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  • The Age of Global Transparency

    The age of global transparency is upon us. Whether you’re using mobile wiretaps, drones, or satellites, surveillance has become cheap and ubiquitous. And governments aren’t the only ones doing it. These days, almost anyone can peek into the lives of the world’s rich and powerful—and expose sensitive information, using new-fangled technologies or old-fashioned methods like leaks to the press.

    In this episode of Foreign Affairs Unedited, we’re taking a closer look at what the end of secrecy really means for governments, politicians, and everyday people.

  • Court upholds FCC net neutrality rules

    "In a 2-1 ruling, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules that regulators. In a statement, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the ruling “ensures the internet remains a platform for unparalled innovation, free expression and economic growth.” RT America correspondent Manila Chan reports that the DC Circuit Court upheld the ruling despite heavy resistance from the telecom industry.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy

    The University of Washington School of Law is delighted to announce a public workshop on the law and policy of artificial intelligence, co-hosted by the White House and UW’s Tech Policy Lab. The event places leading artificial intelligence experts from academia and industry in conversation with government officials interested in developing a wise and effective policy framework for this increasingly important technology. 

  • Encryption vs. the FBI

    Encryption vs. the FBI

    What's the latest in the FBI's ongoing dispute with Apple over encrypted iPhones? What's at stake and what could happen next? Guest Speaker, Riana Pfefferkorn is the Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

  • Bloomberg Law: Seattle Trash Search Unconstitutional

    Elizabeth Joh, a professor at the U-C Davis school of Law, and Don Aplin, a managing editor from Bloomberg BNA, discuss the constitutionality of increasing government surveillance across the United States. They also discuss a recent case in Seattle, where a judge ruled the city’s trash-check ordinance unconstitutional, which allowed trash collectors to check trash bags to make sure people were not sending compostable trash to landfills. They speak with Bloomberg Law host June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."

  • Accountable, Not Liable

    How Injunctions Against Intermediaries Change Intermediary Liability in Europe

  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 64: Apple, The FBI & You

    I don't think I need to reiterate how important the battle over the future of encryption is. It's not new, but rather the latest clash in a fight that has been raging for years, and the high-profile example of the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone has cast a spotlight on it. This week, we're joined by longtime Techdirt friend Marvin Ammori to dig into the details of this issue, its potential consequences, and its context in the history of encryption.