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Digital Privacy and Encryption

In the physical world, privacy is easy to recognize: a sealed envelope, a locked door, or a whispered conversation between two people. But in cyberspace, privacy is harder to see and often entails encryption—the process of encoding a message so that only authorized people can read its contents.

How might we help people understand what encryption is, how it works, how they can use it, and why it’s critical to digital privacy?

What are the tradeoffs between privacy, various notions of security, and innovation?

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Even post-GDPR, how clear are we on how we're tracked across the internet and how content is targeted towards our profiles?

Even post-GDPR, how clear are we on how we're tracked across the internet and how content is targeted towards our profiles?

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In the natural world, sometimes a species’ self-defense mechanism is the ability to not be seen by predators.

In the natural world, sometimes a species’ self-defense mechanism is the ability to not be seen by predators.

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