Farai Chideya is a Columnist and Consulting Editor at The Intercept. A fiction and non-fiction author, reporter and broadcaster/podcaster, she has covered every presidential election since 1996; and interviewed subjects including white supremacists, self-made billionaires and Katrina survivors. A former on-air reporter and host for ABC News, CNN and NPR, her forthcoming books include The Episodic Career: The Future of Work in America, and a completely revised edition of her 1995 book on race and the media, Don't Believe the Hype. Farai was a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics, and is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
The Facebook of the Future Has Privacy Implications Today
On Facebook, you trade your privacy for information about your friends. But can you really understand what you give up in the transaction?
The Devil Is In the Details: How Patients’ Mental Health Data Is At Risk
As medical records go electronic and employers offer staff “wellness incentives,” the privacy of our mental health data is at risk — with potentially devastating consequences.
Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data
Medical privacy is a high-stakes game, in both human and financial terms, given the multibillion-dollar market for anonymized medical data — but existing legal protections are full of holes.
Some Dude Created an Ashley Madison Account Linked to My Gmail, and All I Got Was This Lousy Extortion Screen
A man with my name somehow created an Ashley Madison account, which — as the latest hack reveals — I am unable to delete without paying.