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Tech Policy Weekly from the Technology Liberation Front is a weekly discussion about technology policy from techliberation.com's learned band of contributors. It features some of the brightest and most provocative minds in the field of technology public policy commenting on the regulation of media, the internet, privacy, intellectual property, and all things tech.
||Patrick Byrne on online retailers accepting Bitcoin||Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, discusses how Overstock.com became one of the first online retail stores to accept Bitcoin. Byrne provides insight into how Bitcoin lowers transaction costs, making it beneficial to both retailers and consumers,||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeff Garzik on Bitcoin development||Jeff Garzik, senior software engineer at Bitpay and one of Bitcoin's core developers, discusses the future of Bitcoin. Garzik talks with us about what it's like to be a developer for Bitcoin; how to make the cryptocurrency more secure; what Bitcoin dev...||3/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shane Greenstein on bias in Wikipedia articles||Shane Greenstein, Kellogg Chair in Information Technology at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, discusses his recent paper, Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia ,||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ladar Levison on Lavabit||Ladar Levison, founder of encrypted email service Lavabit, discusses recent government action that led him to shut down his firm. When it was suspected that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used Lavabit's email service,||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gina Keating on netflix||Gina Keating, author of Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs, discusses the startup of Netflix and their competition with Blockbuster.||5/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Timothy Ravich on drones||Timothy Ravich, a board certified aviation lawyer in private practice and an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law, discusses the future of unmanned aerial system (UAS),||5/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||W. Patrick McCray on visioneers||W. Patrick McCray, author of The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future, tells the story of these modern utopians who predicted that their technologies could transform society as hum...||5/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alex Tabarrok on innovation||Alex Tabarrok, author of the ebook Launching The Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast discusses America's declining growth rate in total factor productivity, what this means for the future of innovation,||4/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paul Heald on the public domain||Paul J. Heald, professor of law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses his new book "Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain? Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension." -||4/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marc Hochstein on bitcoin||Marc Hochstein, Executive Editor of American Banker, a leading media outlet covering the banking and financial services community, discusses bitcoin.||4/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
This is an outstanding podcast that you should not miss if you're interested in telecommunications and technology policy issues. The moderators interview experts in the vast array of technology issues that are currently being debated in the media and policy communities. The podcast is both informative to the tech-savvy and accessible by the lay person. Highly recommended!
If you are interested in technology and contemporary thought, this is a great source for both.
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