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Can Uncle Sam Balance Privacy and Engagement?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 11 2009

The set-up for tomorrow's "Privacy and Analytics on Government Web Sites" event in Washington DC promises a refreshing blend of techno-utopianism and cyber conspiracy thinking. The Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Sunlight Foundation are planning to explore the question of what it means to live in a world where the President of the United States wants to be your Facebook friend and the FBI is reading your tweets. The groups will also be announcing a joint report on how the federal government can properly balance the use of social media with respect for the privacy desires and creepiness tolerance of the American citizenry. RSVPs are requested, and you can do so here.