Security and Privacy, Cyrus Farivar
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Show Summary: Ars Technica’s senior business editor returns to In Deep for an update on the tension between surveillance, security, and privacy. How private is your home with commercial and private drones overhead? What privacy toll is exacted when every vehicle in town has its license plate photographed and tracked – with the information available for sale? What’s at stake in the current debate over the Patriot Act? Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, and is also an author and radio producer. His book, The Internet of Elsewhere – about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea – was published by Rutgers University Press in April 2011. He previously was the Sci-Tech Editor, and host of “Spectrum” at Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster. He has also reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The…