Tech Policy

Episodes

Leslie Kantor: Net Neutrality and Sexual Health (Ep. 122)

Jan. 16, 2018

Bio Here to discuss net neutrality and sexual health is Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH ( Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Vice President of Education. Dr. Kantor is a widely respected leader in the field of sexual and...

Elissa Shevinsky: Intro to Cryptocurrencies (Ep. 121)

Jan. 11, 2018

Bio Elissa Shevinsky () is a successful serial entrepreneur, focusing on cybersecurity and cryptocurrency companies. An early employee at Geekcorps (acquired) and Everyday Health (IPO) she was most recently Head of Product a…

Monica Anderson: Automation--Who Wins, Who Loses? (Ep. 120)

Jan. 3, 2018

Bio Monica Anderson is a research associate at the Pew Research Center. Her work focuses on internet and technology issues. Much of her recent work focuses on the impact of the , growing role of , and the role of  in the age…

Brian Woolfolk: A New and Relevant Voice for Inclusive Tech Policymaking (Ep. 119)

Dec. 19, 2017

Bio Brian Woolfolk () is the Founding Executive Director of Full Color Future--a new think tank and advocacy organization committed to changing the narrative about people of color in media, tech and innovation. He has been p…

Carmen Scurato: The FCC's Attack on Civil Rights (Ep. 118)

Dec. 12, 2017

Bio Carmen Scurato () is Vice President, Policy and General Counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, where she leads NHMC's policy and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for developing …

Victor Pickard: Why the FCC Should Delay Killing Net Neutrality (Ep. 117)

Dec. 5, 2017

Bio Victor Pickard () is an Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, and the politic…

Emma Llansó: How to Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking (Ep. 116)

Nov. 28, 2017

Bio Emma Llansó () is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Emma leads CDT’s work in advanc…

Danielle Citron: How to Fight for Cyberstalking Victims (Ep. 115)

Nov. 21, 2017

Bio Danielle Keats Citron () is the Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she teaches and writes about information privacy, free expression, and civil ri…

How Trump's FCC Plans to Change the Media Ownership Rules

Nov. 14, 2017

Bio Cheryl A. Leanza () is the President of her consulting firm, A Learned Hand, LLC, .  In this capacity she serves as policy advisor to the United Church of Christ’s historic media advocacy arm and as the Co-Chair of the L…

Tiffany C. Li: Artificial Intelligence--A Survey of the Policy Landscape (Ep. 113)

Nov. 7, 2017

Tiffany C. Li () is an attorney and Resident Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. She is an expert on privacy, intellectual property, and law and policy at the forefront of new technological innovations. …

Mary Madden: Privacy, Security and Digital Inequality (Ep. 112)

Oct. 31, 2017

Bio Mary Madden () is a veteran technology researcher, writer and public speaker, having studied trends in American internet users’ behaviors and attitudes for more than a decade. With the support of a grant from the Digital…

Larry Miller: How Radio Can Survive in the Era of Streaming (Ep. 111)

Oct. 24, 2017

Bio Larry Miller () is a Clinical Music Associate Professor and Director of the Music Business Program at NYU. He is also a music and technology entrepreneur and advisor and host of the  podcast. He advises music creators an…

Jason Resendez: How Tech Can Help Latinos with Alzheimer's (Ep. 110)

Oct. 17, 2017

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 Latin…

Karan Chopra: How to Close America's Opportunity Gap (Ep. 109)

Oct. 10, 2017

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-fou…

George Joseph: Iris Recognition Technology and the U.S. Border Patrol (Ep. 108)

Oct. 3, 2017

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 Josep…

Jules Polonetsky: Online Privacy Issues -- An Overview (Ep. 107)

Sept. 26, 2017

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…

Jessica Lee: The Cyberwarfare Capability of North Korea (Ep.106)

Sept. 19, 2017

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 …

Public Health IT Policy with Licy Do Canto (Ep. 105)

Sept. 12, 2017

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.…

The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities with Edgar Figueroa (Ep. 104)

Sept. 5, 2017

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 F…

Net Neutrality's Winners and Losers with Chris Lewis (Ep. 103)

Aug. 22, 2017

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? …

How to Build a Lobbying Presence in Washington with Elizabeth Frazee Ep. 102

Aug. 15, 2017

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…

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare with Gregory Allen (Ep. 101)

Aug. 8, 2017

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 …

Lobbying and Advocacy for Entrepreneurs with Melissa Blaustein (Ep. 100)

Aug. 1, 2017

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 …

How Mayors Can Bridge the Digital Divide One City at a Time with Stephanie Mash Sykes (Ep. 99)

July 25, 2017

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 persis…