I always feel like somebody's watchin' me

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jeff Larson of The Markup; Quinn Norton of independent journalist; Andy Boyle of Chicago Sun-Times
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Colorado G-J
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Andy Boyle, NBC News, Breaking News

Security and you -- what are the biggest problems facing journalists and others in the face of the NSA trying to spy on everything everyone does? Not to mention, how do you protect yourself from the NSA, foreign governments and other bad actors (l33t h@ck3rz!!!) looking to steal your company's (and your audience's) data. How to protect your sources, yourself and your readers, too.

Read a recap of this session on the CAR Conference blog

Speaker Bios

  • Andy Boyle is a writer and web developer. Before becoming the Director of Product Engineering at the Chicago Sun-Times, and was the Senior Director of Systems Architecture at Axios. Before that, he worked at Breaking News, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the St. Petersburg Times, and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. He is the author of two books through Penguin Random House, ADULTHOOD FOR BEGINNERS and BIG PROBLEMS.

  • Jeff Larson is the managing editor of The Markup a non profit investigative news organization illuminating how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact people and society. He is a Peabody Award winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and past recipient of a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He previously worked at ProPublica and The Nation.

  • Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to defenseless little packets -- they are also the places new freedoms are born. She started studying hackers in 1995, after a wasted youth of Usenet and BBSing. She covers subjects from science & technology to law & medicine, but she always comes back to hackers.

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