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The ABC’s decision to force viewers to create accounts to watch shows online raises concerns over privacy.
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Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-era: William Powers on what’s changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry
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Journalist and author William Powers talks with Media Files about taking an internet sabbath, how the media covers tech and what's changed since his book Hamlet’s Blackberry was first published.
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