Notes from the Electronic Cottage 10/7/21: Our Devices Watch Us

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

“Watching TV That Watches Us” is a new report form Common Sense that once more brings to our attention that our electronic devices are doing much more than we may realize. Here is a link to that easy to use Infographic

The other report mentioned on today’s program entitled: “Are iPhones Really Better for Privacy? Comparative Study of iOS and Android Apps” takes a look at what goes on with the apps that we use on our smart phones.

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.