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Chilling Fallout From 'The Great Hack'




Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was called in to testify before a Senate committee hearing after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was called in to testify before a Senate committee hearing after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica.
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On today's show:

Online Privacy? What's That?

(Starts at 8:00)

There’s no question that personal data has been used by companies such as Facebook and Google, but what if that information was exploited not to tailor advertisements, but to undermine democracy? That’s the argument at the center of the new documentary, “The Great Hack,” which investigates the controversial firm Cambridge Analytica. Co-founded by Trump adviser and Breitbart News figure Steve Bannon, Cambridge has been criticized for mining data and using it in political campaigns around the world, including Brexit. Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, the co-directors of “The Great Hack,” spoke with several former Cambridge employees — one of whom was subpoenaed by Robert Muller — in painting a frightening portrait of the firm and data mining more broadly. They recently were interviewed by John Horn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAMoPbj3jQE

A New Thor and More

(Starts at 1:00)

Marvel dominated Comic-Con with several casting announcements for its next round of superhero movies. John talks with LAist.com arts & entertainment editor Mike Roe about all the news from this year's geekfest.

Have Guitars, Will Travel

(Starts at 19:00)

The guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela released a new album earlier this year called “Mettavolution.” It's another example of the amazing sound they can create with just two instruments. The Mexico City-born musicians came through Los Angeles recently and The Frame contributor Betto Arcos found the perfect setting to talk with them about — what else? — guitars. (The duo performs July 23 at the Greek Theater.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g-Z13qTcBA