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 60: SpaceX, Starlink, and Mozilla State Partitioning

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2021  |  41 mins 35 secs
    privacy, space, technology, web

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk about Starlink, SpaceX and Mozilla’s new state partitioning privacy feature in Firefox.

  • Episode 59: FOSS, Mentorship, and Doing Great Work

    Episode  |  February 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    automated testing, drupal, engineering, open source, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Travis Carden and Petros Koutoupis about maintaining open source projects, mentoring contributors, Drupal, and automated testing.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - February 24, 2020: A Harrowing Tale

    Article  |  February 24th, 2021
    identity theft, passwords, security

    We talk through real world identity theft, and ways to harden your personal security.

  • Episode 58: So Someone Stole Your Identity

    Episode  |  February 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    security, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Shawn Powers and Kyle Rankin about protecting yourself online, password and security best practices, and a tragic tale.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - February 19, 2020: Facial Recognition Powered By YOU

    Article  |  February 19th, 2021
    ai, facial recognition, photography

    This week we talk exposing.ai, an app that uncovers facial recognition datasets.

  • Episode 57: You Look Familiar, Did I See You on the Internet?

    Episode  |  February 12th, 2021  |  44 mins 49 secs
    facial recognition, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk facial recognition AI using our photos for training, and how we collectively negotiate our own privacy online.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - February 11, 2020: Content Moderation is Complicated

    Article  |  February 11th, 2021
    content moderation, facebook, finance, privacy, signal, twitter

    This week we explore different ways to moderate web communication.

  • Episode 56: The Age of the Moderator

    Episode  |  February 5th, 2021  |  41 mins 58 secs
    privacy, social media, technology

    Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls and Petros Koutoupis talk Twitter's new Birdwatch experiment, Signal's resistance to moderation, and Redditors' impact on the stock market.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - February 4, 2020: Digital Rights are Human Rights

    Article  |  February 4th, 2021
    digital rights, dxing, privacy, radio broadcasting, section 230

    We're back with two new episodes, one on digital rights and internet policy, and a new one about radio broadcasting.

  • Episode 55: Radio Broadcasting

    Episode  |  January 29th, 2021  |  56 mins 3 secs
    radio, technology

    Doc Searls and Petros Koutoupis talk to Dean Landsman and Paul Walker about radio broadcasting, including long distance coverage.

  • Episode 54: Digital Rights are Human Rights

    Episode  |  January 22nd, 2021  |  52 mins 25 secs
    digital rights, privacy, section 230, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Evan Greer, Deputy Director of digital rights activism group Fight for the Future about Section 230, politics, de-platforming, and internet policy.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - December 23, 2020: Happy Holidays!

    Article  |  December 23rd, 2020
    amazon halo, apple, fragmentation, hack, idfa, open source, security, solarwinds, surveillance

    This week we talked SolarWinds, Fragmentation, Surveillance and Apple IDFA.

  • Episode 53: The SolarWinds Attack

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2020  |  52 mins 27 secs
    solarwinds, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin and Petros Koutoupis about the SolarWinds hack, and Facebook's reaction to Apple privacy initiatives.

  • Episode 52: Fragmentation and Outrage of the Week

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    development, privacy, software, surveillance, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin about fragmentation and software development, the Amazon Halo, and surveilling school children.

  • Reality 2.0 Newsletter - December 16, 2020: Having Too Much Fun

    Article  |  December 16th, 2020
    art, poop, space

    Be careful in the desert.

  • Episode 51: Poop in the Desert

    Episode  |  December 11th, 2020  |  40 mins 13 secs
    cryptography, open source, poop, space, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman have a fun chat with Petros Koutoupis about open source in space, digital detox, World War 2 cryptography, and poop in the desert.