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On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser talk about a privacy invasion that’s arguably scarier than Cambridge Analytica, and why it’s not getting nearly the same amount of attention. It involves your cellphone and its ability to track where you are at all times.
The hosts are then joined by Luther Lowe, the senior VP of public policy for Yelp, a company that has had some major beef with Google’s allegedly anti-competitive behavior. They’ll talk about how Google got so big, and whether federal regulators might start taking action.
Stories discussed on the show:
The New York Times: Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too
The New York Times: Inside Yelp’s Six-Year Grudge Against Google
CBS News 60 Minutes: How Did Google Get So Big?
Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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