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Tech Talks are a podcast imagined and created by the folks over at the Center for Democracy and Technology. We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the power of the Internet – and works to protect it, and the people it empowers. Let us know what you think – #techtalkcdt

Tech Talks are a podcast imagined and created by the folks over at the Center for Democracy and Technology. We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the power of the Internet – and works to protect it, and the people it empowers. Let us know what you think – #techtalkcdt

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Tech Talks are a podcast imagined and created by the folks over at the Center for Democracy and Technology. We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the power of the Internet – and works to protect it, and the people it empowers. Let us know what you think – #techtalkcdt

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@CenDemTech

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English


Episodes

Tech Talk: Disability Benefits & Algorithms — Talking Tech W/ Lydia X. Z. Brown & Alexandra Givens

1/7/2021
We have another exciting show for you this week! Elections have dominated the headlines, and as our listeners likely know CDT’s been busy on that front –– check out our most recent episode for more! –– but that’s just one of the many issues our experts have been working on. Today we’re talking with one of the newest of these faces, Lydia X. Z. Brown Policy Counsel with our Privacy and Data Project and a well-established disability advocate – in addition to our CEO Alexandra Givens, to...

Duration:00:22:11

Tech Talk: Election Security -- Talking Tech W/ Will Adler

10/29/2020
We have another exciting show for you this week! With the 2020 election season in full swing, we wanted to check in with our Senior Technologist for Elections & Democracy, Will Adler, for an update on what’s going on and how we’re working to keep our election free and fair in 2020. Let’s get ready to talk tech! More on our host, Jamal https://bit.ly/cdtjamal Attribution: sounds used from Psykophobia, Taira Komori, BenKoning, Zabuhailo, bloomypetal, guitarguy1985, bmusic92, and offthesky of...

Duration:00:18:59

Competition Law Updates –– Talking Tech w/ Avery Gardiner!

8/24/2020
We have another exciting show for you this week! 2020 has been a busy year for antitrust in the tech industry. Before the COVID 19 pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission launched investigations into past mergers in the tech industry, with the expectation that they’d be a lot tougher on companies trying to absorb their rivals. Both the DOJ and the FTC have active investigations into the big tech companies. The House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee also brought together the CEOs of Amazon,...

Duration:00:26:06

Tech Talk: CDT Files Suit Against President Trump's Executive Order Talking Tech w/ Alexandra Givens

7/10/2020
We have another exciting show for you this week! Last month, The Center Democracy and Technology filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship”. The suit argues that the Executive Order violates the First Amendment by curtailing and chilling the constitutionally protected speech of online platforms and individuals. In today’s episode, you will hear from Alexandra Reeve Givens, President, and CEO of The Center for Democracy and Technology, as we...

Duration:00:21:58

Tech Talk: Election Security During COVID-19 - Talking Tech w/ Ben Adida & Hannah Quay-de la Vallee

5/20/2020
We have another exciting show for you this week! As the United States gears up for the 2020 election season, many experts are exploring new digital solutions to aid in keeping Americans safe while voting during COVID-19. But what are some of the inherent dangers of online voting? How do we ensure our elections are safe and secure while in the midst of a global pandemic? What are some of the problems a vote-by-mail system helps solve, and some of the inherent issues the same system might...

Duration:00:38:30

Tech Talk: Location Data Sharing in COVID-19 -- Talking Tech w/ Greg Nojeim

5/8/2020
We have another exciting show for you this week! As governments work to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus across the globe, some countries have begun using highly personalized location data to locate and identify potential cases. While having access to this data may aid in curtailing the spread of the virus, many privacy advocates are concerned that collecting such data without certain safeguards could pose an immediate danger to privacy and civil liberties, and have long term...

Duration:00:15:45

Tech Talk: Student Privacy During COVID-19 -- Talking Tech w/ Kim Ochs & Elizabeth Laird

4/14/2020
We have another exciting show for you this week! Due to the rapid school closures caused by COVID-19, many school districts are introducing new distance learning strategies in hopes to continue education during this uncertain time. But as many students are turning to technology and online platforms to aid in their studies, many privacy advocates are concerned that their data may not be properly protected. In this episode of Tech Talk, you will hear from Kimberly Ochs, CDT Fellow and Adjunct...

Duration:00:29:06

Tech Talk: EARN IT Act-- Talking Tech w/ Mana Azarmi, Hannah Quay-de la Vallee, & Liz Woolery

4/9/2020
We have an exciting show for you this week! In this episode of Tech Talk, you will hear from Mana Azarmi, Policy Counsel, Hannah Quay-de la Vallee, Senior Technologist, and Liz Woolery, Deputy Director of the Free Expression Project, as we discuss the EARN IT Act. A well-intentioned new bill aimed at combating child sexual exploitation online, threatens to erode free speech on online platforms and also poses a serious threat to strong end-to-end encryption and secure commutations as we know...

Duration:00:20:40

Data Feminism & Election Security - Talking Tech w/ Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren Klein & Larry Norden

3/11/2020
We have another amazing episode of Tech Talk for you. First, we will talk with co-authors of the book Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio, and Lauren Klein. Data Feminism introduces us to a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. After that, we hear from Larry Norden, Director of Election Reform at the Brennan Center, as he talks about election infrastructure. His talk originated at the “Hacking the US Election” event, which CDT...

Duration:00:31:56

Tech Talk: Updates from Brussels & a Preview of Tech Prom

2/13/2020
It’s only February, but the proposals, rules, and regulations are coming out of Brussels rapidly. And as with GDPR, these proposals impact not just Europeans, but are driving policy debates globally. In this episode, CDT's EU lead Jens Henrik Jeppesen brings us the very latest from Europe. After that, we welcome the amazing Lee-Berkeley Shaw, CDT's Director of Development, who share details about our 25th Anniversary Tech Prom celebration. The event takes place April 23 in Washington, DC -...

Duration:00:27:08

Tech Talk: Examining the Electronic Monitoring of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

1/23/2020
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with Catherine Crump. Electronic monitoring of young people in the juvenile justice system is on the rise nationwide. Despite the increase in usage, very little data actually exists about how the technology is being used and to what effect. That is, until now. Catherine Crump, a professor at the Berkeley School of Law, recently conducted a study on the use of electronic monitoring of youth in California. Her findings suggest that this technology is widening...

Duration:00:17:45

Digi Financing, FOSO -- Talking Tech w/ Steve Hollingworth & Charles Cooke, Seema Sueko, Lual Mayen

12/12/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with Steve Hollingworth, of the Grameen Foundation. Access to financing is a major obstacle to alleviating poverty for millions of people around the world. The Grameen Foundation leverages data and technology to address this issue and in this episode we hear from their president about how they are doing that. Then, Brian takes you into our just-wrapped 2019 Future of Speech Online. At the event led by CDT, we asked six speakers to share what the future of...

Duration:00:44:34

IP & Justice, FOSO -- Talking Tech w/ Kimberly Tignor & Abdülhamit Bilici, Amber Baldet, Hoda Hawa

12/12/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski first sits down with Kimberly Tignor, the Executive Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Justice. She highlights the work of the Institute and shares stories of how creators of all kinds have benefited from their efforts. Then, Brian takes you into our just-wrapped 2019 Future of Speech Online. At the event led by CDT, we asked six speakers to share what the future of speech looks like for a diversity of speakers. Here's the first three of those...

Duration:00:38:24

Visionary Pam, Algorithms and Housing -- Talking Tech w/ Pam Samuelson & Natasha Duarte

10/23/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with the visionary Pam Samuelson, one of the leaders behind technology law and policy clinics. These clinics are helping answer some of today’s most pressing legal questions around tech and society, and Pam tells us more about how they got started and what they're tackling now. Then, Brian brings in CDT's Natasha Duarte to talk about changes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to make to its rules against housing discrimination. HUD...

Duration:00:38:05

Tech-splaining All Things 5G -- Talking Tech w/ Stan Adams

10/2/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with CDT's Open Internet Counsel, Stan Adams, to discuss the latest installments in our series of technology explainers, called "Techsplanations." In these installments, Stan's broken down the basics of spectrum and network management, all building towards talking about the much hyped 5G network. If you've got questions on this technology, Stan answers it here. More from our Techsplanation series: http://bit.ly/CDTsplanations More from the series on 5G:...

Duration:00:25:17

Taking a Tech Shabbat -- Talking Tech w/ Tiffany Shlain

9/24/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with author, filmmaker, and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain to talk about her latest book: "24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week." She brings her insight and tips from a 10-year journey with her family (including kids), taking 24 hours off each week from technological interaction. Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1982116862 More on Tiffany: https://twitter.com/tiffanyshlain More on our host, Brian: bit.ly/cdtbrian Attribution:...

Duration:00:19:45

Thinking About Broadband, 5G -- Talking Tech w/ Nicol Turner-Lee & Scott Turnbull

8/13/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski brings in Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, a Fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. She has a forthcoming book, The Digitally Invisible: How the Internet is Creating the New Underclass. Together they discuss the implications of lacking broadband infrastructure and/ or access to high speed internet in communities across the country. Then, Brian sits down with Scott Turnbull, the Director of Technology for US Ignite, to discuss how 5G and other...

Duration:00:32:01

Summer Update, Privacy + Competition -- Talking Tech w/ Michelle Richardson & Avery Gardiner

7/30/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with Director of Privacy & Data, Michelle Richardson, unpacking what the $5 billion dollar fine levied by the Federal Trade Commission against Facebook means and updating us on where things stand with a federal privacy law in the United States. Then Brian brings in Senior Fellow on Competition, Data, and Power, Avery Gardiner to talk about the latest on big tech and antitrust laws. More on CDT's privacy legislation efforts: http://bit.ly/CDTfedpriv More on...

Duration:00:24:34

Market Structure + Regs for Digital Platforms -- Talking Tech w/ Harold Feld

6/19/2019
Calls for the regulation of so-called big tech are coming from all directions, and while the proposed interventions vary widely, a common refrain is that these companies have too much power. Host Brian Wesolowski sits down with author Harold Feld, Senior Vice President of Public Knowledge, about his new e-book, The Case for the Digital Platform Act. It takes a deeper look at some of the challenges posed by the increased power of digital platforms, and proposes the creation of a new U.S....

Duration:00:20:09

First Hand Experience At the Border -- Talking Tech w/ Alex Mensing & Harley Geiger

6/6/2019
Host Brian Wesolowski sits down first with Pueblo Sin Fronteras' Alex Mensing, to discuss first hand-experience of enhanced screenings by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at ports of entry – and why we should all be concerned. Then Brian sits down with Rapid7's Harley Geiger (CDT alum) and CDT's Michelle Richardson to talk about the data security angle to US privacy legislation, and why Congress seems to be not giving it the attention it deserves. More on Pueblo Sin Fronteras:...

Duration:00:37:52