Post Tagged with: "privacy"

144: Robin Fretwell Wilson on Informed Consent During Pelvic Examinations

144: Robin Fretwell Wilson on Informed Consent During Pelvic Examinations

Medical procedures often produce certain ethical concerns and the occasional dilemma. One of those is when pelvic examinations are conducted on unconscious women. The physical risks may be secondary to the emotional damage that can result when a woman realizes that her reproductive organs have been examined while she was under anesthesia for another procedure. Connor visits with Robin Fretwell Wilson from the University of Illinois College of Law about recent legislative efforts to protect the patient’s right to informed consent.   Links mentioned: States Seek Explicit Patient Consent for Pelvic Exams by the Associated Press The ethics of pelvic […]
May 24, 2019
132: Marina Lowe on Which State Has the Best Digital Privacy

132: Marina Lowe on Which State Has the Best Digital Privacy

The issue of digital privacy is one that should be on the minds of every person who uses a smart phone. Recently the state of Utah became the first state in the U.S. to require law enforcement to get a warrant before accessing anyone’s data on a third party’s server. Marina Lowe from the ACLU of Utah joins Connor to discuss what this law does and why it was a needed protection of our Fourth Amendment rights.  Links mentioned: Utah makes a surprising leader for electronic privacy by Connor Boyack and Marina Lowe Society and the State Episode 70: Nate […]
March 30, 2019
103: The TSA’s Newest Surveillance Program

103: The TSA’s Newest Surveillance Program

Just when you think flying on an airline couldn’t get more creepy or intrusive, someone in the TSA says, “Hold my beer and watch this.” Now, in addition to the over-the-top physical screening of passengers, we learn of a new “Safe Skies” program that conducts warrantless surveillance of airline passengers who are not known threats. Whatever the intended purpose of this security theater, the actual result is that we are being conditioned to comply with anyone in authority and to do what we’re told without question. Is this the new normal?
August 4, 2018
70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you’ll want to understand.  
April 9, 2018
23: Steve Shillingford on Protecting Privacy With SUDO

23: Steve Shillingford on Protecting Privacy With SUDO

We all appreciate how technology makes our lives more convenient. Sometimes we forget that some technological advances come with certain costs. Nowhere is that more apparent than what’s happening to our privacy. Thankfully, there are pioneers like Steve Shillingford who are helping those who value their privacy to protect it. In this episode, we talk with Steve about his SUDO app and how it empowers privacy-minded smart phone owners and computer users. 
August 28, 2017
16: Patrick Byrne on The Revolutionary Potential of the Blockchain

16: Patrick Byrne on The Revolutionary Potential of the Blockchain

There are many forms of disruptive technology beginning to reshape the world around us. One technology that you’d be very wise to learn about is cryptocurrency and how it pertains to our mediums of exchange. Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne joins us for a fascinating discussion of the revolutionary potential of the Blockchain and what it could spell for central banks and state-issued currencies. He explains what Blockchain is and why it’s changing the future of money as we know it.
August 11, 2017