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Dragnet Nation:The Ethics of Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

Julia Angwin began her journalism career as an intern at The Washington Post and joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 1996. She was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Journalism for studies at Columbia Business School in 1998. From 2000-13 she was an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of corporate corruption. She also won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for her reporting on internet privacy issues. Her new employer, ProPublica, describes itself as “an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.”


Angwin’s book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, will be published by Times Books in 2014. She is also the author of Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America. Angwin earned a B.A. in mathe00admatics from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.


This event is part of the Vann Center’s Ethics Forum series, and is free and open to the public (no ticket required). 


Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)

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