monopoly

Is it time to bust the data monopolies?

Apr 17, 2018
Image by Christiaan Colen via Flickr under CC BY-SA 2.0


If knowledge is power, the companies that collect user data have incredible amounts of it. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about information monopolies – the megacorporations who harvest and profit from our personal information.

 

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill. What new information did we learn about Facebook and its surveillance capabilities? And how should the company be regulated?

Your Call: Corporate monopolies and growing economic inequality

Jun 26, 2017

  

We’ll have a  conversation about the rise of corporate monopolies in light of Amazon’s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods.

 

Why is it more important than ever to support local businesses? Amazon’s growing market power is threatening small businesses and “weakening communities,” according to a new study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.