Episodes

May 16, 2022

Global Tech Policy and Media Literacy for Families

Today’s global economy has made it easier than ever to explore opportunities and access resources. However, this comes with the challenge of understanding how these new markets and opportunities can be beneficial or harmful to your family....

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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 a private right of action for anyone who thinks they were banned from a social media platform because of their...

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May 9, 2022

Afua Bruce: Tech, Equity, and Philanthropy [Ep. 265]

Bio Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist whose career has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at the White House, the FBI, IBM, and the nonprofit...

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May 2, 2022

Jessica Dheere: How do tech companies use data about you? [Ep. 264]

Tech companies use data to spot patterns in their users’ search histories. They use this information to understand how customers behave. But in the 6 years since the Cambridge Analytica scandal happened, the details of how tech companies use our...

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April 28, 2022

Vint Cerf: How Futuristic Technologies Will Shape the World [Ep. 263]

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 century. We can’t fully appreciate this giant leap forward, without examining the origins of the internet. Who better...

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April 19, 2022

Jonathan Cohen: The Importance of Media Law [Ep. 262]

We are in the middle of a disruptive tech revolution, and it will take some time for society to adjust. Tech, media, and telecom companies turn to Jonathan Cohen for advice as they navigate a continually shifting legal, technological and political...

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April 11, 2022

How to Confront Racial Misinformation and Disinformation [Ep. 261]

The way you process information will affect your survival. It’s just a fact. Without the ability to evaluate information through a critical lens, it's hard to discern fact from fiction. Kyle Williams and Kamal Carter of A Long Talk About An...

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March 25, 2022

Managing Your Privacy Law Compliance with Donata Stroink Skilled [Ep. 260]

A lack of a unifying federal privacy law in the U.S. like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and a growing patchwork of state regulations to keep track of, can make it tricky for your business to maintain compliance.

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March 18, 2022

How to Overcome Self-Doubt in Your Cyber Career with Anita Balaraman [Ep. 259]

You’re well aware that this podcast is about public policy and so often we focus on that, but today, we’re also bringing you the creative side of policy making. So many of the policies that we fight to implement are created as a way to protect and...

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Feb. 28, 2022

Keeping Kids Safe Online with Dana Miller [Ep. 258]

Now more than ever we need to protect our kids as they have more exposure online than ever before. Children’s Online Safety is a priority that we are taking very seriously.  We’re living in a hyperconnected age and we’ve got the Metaverse...

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Nov. 11, 2021

How Remote Court Proceedings Affect Equal Access with Douglas Keith [Ep. 257]

When the pandemic started, courts that were slower in adopting technology had to undergo a two-week revolution to move their operations to a remote setting. Under normal circumstances, that would have taken them twenty years to achieve.  Existing...

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Nov. 1, 2021

Leadership with Camille Stewart [Ep. 256]

WashingTECH Policy Podcast was started largely because of the impact of tech, AI and cybersecurity on communities of color, working class and immigrants, and none of the big players in the industry have it on their radar. Our conversation today is on...

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Oct. 26, 2021

Combating Medical Misinformation with Dr. Tara Sell [Ep. 255]

Some of the earliest documented instances of health misinformation occurred as early as the 1930s. So it’s not as recent of a phenomenon as you may think. Obviously, social media has made the speed and prevalence of health misinformation and...

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Oct. 18, 2021

Lawful But Awful: The Complexities of Online Content Moderation with Elizabeth Banker (Ep. 254)

Across the US, many states are considering laws that prohibit online platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc. from enforcing rules against what we call “lawful but awful” online content. Lawmakers are motivated to do this because they...

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Oct. 12, 2021

Privacy Legislation at the State Level with Justin Brookman (Ep. 253)

With Federal privacy regulation leaving much to be desired, it has fallen to individual states to make up the gap and establish their own privacy rules. This approach is problematic for many reasons, which is why Justin Brookman is on the show today....

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Sept. 30, 2021

Protecting Your Childs Data in School with Cody Venzke Ep 252 mixdown

Cody Venzke is a Policy Counsel for CDT’s Equity in Civic Technology Project, where he works to ensure that education agencies and other civic institutions use technology responsibly and equitably while protecting the privacy and civil rights of...

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Sept. 22, 2021

Margaret Kaplan on How Landlords Use Algorithms to Weed Out Potential Renters

Margaret graduated cum laude from the  in 2003 and began her legal career with the Housing Preservation Project. She began her career as a community organizer, fighting for the rights of manufactured home community members...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Justin Hendrix - What You Need to Know About Terrorism in DC (Ep. 250)

Justin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist...

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Nov. 12, 2020

David Johns on Trump's Arsonous Section 230 Plan to Roast Black Voices

Bio  is known for his passion, public policy acumen and fierce advocacy for youth. He is an enthusiast about equity—leveraging his time, talent and treasures to address the needs of individuals and communities often neglected and...

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Nov. 3, 2020

Alejandro Roark on Latinos, Section 230 and Access (Ep.247)

Bio Alejandro Roark is Executive Director of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) in Washington, DC. HTTP is a national non-profit that convenes an intersectional coalition of national Latino organizations committed...

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Oct. 21, 2020

Richard Fowler on Misinformation in Black America Ep 246 mixdown

Bio   Richard Fowler is Host of radio’s nationally syndicated , Democratic Messaging Expert, and Millennial Engagement Specialist, Richard Fowler is an advocate for youth and social policy reform.  Currently, Richard works with teachers,...

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Oct. 6, 2020

How to spot and stop misinformation with John Breyault Ep 244 mixdown

How to spot and stop misinformation with John Breyault (Ep. 244) How to spot and stop misinformation with John Breyault (Ep. 244) -- John and Joe Miller discuss how consumers themselves can correct misinformation, by weighing in when they see it,...

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