Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/20/21: May 2021 Catch Up

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Today, let¹s look as some recent developments in topics we¹ve looked at in past programs including Right To Repair laws (or lack of them), Apple’s new requirement that apps give users an opportunity to choose to whether to be tracked across the web – or not, and how Smart TV manufacturers are making almost as much money selling information about users¹s viewing habits as selling users TV sets in the first place.

If you¹d like to look at the Federal Trade Commission report mentioned on today’s program, click here

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.