Digital Manners: My parents give out my private e-mail address—what should I do about it?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Aug. 23 2011 11:04 AM

When Parents Blow Your Online Cover

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: What should you do when your parents give out your email address all over the Web?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss what should you do when your parents give your email address out to sites you think will spam you. Listen to Episode 18 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab:

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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