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#25: Drones & Humanitarianism

February 18, 2016

Media coverage of drones often focuses on near-misses with airplanes or bombings in the Middle East. But there’s another side to drones that doesn’t get...


#24: Apple v FBI: Unlocking the iPhone

February 17, 2016

Apple made headlines today by refusing to comply with a federal judge’s order to unlock the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San...


#23: Getting SLAPPed for Online Speech

February 16, 2016

Online free speech is critical to companies like Yelp and TripAdvisor whose business models depend on consumer reviews. But companies often don’t like what they...


#22: India Shuts Down Free Internet

February 12, 2016

This week, India shut the door on Free Basics, a Facebook program that offers free, limited Internet access to people in the developing world. While...


#21: Broadband Deployment in America with FCC Comm’r Ajit Pai

February 11, 2016

Is broadband being deployed in a “reasonable and timely manner” in the United States? From 1998 on, the FCC always said yes. But in 2010,...


#20 – Spying on Foreigners (and Ourselves)

February 10, 2016

Section 702, a US foreign surveillance program, is set to expire at the end of 2017. While privacy advocates are crying out for reform or...