Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Joining me today in the studio is Giovanni Zelko the Executive Producer, Director, and Screenwriter of the new international thriller called The Algerian which is all about a young man who comes to the US to commit a suicide bombing to avenge the deaths of his parents, but after arriving in the country he starts meeting people in Los Angeles who don't live up the stereotype he was sold, and he has to decide what to do. The movie stresses acceptance, embracing diversity and co-existence, using culture to make this point and Giovanni joins me to talk all about it.  You can follow Giovanni on twitter.

It seems we are all aware of the fact that in this new digital age corporations are racing to collect more and more personal data about our behaviors, needs, and desires, but what you may not be aware of is how they are using all this data.  In their new book In All You Can Pay: How Companies Use Our Data to Empty Our Wallets, Anna Bernasek and D. T. Mongan show how companies use what they know about us to determine how much we are willing to pay for everything we buy. From college tuition to plane tickets to groceries to medicine, companies already set varying prices based on intimate knowledge of individual wants and purchasing power. They argue although we may think that the Internet lets us find the best deals, the extensive information companies have about us means that the price we see tends toward the maximum they know we can pay.  D.T. joins me today to talk all about the book.

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