When Data is Deadly: Pratap Chatterjee on mass surveillance and drone war


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Every one of us lives in two places: in the flesh-and-blood physical world, and in the sprawling collection of data that we spin off every time we open an account, use a phone, walk by a camera, or . . . click something. That data is the bread and butter of the titans of tech – Google and Facebook aren’t selling you anything; they’re selling information about you to their advertisers. It’s also the bread-and-butter of a shadier side of tech – the intelligence contractors that design the software the combs through data to decide who should be killed from afar. Guest: Pratap Chatterjee, executive director of Corpwatch [1], co-author with Khalil Bendib of Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance Like this? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts [2] , or paste our feed link [3] into any podcast app that doesn’t have us listed. Music: “Scuba [4]” by Simun Mathewson, under Creative Commons – Attribution [5] License. [1] http://www.corpwatch.org/ [2] https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kpfa-upfront-tech/id1281302523 [3] https://kpfa.org/area941/program/tech/feed/ [4] http://freemusicarchive.org/music/simun_mathewson/Circuit/Scuba [5] https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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