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Protecting Online Privacyi
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January 31, 2014 3:00 AM
Despite repeated warnings by privacy advocates and security experts, most consumers do not understand the depth and breadth of the threats to their privacy and security online. What risks are we facing and what can we do to protect ourselves?

Protecting Online Privacy

Published January 30, 2014

Despite repeated warnings by privacy advocates and security experts, most consumers do not understand the depth and breadth of the threats to their privacy and security online. What risks are we facing and what can we do to protect ourselves?

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Weaponization of Information
This week, we’re looking at information warfare, particularly as practiced by authoritarian governments and terrorists. We discuss how governments, even non-state actors engaged in nefarious activities, use information and social media to influence people around the world. Russia is the focus of this discussion, though the United States also plays the game. Why are we seeing ‘the weaponization of information’? Can we trust what we see and read? Join the conversation on HashtagVOA.

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