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Dahlia Lithwick Discusses Digital Identity and Privacy

It's hard to imagine that only a decade ago, the world had not yet seen anything like the iPhone. Thanks to the tremendous boom in technology since then, we can now use Facebook and Twitter, check our bank balances and navigate from here to there all on a device that rests securely in our pocket. The problem, according to Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate magazine, is that it's not so secure after all. In this lecture, Lithwick focuses on how the increase in technology has led to a decrease in privacy — citing enough disturbing examples to make you reconsider your next friend request.