June 8, 2013

Is online privacy dead?

US surveillance has many Americans wondering how real their privacy rights are.

US President Barack Obama gestures while using a computer during his first Twitter Town Hall in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 06 July 2011. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Is the government watching your every move online? After reports alleged the existence of a US domestic surveillance programme, many are reevaluating their expectations for online privacy and just how much personal data is needed to protect the country. So does internet privacy still exist, and is there anything that can be done to protect it? Join the conversation at 1930 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Christopher Soghoian @csoghoian
Principal Technologist, ACLU

Joshua Foust @JoshuaFoust

Hemanshu Nigam @HemanshuNigam
Founder and CEO, SSP Blue

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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