Posts Tagged ‘privacy

04
Mar
10

On air: Do criminals deserve anonymity?

Thanks to one of our listeners EvilBobbsy (I’m sure he’s a nice guy) who suggested today’s story, it’s been trending on Twitter for two solid days now. If you commit a crime, do you waive your right to anonymity? Or do you think serving time for your crime is punishment enough and you should retain your right to privacy?

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24
Dec
09

On air: Does Facebook improve your life?

In our meeting today we all were able to come up with a story regarding Facebook. From the case of Anthony Stancl the American teenager who blackmailed fellow students at his secondary school into having sex after using their Facebook images . And to a story here in the UK about Craig Lynch, he is on the run from police after absconding from prison three months ago, but is still finding time to update his Facebook page. Continue reading ‘On air: Does Facebook improve your life?’

10
Dec
09

Do you trust Facebook?

When I logged into my Facebook last night I had a message about my privacy settings.  It confused me. My first thought was that the message was going to encourage me to strenghten my privacy settings. But in fact it was the opposite:  they wanted me to reveal more.  I felt like I was being tricked.

Seems that I am not the only one who feels like this.  Many of Facebooks 350 million users have expressed anger at the site for changing privacy settings, which they say can cause personal information to be inadvertently exposed. Continue reading ‘Do you trust Facebook?’

01
Jul
09

Should politicians’ kids be off limits ?

obama dolls

President Obama says photographers cannot take snaps of his children unless they’re at official events. 

 But if it’s OK to use your kids when you want to get elected, can you then decree when and where they get their picture taken once you’re in power? Continue reading ‘Should politicians’ kids be off limits ?’

16
Oct
08

Talking Points 16th October

Hello, it’s Kate with you again today. The final US presidential debate dominated this blog last night and is dominating most-read news sites in the US. Was McCain’s style too aggressive as this article suggests? Does negative campaigning work?
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