What the Casino Knows

What Stays in Vegas

The biggest violator of Americans’ privacy may not be the government but corporations. Every time we use rewards cards to ring up bonuses at the supermarket cash register or book a flight and rack up frequent flyer miles, we’re sharing information with businesses. Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science fellow Adam Tanner visits Zócalo to explain how our information came to be harvested and manipulated by corporations—and to ask what we can do about it. Below is an excerpt from his new book, What Stays in Vegas: The World …

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