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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/29/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Location based services – neat things that happen when service providers like Yahoo or Google or Foursquare know where you are at any given moment – can be very cool and convenient. But as a new web site called “Please Rob Me” ( points out, they can also tell very undesirable characters that you’re not home. This is only one example of how privacy is changing in our digital world, a good topic of conversation during the first national  Choose Privacy Week ( sponsored by the American Library Association. It’s happening May 2-8, and may be happening at your local library. If privacy, or its demise, concerns you, join in the conversation.