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May 02, 2015

Who Owns The Future
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We live in a digital world where new technology promises everyone newfound wealth and success. But one expert says the reality is not living up to the hype. Then, somewhere in your car, thereís a hidden device that you may not even be aware of. But itís tracking your every move.
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Who Owns The Future?
Jaron Lanier is a computer and digital network pioneer, and author of Who Owns the Future?. Mr. Lanier explained why he thinks the rise of digital networks has led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. He said people should be compensated for sharing their personal data with massive digital networks, such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, and in some cases, even the government. He said he is most concerned about the younger generations of Americans who have grown up with reduced expectations of privacy and success.
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Driver Privacy
Many Americans might be surprised to learn that the vast majority of new cars today contain a device that continuously monitors the driverís behavior and vehicle performance. Nate Cardozo, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which champions privacy rights in the digital world said his biggest concern is that consumers have no way to know what data their car is recording or how long it retains it. He explained why loss of privacy is becoming a greater issue today, and how the problem could be addressed.
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Long Term Unemployment
Rand Ghayad, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern University led a study that found that employers frequently screen out job candidates who have been unemployed for more than six months. He found that employers showed about four times more interest in applicants out of work for six months or less, even if they had less experience and fewer qualifications than candidates unemployed for longer periods. He said job seekers must be willing to take any kind of work after a few months of unemployment, to avoid large gaps in their resume that will damage future prospects.
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