D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham discusses the ACLU lawsuit against MPD officers for their actions during Inauguration Day protests. And Democratic candidate for Maryland Governor Alec Ross is in studio.
Facebook boasts more than 400 million users — a group that includes Americans of all ages. But a handful of controversial changes to the network’s privacy settings — unveiled with little fanfare or explanation — have alarmed users and prompted a backlash on the Internet. We examine why small changes to the most visited Web-site in the country are triggering global pushback.
- Ryan Singel Staff Writer, Wired
- Rob Pegoraro Personal Technology columnist, The Washington Post
- Tim Sparapani Public Policy Director, Facebook
Sparapani on Privacy Changes
Facebook Public Policy Director Tim Sparapani defends the company’s privacy changes against a recent onslaught of criticism, citing Facebook’s extremely rapid growth as a challenge. “Some of the privacy settings we put in place over a period of years do not actually provide real privacy when you grow that quickly,” Sparapani said, which is one of the reasons for the recent adjustments to those settings:
Last week, “This Week in Technology” host Leo Laporte walked his audience through the steps necessary to permanently delete a Facebook account by getting rid of his own:
Most Recent Shows
Creative industries like film and television are represent different viewpoints and upbringings. Now, children's literature is getting into the game.
Ten teenage girls from Washington, D.C. came together to pen a novel exploring what the killing of an unarmed black youth means for every character involved. What do young voices add to the ongoing local and national conversation surrounding police violence against people of color?
Andrew Gifford, the heir-apparent to Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy, paints a complicated portrait of his parents, who not only bankrupted his family's beloved local company, but abused him throughout childhood.