Reality 2.0

Where tech meets reality. Navigating technology, privacy, security and open source.

About the show

Join Privacy and Open Source advocates, Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman, as they navigate the new digital world, covering topics related to digital privacy, cybersecurity, digital identity, as well as Linux and open source and other current issues.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 45: Social Media Regulation and Journalism

    Episode  |  October 23rd, 2020  |  55 mins 5 secs
    journalism, regulation, section 230, social media, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Petros Koutoupis talk social media regulation and its relationship to journalism and the threat to Section 230.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - October 20, 2020: Podcasts Killed the Radio Star

    Article  |  October 20th, 2020
    By Katherine Druckman
    podcasting, radio

    This week, we talk about podcasting's evolution and rise in popularity, as well as radio's decline.

  • Episode 44: Podcasts Killed the Radio Star

    Episode  |  October 16th, 2020  |  46 mins 58 secs
    podcasting, radio, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Petros Koutoupis discuss the evolution of podcasting vs. radio.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - October 13, 2020: The Journey Begins

    Article  |  October 13th, 2020
    By Katherine Druckman

    This week we explore ad tech, privacy, and user agency.

  • Page X-Ray Data Privacy Analysis Featured in Episode 43

    Article  |  October 9th, 2020
    By Katherine Druckman
    ad fraud, ad tech, ad tracking, cookies, privacy, research

    Dr. Augustine Fou joins us for Episode 43 of Reality 2.0 to walk us through his Page XRay app, a data visualization tool that maps web site trackers.

  • Episode 43: Ad Tracking Runs Deep

    Episode  |  October 9th, 2020  |  59 mins 5 secs
    ad tech, ad tracking, privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Dr. Augustine Fou about his privacy analysis app, Page X-Ray, ad tracking, and data privacy.

  • Episode 42: Camera Drones, Ad Trackers, and That Netflix Movie

    Episode  |  October 2nd, 2020  |  51 mins 12 secs
    technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Kyle Rankin, and Petros Koutoupis talk about Amazon's new flying camera, ad tech, and The Social Dilemma.

  • Episode 41: TikTok and App Censorship

    Episode  |  September 25th, 2020  |  50 mins 16 secs
    security, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin and Petros Koutoupis about TikTok and who controls your phone.

  • Episode 40: Normalizing Surveillance

    Episode  |  September 18th, 2020  |  33 mins 49 secs
    technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Petros Koutoupis talk about Amazon's Alexa for landlords program.

  • Episode 39: Weekly Dose of Reality

    Episode  |  September 11th, 2020  |  54 mins 13 secs
    technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman and Petros Koutoupis talk remote work, survival, and Facebook.

  • Episode 38: Digital Convergence

    Episode  |  September 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin about Digital Convergence.

  • Episode 37: User Sovereignty and Decentralization, The Sequel

    Episode  |  July 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins
    open source, privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman continue their conversation with Dave Huseby about user sovereignty and decentralization, open source culture, cryptography, respectful technology, and more.

  • Episode 36: User Sovereignty and Decentralization

    Episode  |  June 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    security, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman and Petros Koutoupis talk to Dave Huseby about User Sovereignty and Decentralization, Hyperledger, blockchain and security.

  • Episode 35: Bruce Schneier on Truth, Reality, and Contact Tracing

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 2 secs
    covid-19, identity, privacy, security, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Bruce Schneier about Contact Tracing, Digital Identity, hacking, privacy, and regulation.

  • Episode 34: Privacy and Self-Hosting

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Robert Douglass about self-hosting collaboration tools, and other current privacy topics.

  • Episode 33: Pandemic Edition

    Episode  |  March 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    coronavirus, covid-19, open source, privacy, technology, telecommuting

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin, Petros Koutoupis, and Shawn Powers about the new realities we're facing as a result of COVID-19.