I encountered an interesting podcast series called Note to Self by Manoush Zomorodi on WNYC. The author just completed a series examining the Privacy Paradox, which is why people are so concerned about protecting their personal information, yet they keep giving their personal information away. Over the course of the series, the author examines five ways to learn more about the information being given away (i.e., collected) and how to control it.
On a related note, the latter part of the Privacy Paradox -- collection of information -- is part of the basis for the "free" internet -- data collection in exchange for free access to services.
Check out the series, it is an interesting listen.
Updated on Feb. 21.