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Will your vote count in 2018? I hope so.

11/6/2018
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Our elections aren't secure, but that's not the worst news. There's also an effort to make us doubt the results of our own elections.

Duration:00:19:44

Joe Hall on why phone voting is a terrible idea and why secrets only last 20 years

10/30/2018
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Joe Hall is the Chief Technologist at Center for Democracy & Technology, an organization that promotes free expression online, privacy and tries to put controls on government surveillance.

Duration:00:25:50

Michael Daniel, Obama's cybersecurity head: Cyberwar could take down our power grid

10/23/2018
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Michael Daniel talks about what Obama could have done to respond to Russia and about cyberwars bleeding into the real world

Duration:00:20:33

Bill Browder on Rand Paul, Dana Rohrabacher and Russia

10/16/2018
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Bill Browder made billions in post-Soviet Russia. Then his lawyer was murdered and he became an activist. The man behind the Magnitsky Act talks Putin, Donald Trump and Congress.

Duration:00:26:37

Scott Adams, Dilbert cartoonist, on Trump and why facts don't matter

10/9/2018
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"Donald Trump will be the last human president," Scott Adams Tweeted recently. The Dilbert cartoonist talks about Google, Facebook and Twitter and why he thinks the companies are too liberal.

Duration:00:24:01

Judd Legum says conservatives bullying Facebook and Twitter

10/2/2018
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Do conservatives have legitimate complaints about the social networks or are they merely gaming the refs by pretending they do? A fact-check of a Think Progress article has liberals crying foul.

Duration:00:22:40

Uber's fixer Bradley Tusk on the wave of regulation coming for tech

9/25/2018
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Bradley Tusk ran Michael Bloomberg's campaign, he also busted through regulation for tech companies like FanDuel and Uber. Tusk talks about fixing politics with cell phone votes and regulation.

Duration:00:27:20

Jake Sullivan recounts being in the Clinton campaign as it blindsided by the Russian assault

9/18/2018
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Jake Sullivan was senior advisor to Hillary Clinton's campaign and witnessed Russia's attempts to intervene in our election firsthand.

Duration:00:19:39

Michael Isikoff on why Obama didn't stop Russian meddling in 2016

9/11/2018
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Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent for Yahoo, talks about the Obama administration's response to Putin's actions in the 2016 presidential election.

Duration:00:24:06

Rep. Denny Heck says Trump collusion with Russia ‘is well-established’

9/4/2018
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Rep. Denny Heck, a member of the House intelligence committee, talks about the end of the Trump presidency.

Duration:00:18:31

Kim Zetter on hacking Georgia election and lawyer David Cross on stopping it

8/28/2018
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Kim Zetter, author of "Countdown to Zero Day," discusses a case of a missing server in Georgia's election system and David Cross, a lawyer with Morrison & Foerster, talks about a lawsuit against the state to get Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to adopt paper ballots.

Duration:00:23:07

Alexander Malkevich is the head of USAReally and says he's not a troll

8/22/2018
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Alexander Malkevich, the editor of USA Really, a website with ties to the Russian groups indicted by Robert Mueller, says his website isn't fake news.

Duration:00:17:28

Cory Doctorow on how Facebook's 'surveillance system' swung the election

8/14/2018
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Science fiction author and privacy advocate Cory Doctorow says Facebook helped Trump's campaign connect with tiny, toxic demographics.

Duration:00:28:51

Washington Post editor Marc Fisher on the story of QAnon

8/7/2018
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Marc Fisher of the Washington Post talks about how technology and the president have super-charged conspiracies.

Duration:00:20:15

FBI agent Clint Watts on how Russia worked to get Trump elected

7/31/2018
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Clint Watts is a former FBI officer who watched Russia's disinformation campaign for the 2016 election develop. He talks about what we can expect for 2018.

Duration:00:30:34

Author Adam Fisher on the complex politics of Silicon Valley

7/24/2018
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Adam Fisher, author of "Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley, As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom," talks about the libertarian roots of tech and how the Valley ended up (nearly) all-in on Clinton in 2016.

Duration:00:17:28

Ex-NSA official Oren Falkowitz: Russian hack of DNC was 'assembly line operation'

7/17/2018
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Oren Falkowitz, CEO of Area 1 Security and a former NSA official, walks through the DNC hack and concludes it wasn't novel in its sophistication.

Duration:00:19:39

Barbara Simons on why our voting system isn't safe

7/11/2018
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Barbara Simons is a computer scientist—and she doesn't trust our voting computers. States without paper ballots could be hacked without us ever knowing. And we do know that Russia probed our defenses in 2016.

Duration:00:15:14

Angie Drobnic Holan on how Donald Trump broke fact-checking

7/3/2018
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A conversation with Angie Drobnic Holan, Editor of PolitiFact, about how lies and misinformation can clog the conversation and keep out the real news and how Facebook and Google are helping fact-checkers.

Duration:00:11:37

Adam Sharp, Twitter’s former head of news, says Trump won't acknowledge threats

6/26/2018
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Adam Sharp, Twitter’s former head of news, says it's being left to companies to fight online propaganda. And Representative Derek Kilmer on the chances the Honest Ads Act will pass before the elections.

Duration:00:15:24