Vignette: On candour, scams, and shame

Caller with Indian accent, call centre noise in background: “Hello, is this “Mrs. Kennedy?” Me: who’s calling please? (No “Mrs. Kennedy” lives in my house. It’s a name used almost exclusively by scammers.) Scammer: “This is Amal calling from the technical department,

Privacy Tools: How to Safely Browse the Web

  In the course of writing her book, Dragnet Nation, ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin tried various strategies to protect her privacy. In this blog post, she distills the lessons from her privacy experiments into useful tips for readers. by Julia Angwin, ProPublica