EFF Launches New Podcast: How to Fix the Internet

“EFF is launching How to Fix the Internet , a new podcast mini-series to examine potential solutions to six ills facing the modern digital landscape,” announces EFF.org:

Over the course of 6 episodes, we’ll consider how current tech policy isn’t working well for users and invite experts to join us in imagining a better future… It’s easy to see all the things wrong with the modern Internet, and how the reality of most peoples’ experience online doesn’t align with the dreams of its early creators. How did we go astray and what should we do now? And what would our world look like if we got it right…?

In each episode, we are joined by a guest to examine how the current system is failing, consider different possibilities for solutions, and imagine a better future. After all, we can’t build a better world unless we can imagine it.

We are launching the podcast with two episodes: The Secret Court Approving Secret Surveillance, featuring the Cato Institute’s specialist in surveillance legal policy Julian Sanchez; and Why Does My Internet Suck?, featuring Gigi Sohn, one of the nation’s leading advocates for open, affordable, and democratic communications networks. Future episodes will be released on Tuesdays.
Other topics to be covered by the podcast mini-series:

  • The third-party doctrine [which asserts “no reasonable expectation of privacy”]
  • Barriers to interoperable technology
  • Law enforcement’s use of face recognition technology
  • Digital first sale and the resale of intellectual property