The End of Privacy
About This Show
In this podcast miniseries, author B.J. Mendelson (Social Media is Bull, St. Martin's Press) returns to talk about your data. What's being done with it. Who's collecting it. And how you're unwittingly powering a trillion dollar industry without getting compensated for doing so. Mendelson will detail all the ways in which your data is collected and utilized (sometimes for you, and sometimes against), and what actions you can take now to regain some of the control we lost to the tech companies. If you want to learn how to get your privacy back on the Internet, check out this miniseries.
Most Recent Episode
WWI and the Last Days of Privacy
Where did the erosion of privacy in America get its start? The government has been collecting data for many years. The conditions leading to the last days of privacy really have their roots in the World War I era, when fascism and communism were on the rise abroad and immigration was rising at home. Listen to the episode to hear more about World War I and the last days of privacy.
Some highlights of today’s episode include:
Where mass data collection by the government got its start
How fear, paranoia, and misinformation led to distrust of immigrants and outsiders
The passage of the Espionage Act, the law under which Edward Snowden would be prosecuted if he returns to the US
How President Wilson’s reasons for the Espionage Act were similar to the rational that led to the passage of the Patriot Act and the election of Donald Trump
The beginnings of a global communication network and how that allowed for propaganda campaigns and yellow journalism
Links and Resources:
To purchase the book, visit YourPrivacyBook.com
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