Episode
June 27, 2013

Big Tech is watching

Who's to blame: Users who agree to give up their data or companies that collect and store it?
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Photo by Getty/Chris Jackson 

Nowadays it is hard to go online without a barrage of ads targeted specifically at you. And that is because with every click you give Big Tech companies access to your personal information. But users are pushing back as Google faces several legal battles in Europe and Facebook’s privacy breaches become bigger news. Who is to blame: The users who agree to give up their data or companies that collect and store it? 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Ashkan Soltani @ashk4n
Independent researcher
ashkansoltani.org

Birgitta Jónsdóttir @birgittaj
Icelandic MP, Pirate Party

Stephen Baker @stevebaker
Author, The Numerati

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