Episodes

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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Sept. 17, 2022

Feds have massive trove of Americans' data; CA legislature passes nation's first children's privacy law -- Tech Law & Policy This Week -- 09.16.2022

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of online safety and free speech this week.     Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus on Thursday revealing...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Jon Roozenbeek: How to Pre-Bunk Misinformation and Disinformation

Jon Roozenbeek: How to Pre-Bunk Misinformation and Disinformation Misinformation and disinformation are two of propagandists' most important weapons in today’s “information war.” From the war in Ukraine to civil rights violations in the United...

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Aug. 27, 2022

Fifth Circuit strengthens cellphone warrants; Twitter whistleblower to testify; Tech unites around Ukraine misinfo

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s how tech law & policy is affecting you this week.   The Fifth Circuit, which is in Texas, decided that pictures of child pornography found on three cellphones in the van the defendant was...

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Aug. 22, 2022

Fatou Sankare: The Social Media and Law Enforcement Connection

Fatou Sankare: The Social Media and Law Enforcement Connection Social media has become one of the most common ways to connect with people. Many use it as an outlet to share personal information and interests, while others use it as a way to interact...

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Aug. 19, 2022

TikTok collects keystrokes; “Bossware’ is out of control; Lexis-Nexis sells nonpublic immigration data for $22m to ICE

So security researcher Felix Krause says TikTok is running JavaScript on other sites you visit in the iOS browser, and collecting your credit card information and keystrokes. And a TikTok spokesperson acknowledged the existence of the...

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Aug. 8, 2022

Joi Chaney & Alisa Valentin: The Digital Divide - How Technology Impacts Our Lives

The digital divide is the gap between those who have access to digital technologies and resources and those who do not.  If you asked most people what the digital divide was, they would probably assume it’s a reference to Internet access or...

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Aug. 5, 2022

Battle of the privacy bills; Meta's meltdown? -- Tech Law & Policy This Week

Competing privacy bills may slow down kids’ protection online   Three competing privacy bills have made negotiations on the Hill even more difficult as the Senate and House have 3 different versions – two of which focus specifically on...

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Aug. 1, 2022

Belinda Nixon: Connecting Corporate Law with Technology & the Internet

When it comes to the intersection of technology and law, our minds go straight to challenges that feature prominently in the media, such as privacy in the digital age, the ethics of artificial intelligence, or how blockchain will change everything....

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July 25, 2022

Veda Cruz: How to Keep Up with Top Legal Trends in the Gaming Industry

Veda Cruz: Play to Earn Games: What You Need to Know About the Law  The video game industry has grown rapidly over the last several years. With new technology and more affordable equipment, more people than ever are interested in playing video...

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July 22, 2022

FCC cracks down on "car warranty calls"; DOJ fines Uber for violating disabled passengers; Tech Law and Policy This Week - week ending 7.22.22

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of online safety and free speech this week. Washington Post. Privacy experts worry about how Amazon will use healthcare data if the acquisition goes through – a deal...

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July 18, 2022

Kathy Baxter: The Ethics of AI

Kathy Baxter: The Ethics of AI    Consumers are between a rock and a hard place. We expect the companies we distrust to be honest about their data collection practices. Ninety percent of consumers think companies should improve the world....

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July 16, 2022

Arizona criminalizes recording police; Amazon shared Ring footage without consent -- Friday News Brief -- 07.15.22

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of online safety and free speech this week.     If a crime happens, should police be able to get a warrant that requires Google to release data on who used...

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July 11, 2022

Payton Croskey: Subverting Race-based Surveillance in a Digital Age

Payton Croskey and her team investigate the ways in which racial bias and discrimination shape how we are watched, policed and targeted by surveillance technology.   Payton Croskey     Bio   Payton Croskey is a visual artist and...

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July 8, 2022

Friday News Brief - 07.08.22

TikTok is under intensifying pressure from Congress after Buzzfeed released leaked audio from nine different TikTok employees saying that ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company based in China, had access to TikTok user data in the U.S. In a...

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June 27, 2022

Ryan Merkley: Disinformation Post-Roe v. Wade

The discourse in the US is increasingly toxic and divisive. Disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech are rampant and we have few options to change it. The US has been entrenched in a deteriorating political and information environment for a...

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June 25, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.24.22

In a 6-3 decision Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan were the only dissenting justices. Writing for the majority, Justice Alito left it up to state legislatures to write their own abortion laws. As...

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June 18, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.17.22

During his state of the Union address Tuesday, President Joe Biden called for better regulation of social media companies. First Lady Jill Biden invited Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to the State of the Union – Haugen was the first to shed...

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June 13, 2022

Joe Miller: Let's Talk About 'Tech Transparency

I decided to do a solo episode this week because I think it’s really sort of super important to highlight bias in the public policy profession – because it is a profession. Because over the last 17 years that I have been working on tech and media...

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June 10, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.10.22

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced a privacy bill last week that some observers including the Washington Post say faces a steep uphill battle. But the bill would require companies that use your data to only collect that...

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June 6, 2022

Ari Fitzgerald: 5G Basics

Most of us probably don’t think about it much, but our cell phones and Wi-Fi connections use something called spectrum to send and receive data. The term “5G” refers to the fifth major version of this standard for transmitting information...

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June 4, 2022

Friday News Brief - 06.03.22

Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Facebook after 14 years with the company.The Wall Street Journal reported that Meta has been reviewing Sheryl Sandberg's personal activities, including a reported allegation from the Journal's sources that she used...

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May 27, 2022

Friday News Brief - 05.27.22

A company called Evolv uses “active sensing” — a light emission technique also used in radar and lidar—to create images and identify weapons in public and private venues, according to the company. Despite “fundamental   limitations in...

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