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Acquisti/Brandimarte/Loewenstein's review of the empirical/behavioral literature on privacy published today in Science:

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6221/509

Themes covered include: Is privacy a modern invention? How much do people actually care? How are privacy attitudes/behaviors manipulated?

Citation: Privacy and Human Behavior in the Age of Information, A. Acquisti, L. Brandimarte, G. Loewenstein. Science, 347(6221), 509-514.
Abstract This Review summarizes and draws connections between diverse streams of empirical research on privacy behavior. We use three themes to connect insights from social and behavioral sciences: people’s uncertainty about the consequences of privacy-related behaviors and their own preferences over those consequences; the context-dependence of people’s concern, or lack thereof, about privacy; and the degree to which privacy concerns are malleab...
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Is the end of privacy near? will be joining @nprguyraz @ASE @wilbanks @HuffPostLive at 3pm EST for live hangout: http://huff.lv/1bb9rjB 
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Christina Fong and I have a new paper out - a large scale experiment on the impact of social media on the hiring behavior (and potentially discriminatory bias) of U.S. firms. Thank you to the fantastic team of RAs who made this experiment possible.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2031979
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+Marciano Siniscalchi Thanks Marciano! Glad we completed this experiment.
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This Sunday's CBS 60 Minutes covers our work on facial recognition +Ralph Gross +Fred Stutzman 
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just hearing about that facial recognition show on 60 minutes. technology and surveillance are turning creepy.
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+Ralph Gross, +Fred Stutzman, and I have a new manuscript out based on the analysis of seven years of public disclosures on the CMU Facebook network. The study tries to quantify how disclosure and privacy behaviors evolved over time - and specifically how users increasingly attempted to protect their privacy, but the network's changes nudged them towards more disclosures. Interesting how closely the field data seems to match what we would have predicted from lab studies of privacy decision making:

+http://repository.cmu.edu/jpc/vol4/iss2/2/   
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This should be very interesting
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Given the long history of government surveillance against activists in this country, and new facts revealed by Snowden, it is clear one reason for NSA surveillance is to potentially disrupt social protest against inequality in the U.S.
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Why privacy matters - TED has posted my June 2013 Edinburgh talk. Many thanks to fellow PeeX Lab members and friends at CMU and elsewhere whose research and comments made that talk, including +Laura Brandimarte +Idris Adjerid +Eyal Peer +Sonam Samat +Sasha Romanosky +Fred Stutzman  +Ashkan Soltani  +Ralph Gross +Jim Graves 
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Alessandro's TED talk is very interesting. If you are on the fence about looking at it, fall over on the take a chance side. Even though I knew everything he talked about the possible implications are always challenging.
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+Martin Weiss Many thanks Martin
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