Past Event

Eli Pariser: What the Internet is Hiding from You

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:30pm

Eli Pariser

Board President and Former Executive Director, MoveOn.org; Author, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
 
With the Internet changing the way we shop, get our news and connect with friends, how can our privacy be protected online? The former executive director of MoveOn, Pariser provides a controversial and eye-opening account of how personalization on the Internet is controlling and limiting the information we get. He believes companies that filter and customize searches (like Google and Facebook) are undermining the Internet’s original purpose to be an open platform for ideas and information. Learn more about the hidden Web and how to protect yourself and your personal information online.

Location: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 3rd floor, 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $10 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with Silicon Valley Community Foundation