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"From the Ted Talk by Alessandro Acquisti: What will a future without secrets look like?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now the problem is that the current policy mechanisms we have to protect ourselves from the aesubs of personal information are like bringing a knife to a gunfight. One of these mechanisms is transparency, telling people what you are going to do with their data. And in principle, that's a very good thing. It's necessary, but it is not sufficient. Transparency can be misdirected. You can tell plpoee what you are going to do, and then you still nudge them to disclose aarrtibry amounts of pnersoal information.

Open Cloze

Now the problem is that the current policy mechanisms we have to protect ourselves from the ______ of personal information are like bringing a knife to a gunfight. One of these mechanisms is transparency, telling people what you are going to do with their data. And in principle, that's a very good thing. It's necessary, but it is not sufficient. Transparency can be misdirected. You can tell ______ what you are going to do, and then you still nudge them to disclose _________ amounts of ________ information.

Solution

  1. arbitrary
  2. abuses
  3. personal
  4. people

Original Text

Now the problem is that the current policy mechanisms we have to protect ourselves from the abuses of personal information are like bringing a knife to a gunfight. One of these mechanisms is transparency, telling people what you are going to do with their data. And in principle, that's a very good thing. It's necessary, but it is not sufficient. Transparency can be misdirected. You can tell people what you are going to do, and then you still nudge them to disclose arbitrary amounts of personal information.

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collocation frequency
personal information 5
big data 5
social media 5
sensitive information 3

Important Words

  1. abuses
  2. amounts
  3. arbitrary
  4. bringing
  5. current
  6. data
  7. disclose
  8. good
  9. gunfight
  10. information
  11. knife
  12. mechanisms
  13. misdirected
  14. nudge
  15. people
  16. personal
  17. policy
  18. principle
  19. problem
  20. protect
  21. sufficient
  22. telling
  23. transparency