When you're the product: Google and Facebook in the hot seat
When it comes to Google and Facebook, you are the commodity. That's what ACCC chair Rod Sims said of the Australian inquiry into the tech behemoths. "Their business is about gathering data about you and they do that in more ways than you think," he said. In this episode of Please Explain our panellists national editor Tory Maguire, media and telecommunications reporter Jennifer Duke and technology reporter John McDuling discuss the broad and sweeping changes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommend for the two tech giants. McDuling catches up with Sims himself and foreign and investigations editor Michael Bachelard takes time out while on assignment in Jordan to chat to Please Explain about his experiences in refugee camps near the border of Syria.