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Does Technology Invade Your Privacy?

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The Digital Divide
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Wed, 01/21/2009

This month the Digital Divide show looks at issues of privacy and hosts a live on-air discussion.

We examine recent developments in federal spying cases, and hear about a local charity that has suffered from NSA wiretapping.  We also hear a report from the Riseup collective that aims to provide secure communication services for the social justice community.

Then we share your opinions on these isses, which are submitted via email and twitter.  We also see what people hope to come for technology in 2009.

56:13 minutes (25.74 MB)

The Future of Communications and Work

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The Digital Divide
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Wed, 02/18/2009

This month, The Digital Divide looks at ways people are putting communications back in the hands of the community and how technology is shaping the future of how we work.

First, we speak with the Personal Telco Project, a Portland nonprofit dedicated to the idea that people should have a bigger say in how their electronic networks are operated. They began in 2000 by turning people's houses and apartments into wireless hotspots (or "nodes"), and then set about building networks in public locations such as parks and coffee shops. We'll also take a look at the failed MetroFi attempt to cover Portland and hear recent news about another wireless provider, Clearwire.

63:22 minutes (29.01 MB)

Copyright Criminals

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The Digital Divide
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Mon, 05/04/2009

Copyright Criminals

67:54 minutes (31.09 MB)

How We Interact Online

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The Digital Divide
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Mon, 06/08/2009

Today we’ll be examining how the internet has changed the way people interact with one another.

Our first story comes to us from The Old Mole Varity Hour where Women's Studies Professor Brooke Campbell spoke with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about recent controversies over erotic services offered on the online bulletin board, Craigslist.

Next we look at what it means to move our lives online.  We’ve found a way to do everything over the internet, and for many, its becoming a concerning issue that so much of our interaction has become virtual. Spoken word performer Jello Biafra took aim at online social networking at the recent Hacker’s on Planet Earth conference.

54:32 minutes (24.97 MB)

Free Speech Around the World

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The Digital Divide
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Thu, 07/09/2009

How is technology used to empower or supress democracy?  On The Digital Divide we've analyzed how the NSA and other agencies have supressed our privacy and free speech here in the United States, but what about the rest of the world?

This month, we'll take a look at the recent elections in Iran and the political crisis in Honduras to find importantance of the media and communication networks in the fight for freedom.

We'll also hear stories of censoriship and surveillence from China, Israel, Egypt and more.

59:08 minutes (40.61 MB)

The Science Behind Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Change

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/11/2009

The corporate media has created a frenzy around leaked emails between climate scientists.  Meanwhile, global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen.  Yet this month we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.  While the concept of global warming has emerged from once being viewed as an unfounded cause from the environmental left to now a global concern unifying the naitons of the world, sceptics still claim that "bad science" is being used to support this effort.

64:33 minutes (29.55 MB)

 

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