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Is it time to bust the data monopolies?

Apr 17, 2018
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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 the June 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss privacy protection. A recent University of Pennsylvania study found that many Americans feel they have no control over how companies use their information. The New York Times reports that Uber is tracking the location of customers’ devices even when they are not actively using Uber’s app. What are new tactics in data mining, and how can we combat them? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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