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

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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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Digital Rights

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.

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Radio

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!

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