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October 18th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

My America Is...

15 days until the midterm election.

Amid all the mudslinging and political promises, it's easy to lose sight of what elections are really about.

 They are about shaping what this country is about and setting a course for where we want to see it go.

On this show, we want to get back to basics. To brass tacks. The core beliefs. So we're asking you to help us answer one simple question:

            What does "America" mean to you?

 It's a segment we're calling, "My America is..." 

And we want to hear from you.  We want to hear your personal experiences.

Your vantage point.  Your everyday life in this nation. What does this country look like from where you’re standing?     

Leave us your thoughts. We’ll share some of them on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11am — 1pm ET

Filed under: Tony Harris
October 18th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

Newest Facebook Privacy Concern

If you're on Facebook, listen up. The Wall Street Journal reports most of the popular "applications" on the site... like "Farmville," have been sending profile names to advertising and internet tracking companies and in some cases the names of friends are being sent too.

Facebook says it's taking steps to correct the problem and there is no evidence any personal information was mis-used. Still, we're talking about a potential problem for tens of millions of people! That's not what friends are for! CNN’s Kyra Phillips talked about this with technology journalist Paul Gillin.

Watch CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips Monday-Friday from 9am-11am ET.

Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
October 18th, 2010
06:39 AM ET

Facebook slammed for Privacy breach: Was your info shared?

If you are one of Facebook’s 500 million users, you are going to want to hear this. The social media site is yet again under fire for leaking user’s private information. This time, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 Facebook applications… including the oh-so-popular and seemingly addictive FarmVille… has been transmitting the private, personal information of its user’s, as well as those user’s friends. Bottom line, tens of millions of Facebookers have been affected.

So here’s our question. Have privacy concerns caused you to re-evaluate the way you use social media and what you post online? We want to hear from you. Tell us what you think. Kyra Phillips may read some of your comments on during the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.

Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips