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Episode 4: Talking Technology, Part Two

Deeper into the valiant efforts of activists and engineers to establish technology security and freedom for all. We discuss the need for thoughtful design of communications protocols, the promise of free software, and a key barrier that stands in the way of those researching the workings of technology in the public interest. Our guest is Daniel...

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Episode 3: Talking Technology, Part One

Exploring the human rights impacts of modern technology, from Facebook to Amazon Alexa to government spying operations. Our focus here is not on "how you can protect yourself," but on the technological changes needed to secure privacy and freedom for all. Our guest is Daniel Kahn Gillmor (aka "dkg"), senior staff technologist at the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project...

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Episode 2: Finding Freedom, Founding Freedom (special Black History Month episode)

Discussing the vital contributions of people of African descent to human rights as we know them. Our guest is Christina-Proenza Coles, author of "American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World."

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Episode 1.5: Yemen and How to Stop a War — Special Update

A crucial update on Congressional efforts to stop the devastating war and blockade in Yemen. Our guest is Kate Gould, Legislative Director of Middle East Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Advocates for Middle East peace, along with key members of the U.S. Congress, have been working steadily to block weapons sales to Saudi Arabia; to invoke the...

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