the time of the September 2012 attack, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee the military should have done more to try and save four the four Americans who were killed. Lovell's testimony Thursday came as newly surfaced e-mails revealed the White House urged then-U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice to blame the incident on demonstrations over an anti-Muslim move during her appearances on five Sunday morning talk shows. Republicans are seizing on the new information to raise new questions about a potential White House cover-up. "This Benghazi story is about a foreign policy choice called the light footprint that caught up with this administration. It's about an administration that said no to additional security requests because they didn't want to be like Bush," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The White House is pushing back, saying Republicans are attempting to politicize a tragedy.
By CNN's Deena Zaru
As Americans become more and more dependent on “smart” technology, the type of information shared is getting more personal and the sharing is becoming more frequent.
When the only methods of sharing were e-mail and instant messengers like AIM, Americans had more control over what they shared.
By CNN's Susan Garraty
In the continuing effort to get at Russian President Vladimir Putin where it hurts the most, the White House is encouraging US business leaders to withdraw from planned participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to be held later this month in Russia.
White House spokesperson Caitlin Hayden tells CNN's State of the Union that participating in the forum is a choice for American businesses, but the Obama administration is letting companies know it takes a dim view of those who choose to go to St. Petersburg while the crisis in Ukraine continues and economic sanctions are in place.