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Shoshana Zuboff on how your metadata is a threat to democracy

Member exclusive by Quartz

Shoshana Zuboff is an author, scholar, and professor at Harvard Business School. In this interview for members, Quartz reporter Natasha Frost and Zuboff discuss the ever-expanding threat she sees from surveillance capitalism—her term for the industry built around the commodification of your personal information, and the subject of her latest book. She explains the extent to which companies are collecting and profiting off your data—and the risks it poses to democracy.