E909: Part 2! Roger McNamee, author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” investor & early Zuck mentor, distills the destructive power of persuasive tech, the cult of libertarianism in SV, election interference, Russian subversion of American democracy & Big Tech’s dystopian surveillance, data collection & what we can do about it



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Show notes:

0:53 – Libertarian culture at Facebook, filter bubbles and the Overton window, and how they have changed over time.

12:18 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Claim a $50 credit toward your first job posting: linkedin.com/twist.

14:42 – Roger talks about the discoveries made in The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff and explains exactly how and why Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are collecting data.

23:39 – Jason thanks sponsor Kruze Consulting. Visit kruzeconsulting.com/twist to receive a free tax consultation and tax credit white paper.

27:34 – Why data is traded, and discussion around the lack of regulation with AI despite the implicit bias in it.

33:59 – Jason thanks sponsor Smile Direct Club. Visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and enter promo code “startup” at checkout to get $150 off invisible aligners.

35:39 – Pricing people fairly rather than based off of the data collected about them, and how regulation and politics can be a solution to data collection.

47:55 – Steps that Jason and Roger are taking to avoid the big tech companies and protect their own data.

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