The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Porn, Condoms, Pregnant Teens and the Privacy Benefits of Privacy Threats

By Benjamin Wittes
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:30 PM

The other day, I gave a talk at the George Mason Law and Economic Center on Jodie Liu and my recent Brookings paper, "The Privacy Paradox: The Privacy Benefits of Privacy Threats." The talk is a light-hearted summary of what I hope is an amusing but very serious paper that takes on the very flawed way we keep score in contemporary privacy debates. It tackles such important questions as what searches Google will suggest for you if you start typing "I'm scared that...", what regions of the country consume the most gay porn, and why Fifty Shades of Gray sells so well as an ebook relative to as a printed volume.

Enjoy!