Tech Policy

Episodes

How to Work with Philanthropists in Silicon Valley with Gina Dalma

July 19, 2017

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

African American Women in Engineering: Statistics and Solutions with Nicole Yates (Ep. 97)

July 11, 2017

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…

What Do Emojis Mean for the Law? with Gabriella Ziccarelli and Joe Sremack (Ep. 96)

July 5, 2017

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 t…

Racism Online -- Detecting Stealthy Bigotry with Rijul Magu (Ep. 95)

June 27, 2017

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…

SLAPP Suits and Freedom of Speech with Laurent Crenshaw

June 20, 2017

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 …

How Much Privacy Should You Expect in the Digital Age? with Bernard Chao (Ep 93)

June 13, 2017

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 t…

ISIS Online: Are they Winning? with Audrey Alexander (Ep. 92)

June 6, 2017

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 (…

Ep 91: Balancing Privacy Policy and Digital Marketing with Anindya Ghose

May 30, 2017

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 Ma…

Ep 90: 5G Internet is Coming Soon: What is it? How fast? Who will have access? with Yosef Getachew

May 23, 2017

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 communic…

Ep 89: How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance with Matt Cagle

May 16, 2017

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 Univ…

Ep 88: Technology and Teaching: Opportunities for Measurable Student Outcomes with Shayna Cook

May 9, 2017

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 iss…

Ep 87: Planning to Cut the Cord? This New Cable Company Wants You to Reconsider with Jeff Binder

May 2, 2017

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…

Ep 86: Maya Rockeymoore: What we should do about autonomous vehicles and American jobs

April 25, 2017

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore () leads Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based policy firm that makes policy work for people and their environments. A former adjunct professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American Un…

Ep 85: How to Help Women with STEM Degrees Keep Breaking Barriers with Roberta Rincon

April 18, 2017

is the ' (SWE) Manager of Research. Before joining SWE, Roberta Rincon was a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at The University of Texas System. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education policy research, coor…

*Encore Episode*: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science Melissa Rasberry

April 11, 2017

My guest today is Dr. Melissa A. Rasberry ().  Melissa is senior technical assistance consultant at the , where she serves as the principal investigator for the , an online community of practice for computer science teachers…

Ep 84: A Mission to Bring Robotics to STEM Education with Jane Taylor

April 4, 2017

Jane Taylor is the Founder and President of . Bot Shop is an innovative one-stop shop specializing in integrating Robotics and Energy Education into K-12 public schools, informal education, non-profits and outreach programs.…

Ep 83: How Trump's Surveillance of Muslims Affects the Rights of Innocent Civilians with Faiza Patel

March 28, 2017

Faiza Patel () serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state law…

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

March 21, 2017

The man who , according to Cecilia Kang at The New York Times. The FBI picked up twenty-nine year old John Rivello of Salisbury, Md. on Friday for sending Eichenwald, who suffers from seizures, an electronic file containing …

Ep 81: The Internet Economy with Chris Hooton

March 14, 2017

Dr. Christopher Hooton () is the Chief Economist at the Internet Association, which represents the interests of the world's leading Internet companies in the advancement of public policy solutions to strengthen and protect I…

Ep 80: How to Fight Fake News (Part 2 of 2): 'Inoculation' with Sander van der Linden

March 7, 2017

Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioral Sci…

Ep 79: How to Fight Fake News (Part 1 of 2) with Taylor Moore

Feb. 28, 2017

Taylor Moore () is the 's (CDT) Free Expression Fellow. Her work focuses on preserving the Internet as a global platform for speech and association, democratic accountability, the free exchange of information and ideas, and …

Ep 78: How to 'Obfuscate' Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum

Feb. 21, 2017

Helen Nissenbaum () is on the faculty if Cornell Tech, on leave from NYU where she Professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Director of the Information Law Institute. Her eight books include , with Finn Brunton (MIT…

Ep 77: Is FCC Chief Ajit Pai's Net Neutrality 'Weed Whacker' Good for Consumers? with Harold Feld

Feb. 14, 2017

Harold Feld ()  is Public Knowledge's Senior Vice President. Before becoming Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, Harold worked as Senior Vice President of Media Access Project, advocating for the public interest in me…

Ep 76: Empowering Consumers to Protect their Privacy and Secure their Data with John Breyault

Feb. 7, 2017

John Breyault () is Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud at the National Consumers League (NCL). John’s focus at NCL is on advocating for stronger consumer protections before Congress and federal age…