Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
The Facebook data issue continues to cause problems. There has been a #DeleteFacebook movement and more. Do you think this makes sense? Is Facebook too “big too to fail”? Will ridding ourselves of Facebook make us happier? If “data is the new oil,” is this Facebook accident the same as a massive oil spill?
Plus, my article on Facebook in Maclean’s: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have just confirmed it: online privacy is dead.
Last week, Terry asked me if self-driving cars were actually out on the road. A day later, an Uber self-driving vehicle tragically killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. Uber suspended their autonomous vehicle program for the time being. Is this a step backwards in the self-driving vehicle movement or a step forward, in terms of facing the reality that these machines will make deadly mistakes… but probably not as often as humans?
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