Robert Scheer: Safeguarding Our Privacy From Corporations, And Government

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Robert Scheer: Safeguarding Our Privacy From Corporations, And Government

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After 9/11, increased funding for the NSA and other government programs dramatically increased the capacities of our surveillance state. Now, Robert Scheer (editor of Truthdig, and author of The Great American Stickup) pinpoints the government programs--and private corporations--that are snooping on people’s private lives. They Know Everything About You details Facebook’s manipulations of people’s emotions, government use of data for defense purposes, and other technology-enabled spying. He’ll outline how some of these methods-enabled under the guise of safeguarding America--are actually destroying our democracy, one gigabyte at a time. Scheer’s vision for the future, one where the surveillance model is resisted and the public fights back, might change the way we look at technology.

By: Town Hall Seattle