Episodes

Aug. 5, 2022

Battle of the privacy bills; Meta's meltdown? -- Tech Law & Policy Th…

Competing privacy bills may slow down kids’ protection online   Three competing privacy bills have made negotiations on the Hill …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Belinda Nixon: Connecting Corporate Law with Technology & the Internet

When it comes to the intersection of technology and law, our minds go straight to challenges that feature prominently in the medi…

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July 25, 2022

Veda Cruz: How to Keep Up with Top Legal Trends in the Gaming Industry

Veda Cruz: Play to Earn Games: What You Need to Know About the Law  The video game industry has grown rapidly over the last sever…

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July 22, 2022

FCC cracks down on "car warranty calls"; DOJ fines Uber for violating…

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of online safety and free speech this week. Washington Pos…

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July 18, 2022

Kathy Baxter: The Ethics of AI

Kathy Baxter: The Ethics of AI    Consumers are between a rock and a hard place. We expect the companies we distrust to be honest…

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July 16, 2022

Arizona criminalizes recording police; Amazon shared Ring footage wit…

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of online safety and free speech this week.     If a crime…

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July 11, 2022

Payton Croskey: Subverting Race-based Surveillance in a Digital Age

Payton Croskey and her team investigate the ways in which racial bias and discrimination shape how we are watched, policed and ta…

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July 8, 2022

Friday News Brief - 07.08.22

TikTok is under intensifying pressure from Congress after Buzzfeed released leaked audio from nine different TikTok employees say…

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June 27, 2022

Ryan Merkley: Disinformation Post-Roe v. Wade

The discourse in the US is increasingly toxic and divisive. Disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech are rampant and we ha…

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June 25, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.24.22

In a 6-3 decision Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan were the only dissentin…

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June 18, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.17.22

During his state of the Union address Tuesday, President Joe Biden called for better regulation of social media companies. First …

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June 13, 2022

Joe Miller: Let's Talk About 'Tech Transparency

I decided to do a solo episode this week because I think it’s really sort of super important to highlight bias in the public poli…

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June 10, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.10.22

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced a privacy bill last week that some observers including the Was…

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June 6, 2022

Ari Fitzgerald: 5G Basics

Most of us probably don’t think about it much, but our cell phones and Wi-Fi connections use something called spectrum to send an…

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June 4, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.03.22

Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Facebook after 14 years with the company.The Wall Street Journal reported that Meta has been reviewing…

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May 27, 2022

Friday News Brief - 05.27.22

A company called Evolv uses “active sensing” — a light emission technique also used in radar and lidar—to create images and ident…

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May 23, 2022

Emnet Tafesse & Ranjit Singh: A Social Science Approach to AI

AI is an interdisciplinary field that draws on many fields of study, including computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and ma…

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May 20, 2022

Friday News Brief - 05.20.22

New York State Attorney General Letitia James opened a new probe in.  to Twitch, 4chan, 8chan, and Discord in the aftermath of th…

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May 16, 2022

Vicki Shotbolt & Geraldine Bedell: Global Tech Policy and Media Liter…

Today’s global economy has made it easier than ever to explore opportunities and access resources. However, this comes with the c…

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May 13, 2022

Friday News Brief - 05.13.22

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling to strike down the State of Texas’ controversial that created…

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May 9, 2022

Afua Bruce: Tech, Equity, and Philanthropy

Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist whose career has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic s…

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May 2, 2022

Jessica Dheere: How do tech companies use data about you?

Tech companies use data to spot patterns in their users’ search histories. They use this information to understand how customers …

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April 28, 2022

Vint Cerf: How Futuristic Technologies Will Shape the World

With the convergence of the Metaverse, Web 3.0 and the blockchain, it’s hard to imagine just how far we have come over the last c…

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April 19, 2022

Jonathan Cohen: The Importance of Media Law

We are in the middle of a disruptive tech revolution, and it will take some time for society to adjust. Tech, media, and telecom …

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