They Know Everything about You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy with Robert Scheer

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We all value Constitutional rights. They were designed to protect us from our government. But what happens when Silicon Valley corporations are the agents of government and they use social media and hardware to violate our Fourth Amendment protections? Should we have to forfeit our rights to when we click “I Agree” to use social media? Should Congress enact “opt in” legislation that requires data gatherers specific permission to use or sell our information? The degree of data gathering has gone far beyond anything we imagined. In fact, Facebook is working with the Defense Department on the Minerva Research Initiative which is designed to use social media to coerce public opinion and quell dissent. You won’t believe what the person in charge of Google’s long-term planning said about swallowing a daily data chip with you vitamin and their ability to monitor whether you’ve taken your pill today. It’s FDA-approved. Listen to the author of “They Know Everything About You” then buy the book.

Guest: Robert Scheer
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.