Oct. 17, 2017

Jason Resendez: How Tech Can Help Latinos with Alzheimer's

Bio Jason Resendez () directs the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Network. LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's is the nation’s first-ever coalition of Latino organizations focused on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease within the Latino community....

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Oct. 10, 2017

Karan Chopra: How to Close America's Opportunity Gap

Bio Karan Chopra () a is Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, where he  provides leadership on strategic direction and execution of Opportunity@Work’s priorities and the TechHire initiative. He co-founded...

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Oct. 3, 2017

George Joseph: Iris Recognition Technology and the U.S. Border Patrol

Iris Recognition Technology and the U.S. Border Patrol One of Donald Trump's main campaign promises was to build a border wall on the U.S./Mexican border. But can iris recognition technology be used instead? Bio George Joseph () is a...

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Sept. 26, 2017

Jules Polonetsky: Online Privacy Issues -- An Overview

Online Privacy Issues -- An Overview As online privacy issues mount in the U.S., regulators are pulling back. Earlier this year, Congress repealed the privacy rules the FCC passed under former Chairman Tom Wheeler. The rules would have required ISPs...

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Sept. 19, 2017

Jessica Lee: The Cyberwarfare Capability of North Korea

The Cyberwarfare Capability of North Korea For decades, policymakers, journalists and the media have discussed, prevented, and continued to assess North Korea's nuclear capabilities. The United States and the United Nations have repeatedly issued...

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Sept. 12, 2017

Licy Do Canto : Public Health IT Policy

Bio  is founder and president of the Do Canto Group, a bipartisan government relations firm specializing in public health and health care legislative and regulatory policy, with a particular focus on underserved communities. An expert in health...

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Sept. 5, 2017

Edgar Figueroa : The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities

The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities The potential for WiFi can't be understated. WiFi is beneficial not only for businesses, but also for communities that have traditionally lacked access. In this episode, Edgar Figueroa of the WiFi...

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Aug. 22, 2017

Chris Lewis : Net Neutrality's Winners and Losers

The FCC is . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia subsequently upheld the rules. If the Ajit Pai FCC undoes the rules, as it is likely to do, there will be, as always, winners and losers. Who will they be? Further, ISPs are arguing...

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Aug. 15, 2017

Elizabeth Frazee : How to Build a Lobbying Presence in Washington

How to Build a Lobbying Presence in Washington Before you build a lobbying presence in Washington, consider the fact that technology now touches almost every aspect of our lives. Accordingly, our policymaking has become more complex as companies...

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Aug. 8, 2017

Gregory Allen : Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare

How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Affect Warfare? In today's episode we discuss the role of artificial intelligence in the future of warfare. What are the risks? How is the United States likely to fare in confrontations involving the use of AI? In...

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Aug. 1, 2017

Melissa Blaustein : Lobbying and Advocacy for Entrepreneurs

Lobbying and Advocacy for Entrepreneurs: The Business Case Lobbying and advocacy is not necessarily something that most entrepreneurs think about when they venture out on their own. Despite the fact that my business focuses on tech policy, when I...

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July 25, 2017

Stephanie Mash Sykes : How Mayors Can Bridge the Digital Divide One City at a Time

The Rise of Technology is a Double-Edged Sword for many African Americans Recent reports suggest that African Americans have the most to gain, and yet the most to lose, from advances in technology. The digital divide persists. Recent Pew research...

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July 19, 2017

Gina Dalma : How to Work with Philanthropists in Silicon Valley

What should policy professionals be thinking about as they develop their outreach efforts to philanthropists in Silicon Valley?

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July 11, 2017

Nicole Yates : African American Women in Engineering: Statistics and Solutions

African American Women Engineers' Silent Struggle Against Indifference I had a hard time finding a title for this post. I wanted to come up with something that would speak to what people were already searching for. So I went to Google Trends and...

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July 5, 2017

Gabriella Ziccarelli and Joe Sremack : What Do Emojis Mean for the Law?

Can Using Emojis Get You in Trouble? You know what emojis mean. Otherwise, you wouldn't use them. Right? One recent University of Minnesota study found that there can be vast differences between what you and your recipient think that emoji...

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June 27, 2017

Rijul Magu : Racism Online -- Detecting Stealthy Bigotry

America's History of Recalcitrance De jure discrimination Racism online is evolving in a way that is consistent with the way racism has always evolved--from explicit to subtle. Plaintiff-side civil rights lawyers have found it easiest to win -- if...

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June 20, 2017

Laurent Crenshaw : SLAPP Suits and Freedom of Speech

What is a SLAPP Suit? Let's say you own a small business called "Policy Town Fajitas". You think your business is second-to-none. You've invested in it--time, sweat, money and otherwise ... But then, all of a sudden, one of your customers doesn't...

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June 13, 2017

Bernard Chao : How Much Privacy Should You Expect in the Digital Age?

Privacy, Searches, Seizures and the Law The digital age is challenging the way our judicial system balances privacy against the needs of law enforcement. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of the people to be...

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June 6, 2017

Audrey Alexander : ISIS Online: Are they Winning?

The London Bridge terror attacks that occurred this past weekend are causing policymakers to once again re-evaluate the efficacy of their counterterrorism efforts against ISIS. ISIS counterterrorism expert Audrey Alexander () is a Research Fellow at...

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May 30, 2017

Anindya Ghose : Balancing Privacy Policy and Digital Marketing

How can policymakers balance consumers' need for targeted, relevant content against such consumers' desire for privacy? Anindya Ghose () is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York...

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May 23, 2017

Yosef Getachew : 5G Internet is Coming Soon: What is it? How fast? Who will have access?

Yosef Getachew () is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge where he works on a variety of technology and communications issues. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Yosef worked as a law clerk for several technology and communications organizations...

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May 16, 2017

Matt Cagle : How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance

Matt Cagle is a Policy Attorney for Technology and Civil Liberties at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Matt attended law school at Stanford and has a BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona. Before...

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May 9, 2017

Shayna Cook : Technology and Teaching: Opportunities for Measurable Student Outcomes

Shayna Cook () is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Learning Technologies project. Shayna researches and reports on innovation, new technologies, and digital equity issues concerning...

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May 2, 2017

Jeff Binder : Planning to Cut the Cord? This New Cable Company Wants You to Reconsider

Jeff Binder () is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Layer3 TV, a next generation cable company, founded in 2013. Most recently Jeff was a general partner at Genovation Capital, a stage-agnostic private equity and venture group focused...

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