Waking up to Surveillance Capitalism (E46)

The news lately is full of the warning signs of surveillance capitalism. We discuss Cambridge Analytica’s use of the private data of friends and family of people who took a personality quiz. We note the CEO’s approach of finding the “emotional center” of voters. We also discuss why you should delete Facebook, Uber’s self-driving car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, and Cynthia Nixon challenging Andrew Cuomo for Governor of New York (and bringing lefty politics to the crazy corporate Human Rights Campaign gala!)


How To Change Your Facebook Settings To Opt Out of Platform API Sharing

Status of Internet Privacy Legislation by State

Cynthia Nixon at the HRC Gala

Cuomo Back-Stabbing the Working Families Party (WFP) with the WEP

The problem isn’t just Cambridge Analytica or Facebook – it’s “surveillance capitalism”

See also, our previous coverage of the GOP overturning Obama-era protections that prevented ISPs from selling your personal data.

Comcast is lying to you (E32)

Image via inmediahk on flickr.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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