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Ep 158 | 1.26.23

Are there complications with digitizing healthcare?

This week, the CyberWire's UK Correspondent, Carole Theriault is discussing digitalization of healthcare with former BBC guru Rory Cellan Jones. Ben discusses a recent op-ed about the “danger of privacy at all costs” and response from critics. Dave's story is about the Supreme Court asking the Biden administration for input on social media laws in Florida and Texas.

Ep 157 | 1.19.23

The relationship between organizations and their data.

Stephen Cavey, co-founder and chief evangelist from GroundLabs sits down with Dave to discuss the relationship between organizations and their data. Ben has the story of lawyers being denied entry to Madison Square Garden as the result of facial recognition software. Dave's got the story of some law professors worried about the new app sweeping the nation, ChatGPT.

Ep 156 | 1.12.23

New year, new data privacy.

Chris Gray from Deepwatch joins Dave to discuss 2022's shifts, as well as expectations in 2023 for data privacy from an international regulation standpoint. Ben's story covers a Seattle Public School District lawsuit against big tech companies, including TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. Dave's got the story of an AI avatar generator that just can’t seem to resist sexualizing Asian women.

Ep 155 | 1.5.23

Inside the largest data breaches in world history.

Andrew Hollister from LogRhythm joins Dave to discuss the Shanghai National Police data exposure incident, and whether or not we will know the full details of one of the largest data breaches in world history. Ben's story discusses a groundbreaking Wisconsin court case relating to files stored in Dropbox, while Dave revisits the legality of AI generated code as a copyright storm may be brewing.

Ep 154 | 12.22.22

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Betsy Cooper, Director of the Aspen Tech Policy Hub sits down with Dave to discuss their recent research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Dave and Ben share some follow up on one previous episode on not being allowed to update OS on regulated medical devices. Ben shares the shocking story of Roombas, the self driving vacuum, and how they are taking private photos inside people’s houses. Dave looks at the possibility of the federal government providing a cyber insurance backstop.

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Dave Bittner
Ben Yelin
Dave Bittner, is a security podcast host and one of the founders at CyberWire. He's a creator, producer, videographer, actor, experimenter, and entrepreneur. He's had a long career in the worlds of television, journalism and media production, and is one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.
Ben Yelin, JD, is the Program Director for Public Policy & External Affairs at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, where he consults public and private entities on homeland security, cybersecurity and emergency management policy. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches courses on electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment.
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