Big Business Watches You

Video Segment |06:05

Big Business Watches You

Video Segment |06:05

Listens to behavioral economist Alessandro Acquisti teach what can be learned based off of a Facebook profile, and discovers what corporate data mining can learn about a person. The segment compares the growing surveillance economy to the world of George Orwell's "1984," and states that Big Business may be closer to Big Brother than governments. NOTE: This segment contains content that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Please preview before sharing in class.

©2016 Science Channel| Grade(s) 9-12

Related Topics

  • Alessandro Acquisti
  • authoritarian government
  • behavioral economist
  • Big Brother
  • big business
  • business
  • CIA
  • corparation
  • corporate
  • Data
  • Data Mining

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