Category: Privacy

Podcast #8: Tim Wu On Attention and Communications Networks

Tim Wu is a renowned scholar on our communications networks, having coined the phrase “net neutrality” and written extensively on the subject both inside and outside of government and academia, including the White House and Columbia University. His latest book, The Attention Merchants, is a history of advertising, and it’s not pretty. He spoke with us about our declining private spheres, the current state of the Internet, and the effects of what he calls The Cycle, as new communications technologies inevitably move from open to closed.

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Alex Marthews

Podcast #4: Alex Marthews on Protecting Privacy

Alex Marthews is the executive director of Restore the Fourth, a national non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting enforcement of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. He spoke with publisher Mo Lotman about the legal terrain surrounding mass surveillance, including a new effort to bring oversight of the application of surveillance technologies in local communities.

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