Protecting computer privacy discussed on WPSU with PSU president

April 25, 2008

University Park, Pa. — As more and more business is conducted over the Internet, it has become increasingly difficult for both businesses and individuals to protect their privacy. That's the focus of Penn State President Graham Spanier's upcoming edition of "To The Best Of My Knowledge." The live call-in program airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. It also airs on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

Spanier and his guests, Clay Calvert, co-director of The Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment, and Jeff Luck, systems design specialist for Penn State Outreach, will provide practical tips for guarding against Internet fraud and protecting personal information. They'll also discuss some of the social and free speech issues surrounding the use of social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

Calvert is the John and Ann Curley professor of First Amendment studies at Penn State. His research and teaching focus on issues involving the freedoms of speech and press. He is the author of "Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy and Peering in Modern Culture" and co-author of the nation's top-selling undergraduate communications law textbook, "Mass Media Law." He is a member of the State Bar of California. Luck is a lead technologist at WPSU, co-host of WPSU's "Tech-Talk" and former director of Outreach Information Systems at Penn State. He began working with the Internet and Internet-related technology issues in 1987 at The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Viewers and listeners may join the conversation with questions or comments by calling (800) 543-8242 or e-mailing during the broadcast.

A monthly feature on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, "To the Best of My Knowledge" features Penn State faculty, local experts and national guests in discussions on a variety of topics. In its 10th year of production, the program reaches viewers, Web users and listeners and allows the audience to communicate directly with Penn State's president. 

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Last Updated March 19, 2009