Is Tech the Next Corporate Evildoer?
Friday, July 05, 2013
The odyssey of NSA leaker Edward Snowden has focused more on the where than the what in recent days, so it's easy to forget about what got him in hot water in the first place: Leaking the details of a secret government program that's tracking our digital info with the help of some of the biggest companies in tech.
Privacy concerns are just one of the issues that tech powerhouses like Apple, Amazon and Google are facing these days.
Recently many American tech companies have faced scrutiny over factory conditions, tax avoidance and antitrust claims, among other issues.
This week on WNYC's Money Talking, host Charlie Herman speaks with regular contributor Rana Foroohar of Time magazine, who argues that the tech industry is in the middle of a shift where it could replace banking and finance as one of the most disliked industries in America.
Joining them is New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi who weighs in on some of tech's recent PR debacles, including the revelations that companies have been providing information about users to the National Security Agency.