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Keep Me Posted
28 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Keep Me Posted - Episode 6: Alvaro Bedoya
Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age. The aftermath of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has driven calls from policymakers and in the press for expanding the use of surveillance and facial recognition technologies, which has civil rights and justice advocates concerned. Though the use of these technologies has many feeling that the perpetrators of the insurrection are being brought to justice, many advocates worry that — especially in the hands of police — their use will only aid a pattern of discrimination, surveillance, over-policing and censorship for communities of color, oftentimes those working to build a more just society. Today's guest, , is Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law School, where he is also a Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic.
18 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Keep Me Posted - Episode 5: Steven Renderos
Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age. The stories shared through media and technology platforms hold power in shaping our culture and understanding about people and communities who are often underrepresented. At a time when misinformation and what my guest today calls “organized lies” overwhelmingly move into the mainstream, it’s important we take a look at who is owning these stories and shaping the narrative. is the Executive Director of MediaJustice, a national racial justice hub fighting for a future in which all people of color are connected, represented, and free. Steven was previously MediaJustice’s long time Campaign Director, leading initiatives for prison phone justice and net neutrality, fighting giant corporate mergers and pushing for platform accountability measures.
16 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Keep Me Posted - Episode 4 - Brandi Collins-Dexter
Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age. As we usher in a new presidential administration, how can we continue working to hold technology and media accountable for aiding the spread of false information and hate speech plaguing our society? How does the intersection of technology, media and race influence culture? This episode features a conversation with Brandi Collins-Dexter, Visiting Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is also a senior fellow at Color Of Change, where she formerly served as Senior Campaign Director.
19 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Keep Me Posted - Episode 2 - Hannah Sassaman
Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age. In the midst of COVID-19 and uprisings calling for the end of police violence across the U.S. and around the world, lawmakers and leaders are turning to technology for a cheap and decisive solution. But what should we do when these solutions increase surveillance, unjustly placing eyes on Black and Brown people? This episode features a conversation with Hannah Sassaman, Policy Director at the Movement Alliance Project (MAP). Based in Philadelphia, MAP connects communities and builds power for working families at the intersection of race, technology and inequality.
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Keep Me Posted - Episode 3 - Mutale Nkonde
Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age. In the wake of the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Elijah McClain and so many other Black people, our society faces a reckoning - 400 years overdue - about anti-Black violence and white supremacy. Tech companies are beginning to express their support for racial justice, but what effect does corporate rebranding have if Black people continue to be underrepresented in the tech world while overly impacted by anti-Blackness hard-wired into our algorithms and artificial intelligence? This episode features a conversation with Mutale Nkonde, CEO of AI for the People.
19 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Keep Me Posted - Episode 1 - Neema Singh Guliani
Technology has the power to foster connection, community, learning and promote equity and justice. But it can easily be used as a tool for surveillance, division, discrimination and to amplify inequality. Welcome to Keep Me Posted – a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age. Each episode of Keep Me Posted will be a short conversation with leading experts and advocates in law, civil rights and technology. Our first is with Neema Singh Guliani, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. Go for a full transcript.
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