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Do You Choose To Have Your Privacy Invaded By Using Tech? | PBS Idea Channel

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The recent Heartbleed bug was, for many, just another reminder that our information will never be secure on the internet. We feel vulnerable and hopeless in the face of a long string of privacy concerns, and many argue that this is an inevitable result of technology. But since our culture has wholly jumped on the digital bandwagon, do we as individuals truly choose to sacrifice our privacy? Or maybe the better question is, how much do we even choose to use technology? 

Facebook Mood Experiment Angers Users

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Help students understand the controversy over Facebook's psychological study of user behavior with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from July 2, 2014. Many Facebook users were upset by news that the social media network manipulated incoming content for hundreds of thousands of people without telling them. The manipulation was conducted for a study -- published in a respected scientific journal -- measuring how attitudes were affected by either positive or negative posts.

Career Connections | Farmer

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Look inside the business of farming with a real farmer who explains how he started with a 10-acre field and helped build a large family farm enterprise. Hear the importance of business skills and a college degree for success in a farming career.