Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1-3 p.m.



1:00 – 1:30

TARP COP: Troubled Assets Still Lurking

The economic green shoots are sprouting, the market has rebounded and even the unemployment figure seems to be holding steady—and yet, the ghosts of economic crisis past are still lurking in our midst.  A new report by the Congressional Oversight Panel, the independent Congressional committee tasked with monitoring TARP, economic regulation and the overall recovery, says that banks’ bad assets are still rotting away on the books.  Will the toxic remnants of this crisis haunt the American economy for the foreseeable future?



Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel; professor of law at Harvard University




1:30 – 2:00





2:00 – 2:40




2:40 – 3:00

“What Are you Doing,” Soon to be “Where are You?”

At a specific ATM, calling from a certain intersection, new technology is increasingly aware of where we are at any given time. But when does that become a threat to our privacy and how can we get technology to work for us rather than against us? A new report out by the Electronic Frontier Foundation says it’s up to the programmers to start respecting our privacy and stop collecting and storing this information. We hear from a co-author of EFF’s report and a privacy officer from a programming company.



Andrew Blumberg, co-author of Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever”


Brian Knapp, Chief Privacy Officer and COO for Loopt, a company based in Mountain View that provides a cellphone-based GPS sharing system that allows users to visualize one another using their cell phones and share information. Loopt also enables users to explore the world around them by connecting users with integrated content from Yelp and others.


- EFF approves of Loopt’s privacy policy






2:41 – 2:58:30

“What Are you Doing,” Soon to be “Where are You?” (Cont’d.)



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