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23 May, 2015 15:31

Iraq Body Count, Facebook Spies and the Business of Being Happy (E210)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Iraq body count, Facebook tracking and the multibillion pound industry of happiness. Journalist and author Nafeez Ahmed asks should we believe casualty figures from UK-based NGO Iraq Body Count, as Britain and the US help Iranian-backed troops recapture Ramadi from ISIS in central Iraq. Web developer and surveillance expert Sander Venema tells us why you should be worried about Facebook tracking you, even if you don't have an account, plus senior lecturer and author William Davies talks about how your wellbeing is part of a multibillion pound industry, and about his new book, “The Happiness Industry - How the Government and Big Business sold us Well-Being.”


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