Insights to surveillance capitalism

Two conversations by Kara Swisher, recently published on her podcast recode decode, offer thought provoking insights to surveillance capitalism and what we can do to counter it.

One is with Roger McNamee, venture capitalist, erstwhile mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and early investor in Facebook. He is now speaking out against the social media platform and has written a book with the title Zucked: waking up to the Facebook catastrophe.

The other conversation is with Nuala O’Connor, CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, around the question ‘Can big tech be fixed?’ Her organisation is headquartered in Washington, with an international presence in Brussels; it supports laws, corporate policies and technology tools to protect the privacy of internet users, and advocates for stronger legal controls on government surveillance.