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Why Are Secrets And Privacy So Important?

Jul 8, 2013

Do you ever get the feeling that you're being watched?
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Right now our government is mining data about your conversations--who you called, when you called them, how long you talked, and who you’ve emailed. It’s all technically approved by law, but for many it’s deeply unsettling.

On this Central Standard we take a step backward and inward from the controversy surrounding domestic surveillance and look at the psychology of secrets and privacy with psychologist Bruce Liese.

The idea of privacy has changed in the minds of many according to Liese, because the internet and social media have altered our perception of what is and isn't ok to share.