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Florian Schaub
University of Michigan School of Information / si.umich.edu

January 28th is World Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness about how we can control access to our private information.  The University of Michigan is holding a day-long symposium showcasing privacy problems and offering solutions on how we can protect ourselves better.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with one of the symposium's organizers, Florian Schaub, about the event open to the community.


Capital Photo
Liam James Doyle / NPR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings about protecting its users' data. The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing follows hours of questioning by lawmakers in the Senate. Facebook is under scrutiny after revelations that the data-mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained the data of tens of millions of Facebook users. The company is accused of using that data to target American voters in the 2016 election

Garlin Gilchrist
University of Michigan School of Information / umsi.info/csmr

With millions of users, the social media site Facebook has been under scrutiny recently after it was learned they were monetizing user data.  WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks to Garlin Gilchrist II from the Center of Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan's School of Information about the best ways to protect your information on social media.


Voting Booth
Sam Felder / flickr.com

The Michigan Secretary of State is willing to turn over some voter information to a federal commission.


Smart Meters Scheduled For Vote This Week

Mar 13, 2017
Smart Meter
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Utilities shouldn’t be able to penalize customers for keeping old versions of their meters.  That’s the intent of legislation in Lansing up for committee vote this week.


Pandora
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The Michigan Supreme Court says the music streaming service Pandora does not violate the state’s privacy law by collecting and sharing information about user preferences. 

Jeremy Moss
Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk this year.