Hacked! - Why You Should Care about Privacy in Social Media

Security is always a tradeoff.  The more you connect apps, sites and computers to do cool things, the more openings for thieves and spammers.  And real privacy is increasingly about your  lifestyle and not your security settings on Facebook.  

Come join fellow hacks and hackers to discuss, argue and brainstorm where we are going with privacy and security in social media and what you can do to create trust - whether you are digging for stories or writing an app or trying to convince folks to reveal all on a social site.  

We are assembling a panel with experience in the legal, security, privacy and publishing aspects of the issue... and we’ll tap everyone’s stories, fears, hopes and questions in small and large group sessions.  Just reveal to us whether you are coming, alone or connected.

For the hacks: Learn about why you might want to be more careful in using social media.
For the hackers: Learn about user worries and how you can make their experiences better.


Our panelists:

Kelcey Patrick-Ferree , Principal at the Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree
Kelcey is a business attorney practicing primarily in the areas of internet and technology law. She helps website and company owners comply with privacy and data security requirements; companies and customers reach agreements about product and service purchases; and companies protect their intellectual capital.

Ron Schreiner , Pyramid Technologies
Ron Schreiner is an IT industry certified professional that has over three decades in computing dealing with various aspects of technology with his primary focus towards various operating systems, networking, and security. He currently works in biometric security by day and owns an IT consulting business which provides solutions to micro-businesses and small businesses for their IT needs.

Lukas Dickie , Founder of Gimigo
International speaker and privacy expert Lukas Dickie has over 15 years experience growing technology companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Founded Linux Radio (1999, first Linux-oriented community radio show with listeners around the world), YourGig.com (2000, competitor to newly launched MP3.com), Skypify Communications (2004, first business soft phone add-on for Skype, later adopted into Skype's core technology) and Gimigo (learn more at gimigo.com).

Julio Ojeda-Zapata , Consumer-Technology Writer at St. Paul Pioneer Press
Julio has been on the front lines of the Internet and technology revolutions as a columnist, editor and award-winning reporter for more than a decade. He covers consumer technology the St. Paul Pioneer Press , a MediaNews Group newspaper. His column is at Test Tech Drive and blogs at Your Tech Weblog . He is the author of ‘ iPad Means Business ” and “ Twitter Means Business .”

Moderated by Michael Skoler, Vice President of Interactive Media at PRI Public Radio International
Skoler made the biggest mistake of his life moving from the French Wine business into journalism.  But he made the best of it by writing for magazines like Glamour (where he was the only male on staff), doing a TV standup about gravity waves with a surfboard, covering Somalia and Rwanda as NPR's Africa correspondent, creating the game BudgetHero, and starting the Public Insight Network of citizen sources at MPR.  His team at PRI invents ways for people to find their place in the world, connect and make things happen.

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  • Kolleen

    The panel spoke to pertinent information. I appreciated the small group’s discussions to focus on some main points to collaborate open and honestly in our talks. …It was filter free event that we can learn and grow from and getting to know each other but most certainly not intrusive. Very interesting getting everyone’s perceptions on privacy issues live main stream. One remark stuck with me- was the“ethical things to do”. I was very impressed on his comment - high standards, values and respect him very much. Also, we all should feel safe and secure in today’s cyber world, just like we would with our windows and doors locked in our home. I appreciate the panel members/leadership making end users feel invited to the discussion at hacked. Thank you. I had to leave a little bit early but definitely will be back to the next event to speak more of my thoughts! Thank you for listening. The words certainly didn't fall of deaf ears. A large audience of live avid listeners

    July 24, 2011

  • Kay R.

    Loved the panel and breakout groups! Contributions were dynamic, smart and fun!

    July 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the topic and thought we could elongate the discussion even further. Is there an online forum that we could use to continue the dialogue?

    July 22, 2011

  • Marya M.

    I really enjoyed the session! I'm glad you included an internet attorney on the panel to discuss emerging issues, and as a content provider (KFAI, etc.), I like hearing from the world of "hackers." I have thought more about reverse engineering, or how to navigate a world in which we are over-profiled and kept in a "filter bubble." Also, as one of the panelists mentioned, I'd like to envision where this will all be going 10 years from now!

    July 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion. Thanks to the panel for their insights. Lots of great comments from the group.

    July 22, 2011

  • Joel A.

    Lots of good discussion. I was struck by the egocentric nature of most of our concerns - what happens to MY data seemed to be what arrested most people's attention. We need to say "what do I (and my organization) do with the data we have and can acquire?"

    July 22, 2011

  • Joel H.

    Small groups were great, and the initial talk had some interesting insights.

    Went out to feed the parking meter around 8pm; couldn't get back up the elevator so I'm not sure how it finished up. Though I heard it ended well!

    Thanks for setting this up!

    July 22, 2011

  • Sanna L.

    Great discussion. I enjoyed meeting in a small group and then coming back to the large group.

    July 22, 2011

  • Patrick R.

    Great group and discussion. Well planned and organized. Looking forward to the next one.

    July 22, 2011

  • Jex

    Far more focus on "being careful" and almost none on "what you can do to create trust", unless those are the same.

    July 22, 2011

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