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September 02, 2017

Protecting Your Personal Data
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Nearly everything about you, from your personal identity to your personal interests are being tracked and monitored. Should you be concerned about this? Then, what steps to success can society offer African-American youth? We talk to an author and speaker who says mentoring and education are critical needs.
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The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data
Americans’ personal identity, interests and behavior are being monitored more than ever before. How concerned should we be about the loss of privacy? Data security expert Bruce Schneier, , author of Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World explained what can be done to reform government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models. He also outlined simple steps that consumers can take to protect their personal privacy.
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A Blueprint for Success
Many African-American young men find themselves in prison, in gangs, and on the streets without opportunities to succeed. Matthew Drayton, motivational speaker, author of Succeeding While Black: A Blueprint for Success shared his personal story out of poverty. He talked about the importance of mentoring, education and leadership for kids who otherwise face grim futures in the inner cities of America.
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Teens, Texting and Sleep
Peter Polos, MD, PhD, specialist in sleep medicine at the Sleep Disorder Center of JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ was the lead researcher in a study that examined how electronic media affects the sleep of teenagers. He found that teens lose a significant amount of sleep by sending an average of 34 texts after bedtime each night. He offered advice to parents, on how to take control of bedtime and set limits on their child’s access to digital devices.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books -- including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems, Inc.

Schneier on Security

 
Matthew Drayton
Sergeant Major (Retired) Matt Drayton is a decorated Army veteran who has led and mentored hundreds of men and women. Matt is the owner of Drayton Communications, a corporate speaker, consultant, and leadership expert with over 33 years’ experience in government and commercial commerce. Matt has worked as a Senior Department of Defense Civilian, an Analyst for the Northrup Grumman Corporation, and as a Broadcaster and Radio Station manager. Matt is a member of the National Speakers Association.

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