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National Expert to Address Protections on Facebook, Twitter

Published on August 28, 2012

Facebook, TwitterLori Andrews, author of “I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy,” will discuss “How Facebook and Twitter Are Redefining Freedom and Responsibility” on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“Facts about [our] travels across the Web are collected daily—without [our] consent—via cookies, web beacons, scrapers and other tracking mechanisms,” Andrews says on her website. “As many individuals have already learned the hard way, the same power of information sharing that can topple governments can also topple a person’s career, marriage, finances, or even his or her future.”

To advocate protections, she is currently writing a Constitution covering social networks, with 10 propositions, from The Right to Privacy of Place and Information, to The Right to Control One’s Image.

Andrewsis director of the Institute of Science, Law and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and author of 10 nonfiction books and three novels. She frequently appears on television, including on “60 Minutes,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” She has written for publications that include Playboy, Parade, New York, Vogue, Glamour, Self, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Psychology Today.

Andrews’ talk is part of this year’s Common Reading program at Susquehanna, which engages first-year students, faculty and staff in a semester-long dialogue around common reading material related to the university’s annual theme, which this year is Freedom and Responsibility.


Karen M. Jones

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