#67 - There's no escape from Facebook | Curio

#67 - There's no escape from Facebook

25 mins | Oct 6, 2021

Today's episode from 7th October 2021. What were you scrolling on Monday? Certainly not Facebook. After the company's massive outage, our first story looks at how pervasive the social media giant is in all of our lives and how we pay for it with our privacy. Later on, we all want to achieve something whilst we're here but when does ambition blur into anxiety? We take a look at the differences and how we can keep both in check. You may have deleted your Facebook account or perhaps even never created one. But the company may not even need that to have happened to know essential things about you already. The company claims its practices are "commonplace in the industry" and that they have "provided more transparency and control to help people manage their data over the years." But for Geoffrey A. Fowler, it isn't enough. For the Washington Post, he comments on the growing yet invisible dangers of Big Tech monopolies. Writer Katie Heaney reflects on the differences between anxiety and ambition in The Cut's special series 'Doing the Most', about ambition - how we define it, harness it, and conquer it. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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