Privacy Special: Is Google misusing our data, and who trusts Facebook? Vertical Hold Episode 178

It’s privacy week, and we’re delving deep into Google’s tracking of Aussie citizens, Facebook’s attempts to rehabilitate its image when it comes to privacy and the Telstra/ZTE scandal in this week’s episode!
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We’re joined this week by freelance technology writer David Braue with a focus on privacy, given it’s Privacy Awareness Week. Google’s in the headlines for (allegedly) tracking people using their own data allowances, while Facebook is on the privacy warpath, blocking apps and killing off millions of fake user accounts.
But how much can (or should) we trust these Internet behemoths, and what can you realistically do to keep your information private? Meanwhile, Telstra’s dropped ZTE phones, but what’s the long-term impact of the near-collapse of ZTE likely to be for the Australian telco scene?
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