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Episode 54: Digital Rights Are Human Rights
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Evan Greer, Deputy Director of digital rights activism group Fight for the Future about Section 230, privacy, politics, de-platforming, and internet policy.
Episode 55: Radio Broadcasting
Doc Searls and Petros Koutoupis talk to Dean Landsman and Paul Walker about radio broadcasting, including long distance coverage.
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We’re back after taking a break for the holidays and then some. In the meantime, we’ve published two new episodes on very different, but equally interesting topics.
While we’ve covered controversy surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, we’ve never done it as well as with Evan Greer of Fight for the Future. Evan’s background in activism brings a much-needed perspective, and we hope you’ll listen with an open mind, as the complex issues of digital rights, privacy, and content moderation affect everyone, regardless of our political tendencies.
Beyond the more obvious threats to individual digital privacy like facial recognition, we are also collectively concerned about how recent events might add some unwanted fuel to the push by governments around the world for encryption backdoors. In our discussion, I hope we’ve shown why it’s important to push back against misplaced concern while respecting and addressing the fears that inspire it.
Our most recent episode covers one of Doc’s favorite topics, radio broadcasting. Doc and Petros Koutoupis had a fun chat with Dean Landsman, and Paul Walker about a few topics related to radio, including long distance signals in remote areas. If radio is your thing, you’ll want to check it out!
Interesting to see my uncredited photo of Boston’s Deer Island, @creative commons licensed only to require attribution, I suppose found by @msnbc on @Wikipedia, on the @maddow show. You’re welcome. :-) pic.twitter.com/N6BiNNHbiN— Doc Searls (@dsearls) December 10, 2020
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Fight for the Future — We are a group of artists, engineers, activists, and technologists who have been behind the largest online protests in human history, channeling Internet outrage into political power to win public interest victories previously thought to be impossible.
Doc Searls on Twitter: "Interesting to see my uncredited photo of Boston’s Deer Island, @creative commons licensed only to require attribution, I suppose found by @msnbc on @Wikipedia, on the @maddow show. You’re welcome. :-) https://t.co/N6BiNNHbiN" / Twitter — Interesting to see my uncredited photo of Boston’s Deer Island, @creative commons licensed only to require attribution, I suppose found by @msnbc on @Wikipedia , on the @maddow show. You’re welcome. :-)
KROY — This website was developed and is maintained by a group of former staff members and pays tribute to the memories of those and other eras in KROY’s storied history. We’re glad you stopped by this virtual “KROY window.” Stay awhile and have a look around.