Episodes

Nov. 28, 2022

Adam Kovacevich: Balancing Tech, Business & Progressive Policymaking

Adam Kovacevich: Balancing Tech, Business & Progressive Policymaking Bio Adam Kovacevich (Kuh-VACK-uh-VITCH) is the Founder and CEO of Chamber of Progress, a new centre-left tech industry policy coalition promoting technology’s progressive future....

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Nov. 22, 2022

Ashkhen Kazaryan: Tech Policy, the New Congress, and the Supreme Court

Ashkhen Kazaryan: Tech Policy, the New Congress, and the Supreme Court Bio Ashkhen Kazaryan is a tech policy expert. She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, content moderation, surveillance reform and the intersection of...

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Nov. 18, 2022

Twitter is fading fast; Brutal caste discrimination against Indian gig workers -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of tech law & policy this week. It’s a lot. Where should we start? Let’s start with Twitter - which continues to meltdown after Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company...

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Nov. 14, 2022

Chuck Keller: How to Get Faster Internet Speeds with USF

Bio Chuck is one of the country’s foremost experts on all aspects of federal and state universal service programs. Chuck had a leadership role at the FCC in the implementation of the universal service provisions of the Telecommunications Act of...

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Nov. 11, 2022

Musk floats possible Twitter bankruptcy; Crypto uncertainty after FTX implosion -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of tech law & policy this week.   The Federal Trade Commission has expressed “deep concern” over Twitter’s implosion since Elon Musk took over the company last...

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Nov. 7, 2022

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Just a quick, solo episode talking about Twitter, Mastodon & Tiffany Cross.

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Oct. 31, 2022

Dr. Michal Luria: Adaptive Research Design for Policymakers

One-size-fits-all research approaches are no longer sufficient to effectively address content moderation, fulfill the content preferences of each user, and prevent harmful, false information from undermining democracy. Researchers like Michal Luria...

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Oct. 24, 2022

Anisa F. Green: How to Navigate a Tech Law & Policy Career

The telecommunications, media, and technology sectors are exciting fields, but if you work in public policy, one must constantly adapt. Anisa Green shares with Joe how she built her career and how to find a team that values your presence at work....

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Oct. 17, 2022

Shahed Amanullah: Why Tech Policy Needs Social Innovation

Technology is transforming every sector of society and the economy. For example, think about how e-commerce has disrupted retail, is changing healthcare, and autonomous vehicles will reshape transportation. In an increasingly digital world,...

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Oct. 14, 2022

AP: Majority Americans think misinfo is harmful; Latino leaders warn about misinformation and disinformation targeting Latino communities -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of tech law & policy this week.   Let’s face it, DM’s, whether they’re encrypted or not, are no longer safe – if they ever were. Now, following the Supreme...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Roger Quiles: How to Stay Safe in the E-sports World

Roger Quiles: How to Stay Safe in the E-sports World   If you’re a fan of or an avid Twitch viewer, you may have heard of E-sports. The E-sports scene is booming, with several competitions now taking place worldwide. However, with this...

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Oct. 7, 2022

White House proposes Tech 'Bill of Rights'; SCOTUS to decide on scope of Section 230 -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of tech law & policy this week.   The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy proposed a new Tech ‘Bill of Rights’ Friday targeting harms caused by...

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Oct. 3, 2022

Lydia X. Z. Brown: The Common Types of AI Bias and How to Stop Them

The major posed by artificial intelligence (AI) is that its algorithms are often trained on biased data. This fundamental problem has enormous implications in our , workplaces, schools, healthcare industry, and . The persistence of racism, sexism,...

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Sept. 30, 2022

Fight against TX social media law heads to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Abortion advocates push back against "people search" sites; Ads for top brands appeared next to child abuse content on Twitter -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

The State of Texas’s social media law which stops tech companies from taking down hate speech and misleading information has reached the Fifth Circuit in a motion that this organization – WashingTech – has participated in amicus filings...

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Sept. 26, 2022

Mark Brennan: Sephora (Privacy Case Study)

Mark Brennan: Sephora (Privacy Case Study) In late August, the California Attorney General’s office issued its first public, monetary penalty against cosmetics giant Sephora, for violating the California Privacy and Protection Act (CCPA), which went...

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Sept. 23, 2022

Trump appears to endorse QAnon; 'Incel' movement grows online; Florida petitions Supreme Court on content moderation - Tech Law & Policy This Week

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of tech law & policy.    References to Hitler, Pepe the Frog, Tucker Carlson talking about the “great replacement” anti-immigration theory — it looks like...

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Sept. 19, 2022

Spandana Singh: Content Moderation Beyond the US

Spandana Singh: Content Moderation Beyond the US Social media platforms have played a central role in recent crises in the U.S., such as the Capitol Hill insurrection of 2021, and in Europe, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These developments...

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Sept. 17, 2022

Feds have massive trove of Americans' data; CA legislature passes nation's first children's privacy law -- Tech Law & Policy This Week -- 09.16.2022

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of online safety and free speech this week.     Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus on Thursday revealing...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Jon Roozenbeek: How to Pre-Bunk Misinformation and Disinformation

Jon Roozenbeek: How to Pre-Bunk Misinformation and Disinformation Misinformation and disinformation are two of propagandists' most important weapons in today’s “information war.” From the war in Ukraine to civil rights violations in the United...

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Aug. 27, 2022

Fifth Circuit strengthens cellphone warrants; Twitter whistleblower to testify; Tech unites around Ukraine misinfo

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s how tech law & policy is affecting you this week.   The Fifth Circuit, which is in Texas, decided that pictures of child pornography found on three cellphones in the van the defendant was...

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Aug. 22, 2022

Fatou Sankare: The Social Media and Law Enforcement Connection

Fatou Sankare: The Social Media and Law Enforcement Connection Social media has become one of the most common ways to connect with people. Many use it as an outlet to share personal information and interests, while others use it as a way to interact...

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Aug. 19, 2022

TikTok collects keystrokes; “Bossware’ is out of control; Lexis-Nexis sells nonpublic immigration data for $22m to ICE

So security researcher Felix Krause says TikTok is running JavaScript on other sites you visit in the iOS browser, and collecting your credit card information and keystrokes. And a TikTok spokesperson acknowledged the existence of the...

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Aug. 8, 2022

Joi Chaney & Alisa Valentin: The Digital Divide - How Technology Impacts Our Lives

The digital divide is the gap between those who have access to digital technologies and resources and those who do not.  If you asked most people what the digital divide was, they would probably assume it’s a reference to Internet access or...

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Aug. 5, 2022

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

Competing privacy bills may slow down kids’ protection online   Three competing privacy bills have made negotiations on the Hill even more difficult as the Senate and House have 3 different versions – two of which focus specifically on...

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