Front Burner

Former Facebook insider's wake-up call to the 'catastrophe' of big tech

Today on Front Burner, author Roger McNamee on how the way Facebook, Google, make money is inseparable from Big Tech’s most dangerous effects.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature -- while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Canadian government is considering regulating social media giants like Facebook. This comes after the release of a report by Canada's electronic spy agency showing how Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in the upcoming election. Today on Front Burner, Roger McNamee, the author of Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe, explains how the business model of big tech is inseparable from its most negative effects.

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