Big Brother, Big Business on CNBC

On Wednesday November 1st at 9 PM / 12 AM ET CNBC will premiere a news special called “Big Brother, Big Business” that will take a look at the government and big business involvement in recording and analyzing the personal information and activities of everyday people.

From the CNBC site —

The rapid advance of technology allows companies to monitor our every move and record our most private personal information. Driving habits are being recorded; employees are monitored, shoppers and diners are observed and analyzed; internet searches are saved and used as evidence in court.

It is big business that collects most of the data about us. But increasingly, it is the government that’s using it.

BIG BROTHER, BIG BUSINESS takes an enlightening and sometimes disturbing look at how the growth of the information society may be eroding the freedoms many people take for granted.

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