19th February 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Scott and Alan talk about companies using our data as currency and how we are paying for services, provided by the likes of Google and Facebook, with our personal information. How are these companies using the data? Can we stop them? There’s only one way to find out! 


Useful links:

Facebook knows you and your friends better than you do: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/04/02/how-facebook-knows-who-all-your-friends-are-even-better-than-you-do/ 

Sony giving free games after the 2011 hack: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2015/01/23/you-may-be-eligible-for-a-free-game-through-sonys-playstation-network-class-action-settlement/#4cc08b4c87fc 

Government surveillance VS corporate surveillance: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/18/corporations-google-should-not-sell-customer-data 

The Five Eyes: https://www.privacyinternational.org/node/51 

Kanye West wants money from Mark Zuckerberg: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kanye-west-wants-a-1-billion-from-facebooks-mark-zuckerberg-2016-02-15 

Windows 10 and your personal data: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/windows-10-sends-personal-data-to-microsoft-even-if-users-tell-it-not-to-10453549.html 

How your technology is spying on you: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/10/six-ways-tech-spying-how-turn-off 

How companies are making money from your personal data: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130366-how-do-companies-make-money-from-your-data 

DataCoup: http://time.com/money/3001361/datacoup-facebook-personal-data-privacy/ 

How much is personal data worth: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/apr/22/how-much-is-personal-data-worth

Facebook and your credit rating: http://www.pcworld.com/article/246511/how_facebook_can_hurt_your_credit_rating.html

Tesco using face recognition technology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24803378 

Facebook shadow profiles: http://www.zdnet.com/article/anger-mounts-after-facebooks-shadow-profiles-leak-in-bug/ 

Yelp world map: http://www.yelp.com/wordmap/sf 

Sickness forecasting: http://www.sickweather.com/how/