Episodes

Feb. 5, 2023

[Encore Episode] Tiffany D. Cross: How to Stay True to Your Audience

[Encore Episode -- originally aired 1/17/2017]

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Jan. 30, 2023

Barry Ohlson: Fostering a Viewpoint Diverse Tech Bar

is essential for having meaningful dialogue and achieving true understanding. It allows people to be exposed to different perspectives and consider all sides of an issue without judgment. Viewpoint diversity can lead to better solutions, deeper...

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Dec. 19, 2022

Joe Miller: Predictions for 2023

Hi everybody -   Just a quick, solo episode this week, and then we’re Audi 5,000  to get some rest and relaxation, spending time with friends and family for the holidays, etc.    It has been such a crazy year, hasn’t it? But I...

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Dec. 12, 2022

Zeve Sanderson: Researching Social Media & Politics

Bio Zeve Sanderson is the founding Executive Director of NYU's Center for . His research interests focus on measuring the diffusion and impacts of harmful online speech, as well as empirically testing the efficacy of interventions. He regularly writes...

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Dec. 9, 2022

DC AG lawsuit: Amazon stole Flex drivers' tips; White nationalists are back on Twitter -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

What’s going on? Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shields platforms like Google and Twitter from liability for content posted by internet users. Republicans and Democrats want the rule changed. It’s important to note that...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Vilas Dhar: Tech Optimism Today

Bio Vilas Dhar is the President of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. An entrepreneur, technologist and human rights advocate, Vilas serves on the Advisory Council at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, as a...

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Dec. 3, 2022

Musk attacks Apple; SF oks killer police bots – 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 Election Commission has adopted .   Why is it important? For years, the FEC has required certain disclosures for political...

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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

What just happened?

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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