Podcasts  |  ,   |  February 5, 2017

The Privacy Paradox

Project produced by WNYC Studios, Note to Self Radio and hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. A five-day series of challenges, newsletters, tip sheets and mini-podcasts that will help you take back control over your personal information and digital identity. Each newsletter includes tips and a short podcast explaining the science, psychology, and tech behind that day’s challenge.

The Challenges

Day 1 – What Your Phone Knows
Let’s get metadata…what your smartphone is tracking and why it matters.

Day 2 – The Search for Your Identity
How algorithms see us, sell us, and then sell TO us.

Day 3 – Something to Hide
Reclaiming your private parts…and why Google needed an in-house philosopher.

Day 4 – Fifteen Minutes of Anonymity
The digital gaze, our psyche, and what happens when we know we’re being watched.

Day 5 – Your Personal Terms of Service
Defining your acceptable conditions for living the good life online.

Privacy Paradox: Results Show


Note to Self┬áis WNYC’s tech show about being human. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything. Listener-supported WNYC is the home for independent journalism and courageous conversation on air and online. Broadcasting live from New York City on 93.9 FM and AM 820 and available online and on the go.