Shoshana Zuboff is an American author and scholar. She is the author of the books In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power and The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals, and the Next Episode of Capitalism.
Adam talks with American author and academic, Shoshana Zuboff whose book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power is about how the big tech companies (Google and Facebook especially) are employing increasingly sophisticated methods to watch how we behave on line and using that data not only to sell us things, but also to make predictions about our future behaviour and even the kind of opinions we 're likely to have. This predictive data is some instances then traded to other companies and organisations seeking to gain a financial or a political advantage by knowing how customers, or voters, might behave.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont for additional editing. RELATED LINKSTHE GREAT HACK (VARIETY REVIEW by OWEN GLEIBERMAN) PERIL AND POTENTIAL OF THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (FROM CENTRE FOR GOVERNANCE INNOVATION WEBSITE, JULY 2019) AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM (GUARDIAN REVIEW by JAMES BRIDLE, FEB 2019) POLITICS PODCAST - THE NIGHTMARE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM DECODE PODCAST - SHOSHANA ZUBOFF  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard University talks about her book Surveillance Capitalism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Zuboff argues that the monetization of search engines and social networks by Google, Facebook, and other large tech firms threatens privacy and democracy.
John Thornhill talks to the social scientist Shoshana Zuboff about her book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and what we need to do to reclaim the more benign impacts of the digital revolution.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Nov 18th, 1951
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3 hours, 14 minutes