What Will A Future Without Secrets Look Like?

April 5, 2018

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research — including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.

He Tells a story connecting the notorious privacy incident involving Adam and Eve, and the remarkable shift in the boundaries between public and private which has occurred in the past 10 years.

You know the incident. Adam and Eve one day in the Garden of Eden realize they are naked. They freak out. And the rest is history.

We do reveal so much more information about ourselves online than ever before, and so much information about us is being collected by organizations. Now there is much to gain and benefit from this massive analysis of personal information or big data, but there are also complex tradeoffs that come from giving away our privacy. And my story is about these tradeoffs.

Let’s See What he Tells More About It?

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