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Episode 42: Camera Drones, Ad Trackers, and That Netflix Movie

Episode 42: Camera Drones, Ad Trackers, and That Netflix Movie

Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Kyle Rankin, and Petros Koutoupis talk about Amazon's new flying camera, ad tech, and The Social Dilemma.

00:01:27 The spying based advertising business is on it's way out

00:05:55 The Amazon's April fools joke that is now a product

00:12:14 Doc's issue with 'Alexa' listening to you all the time

00:15:09 California's CCPA

00:16:14 Kyle's perspective on the Amazon drone

00:21:36 Scale of mass surveillance

00:30:28 Facial recognition

00:34:12 Katherine is looking for some good news...

00:35:58 Normalization of fear mongering

00:40:05 When can a company legitimately collect your personal information

00:41:12 What do regulators really hope to do

00:42:32 Lets talk about "the movie"...

Special Guests: Kyle Rankin and Petros Koutoupis.

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