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Tune in for a weekly dose of commentary on technology, privacy, and Internet freedom in the digital age. Hosted by Derek E. Silva.
2 days ago
China's Social Credit System and Ban on Crypto with Jeremy Goldkorn
Host Derek E Silva joins Jeremy Goldkorn, the editor-in-chief of SupChina, a New York-based, China-focused, news, information, and business services platform. They take a deep dive into China’s regulatory reform, the recent ban on crypto, and the complicated truth about their social credit system.
Oct 13, 2021
Constitutional Privacy Rights and the Third Party Doctrine with Amie Stepanovich
Host Derek E. Silva joins cybersecurity expert Amie Stepanovich, Executive Director at Silicon Flatirons, a research law center at UC Boulder. They take a deep dive into constitutional privacy, the third-party doctrine, and the changing dynamics of data collection.
Oct 6, 2021
Building an Open, Decentralized, and Inclusive Internet with Julian Zawistowski
Host Derek E. Silva joins Julian Zawistowski, Director of Golem Foundation, a decentralized marketplace for computing power. A great conversation on the power of decentralized governance, breaking corporate data silos, and empowering individuals to put privacy first by controlling their own data.
Sep 29, 2021
Digital Rights and Censorship's Impact on Society with Brett Solomon
Host Derek E Silva joins Brett Solomon, Executive Director and Co-founder of Access Now, where he leads the organizations to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. They take a deep dive into tracking global Internet shutdowns, censorship’s impact on society, and how to protect freedom of expression online.
Sep 22, 2021
The NFT Art and Music Revolution with Jason Rieff
Host Derek E. Silva joins Jason Rieff, Co-founder of Noizd, a music-based NFT marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell the full rights to amazing unreleased collectible music. A great conversation on the NFT revolution, how Noizd is empowering artists to control their music and helping listeners discover new talent.
Sep 15, 2021
Creator Economy and the Future of NFTs with Alexander Klus
Host Derek E. Silva joins Alexander Klus, Founder of Creaton, a new decentralized content sharing platform. A great conversation on where the creator economy is headed next, how NFTs unlock value for artists, and the future of digital media content.
Sep 8, 2021
Privacy by Design and Making Your Mark in the World with Sonny King
Host Derek E Silva joins Sonny King, Executive Technology Director for frog, an award-winning design studio. A great conversation on best practices for achieving privacy by design, the importance of building a more sustainable future, and how startups can make their mark in the world.
Sep 1, 2021
Digital Rights and Facebook's Supreme Court with Julie Owono
Host Derek E. Silva joins Julie Owono, Executive Director for Internet Without Borders, and an inaugural member of the Facebook Oversight Board. A great conversation on how we can work together to protect digital rights, the true power of social media restrictions, and why Facebook created its own Supreme Court.
Aug 25, 2021
Freedom of the Press and Censorship Around the World with Leo Schwartz
Host Derek E. Silva joins Leo Schwartz, a reporter for Rest of World, an international nonprofit media organization. We take a deep dive into press freedom around the world, the spyware threat to journalists, and how social media affects the news.
Aug 18, 2021
New Privacy Laws and the Digital Disruption of Human Rights with Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna
Host Derek E. Silva joins Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Director for the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, DC-based think tank and advocacy group focused on data privacy issues. They take a deep dive into the digital disruption of human rights, how the culture of surveillance dictates our daily lives, and new privacy laws from around the world.
Aug 11, 2021
Internet Shutdowns and the Rise of Digital Authoritarianism with Berhan Taye
Host Derek E Silva joins digital rights activist Berhan Taye, a senior advisor at Internews, a nonprofit supporting independent media in 100 countries. We take a deep dive into the rise of digital authoritarianism, combating misinformation online, and what happens to countries when the Internet shuts down.
Aug 4, 2021
Connecting the Human and Machine Economy with Raullen Chai
Host Derek E. Silva joins Raullen Chai, co-founder, and CEO of IoTeX, a decentralized network for the Internet of Things. Raullen shares his vision of an open ecosystem where humans and machines can interact with guaranteed trust, free will, and privacy.
Jul 28, 2021
The Philosophy of Bitcoin and the Great Privacy Debate
Host Derek E. Silva joins Jim Harper, a privacy expert and senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that researches government, economics, and social welfare. They take a deep dive into the changing definition of privacy, reforming Section 230, and why Bitcoin’s value is all in the eye of the ‘bithodler’.
Jul 21, 2021
Facebook Effect and the Rise of the Data Economy with Kean Birch
A great interview with Kean Birch, an expert in technoscience and professor at York University. We take a deep dive into the Facebook effect, the rise of the data economy, and how private data changes the game of capitalism.
Jul 14, 2021
Article 19, Internet Freedom, and Weaponizing Interpol with Michael Caster
Derek E. Silva joins Michael Caster, the co-founder of Safeguard Defenders, a group helping human rights advocates protect civil liberties in Asia. They take a deep dive into how authoritarian governments are weaponizing Interpol, the right to Internet access, and how Article 19 protects freedom of expression.
Jul 7, 2021
How Developers Can Strengthen Privacy and Security for the Internet with John Gleeson
Host Derek E. Silva joins John Gleeson, COO of Storj Labs, a decentralized cloud storage provider. A great conversation on how developers can strengthen privacy and security, why data is worth protecting, and the future of the Internet.
Jun 30, 2021
Shaping the Internet's Future and Social Economics with Brittany Piovesan
Host Derek E. Silva joins Brittany Piovesan, Program Officer for the Internet Society Foundation focused on initiatives that strengthen the Internet. Brittany shares her thoughts on how to use the Internet to shape a better future for education, healthcare, and create more economic opportunities for us all.
Jun 23, 2021
Internet Freedom and Digital Rights with Jason Pielemeier
Host Derek E. Silva joins Jason Pielemeier, Policy Director of the Global Network Initiative, which protects Internet freedom and digital rights. They take a deep dive into the evolution of corporate accountability, human rights principles, and the right to be forgotten.
Jun 16, 2021
Digital Rights and Social Media in Africa with Gbenga Sesan
Host Derek E. Silva joins Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion. They take a deep dive into the unique role of social media in Africa, Internet freedom, and why technology can’t fix inequality online.
Jun 9, 2021
Future of Web3 and the Battle for Data Sovereignty with Greg Osuri
What is the future of Web3? Host Derek E. Silva joins Greg Osuri, Founder and CEO of Akash Network, the open-source, decentralized cloud. They take a deep dive into the future impact of AI, overcoming the challenges of distributed networks, and the battle for data sovereignty.
Jun 2, 2021
How Technology Affects Criminal Justice and Human Rights with Rebecca Wexler
How does technology affect our democracy and government? Host Derek E. Silva joins Rebecca Wexler, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley. They take a deep dive into the criminal justice system, the power imbalance caused by predictive technologies, and human rights in the digital age.
1 hr 14 min
May 26, 2021
Human Rights and Building the Internet for Everyone with Dragana Kaurin
What happens when we design with equity in mind? Derek E. Silva joins Dragana Kaurin, a human rights researcher and Founder of The Localization Lab, an organization fighting for equal access to information. A deep dive into building the Internet for everyone, and the privacy issues surrounding digital identity.
1 hr 6 min
May 19, 2021
The Creator Economy and the Future of Programmable Money with Avichal Garg
Listen to a new episode of Priv8 Podcast! Derek E. Silva joins Avichal Garg, Co-founder, and Partner at Electric Capital, an early-stage venture firm. A great conversation on the rise of the creator economy, privacy-first technologies, and the future of programmable money.
May 12, 2021
Taiwan's Digital Democracy and How They Hacked the Pandemic with Audrey Tang
This week we feature a special episode from Priv8's digital privacy summit with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. She joins Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Tang to discuss lessons learned from Taiwan's unique response to the pandemic that successfully protected the population while preserving privacy and democracy.
May 5, 2021
Surveillance Capitalism and Why Online Privacy Matters with Edward Snowden
“Don't stay safe, stay free." This week we feature a special episode: Edward Snowden’s talk from the Priv8 digital privacy summit. He shares his thoughts on the rise of surveillance capitalism, why online privacy matters, and how to fix a broken Internet.
Apr 21, 2021
New Priv8 Podcast with Derek E. Silva
We are excited to share that Follow the White Rabbit is now the Priv8 Podcast with host Derek E. Silva. Tune in for a weekly dose of commentary on privacy and technology. Join us this May for our first episode featuring Edward Snowden's talk from the Priv8 digital privacy summit!
Apr 14, 2021
Future of Bitcoin and Banking Privacy with Bill Barhydt
Go down the rabbit hole with serial entrepreneur Bill Barhydt, Founder, and CEO of Abra, the digital cash peer-to-peer money transfer network available in over 150 countries. We take a deep dive into the future of banking, how to protect your financial privacy with Bitcoin, and why fungibility is key for crypto.
Apr 7, 2021
Blockchain Privacy and Transparency with Emin Gün Sirer
We go down the rabbit hole with Emin Gün Sirer, Founder and CEO of Ava Labs, the team behind the Avalanche blockchain platform. A leader in peer-to-peer systems, he shares his thoughts on how to build trust, transparency, and privacy with decentralizing technologies.
Mar 31, 2021
Web 3.0 and the Evolution of Privacy with Tor Bair
Go down the rabbit hole with Tor Bair, Founder of the Secret Foundation, an organization that supports the adoption of open-source privacy technologies. A great conversation on the effects of Web3 in a digital world, why blockchain is the blueprint for a new economy, and the evolution of privacy.
Mar 24, 2021
Crypto Privacy and the Defi Revolution with Aibek Esengulov
Go down the rabbit hole with Aibek Esengulov, Founder of Horizontal Systems, the developers of the privacy-focused wallet, Unstoppable. We take a deep dive into the DEFI revolution, investing without borders, and the rise of digital collectibles.
Mar 17, 2021
Confidential Computing and the Future of Security with Marvin Tong
We go down the rabbit hole with Marvin Tong, co-founder, and CEO of Phala Network. We take a deep dive into how companies can leverage big data, the role of confidential computing, and how Phala is bringing on-chain privacy to the Polkadot ecosystem.
Mar 10, 2021
Climate Change and How to Help Save the Environment with Gregory Landua
We go down the rabbit hole with Gregory Landua, co-founder of Regen Network, a global marketplace that aligns economics with ecology. We take a deep dive into how we can reverse climate change, become carbon neutral, and collaborate better with each other.
Mar 3, 2021
New Privacy Rules and Why Bitcoin is a Social Network with Miko Matsumura
Go down the rabbit hole with Miko Matsumura, co-founder of crypto exchange Evercoin and General Partner with Gumi Ventures, an investment fund focused on early stage blockchain startups. He shares his thoughts on the impact of open source on human rights, why Bitcoin is a social network, and the emergence of ICOs.
Feb 24, 2021
Data Privacy and the Open Source Dilemma with David Henkel-Wallace
We go down the rabbit hole with David “Gumby” Henkel-Wallace, partner at Rodin AI, who founded the first open source company Cygnus that Red Hat acquired in 1999 to become a global powerhouse. The tech pioneer shares his thoughts on the democratization of encryption, how open source has become weaponized, and the future impact it has on data privacy.
Feb 17, 2021
Privacy and the Dark Side of Hacking with Lance Vick
We go down the rabbit hole with Lance Vick, Senior Security Engineer at Polychain Capital. We take a deep dive into the dark side of hacking, how we can avoid the next SolarWinds attack, and the difference between privacy and anonymity.
Feb 10, 2021
Cyberbullying and How to Protect Yourself Online with Leigh Honeywell
Go down the rabbit hole with Leigh Honeywell, Founder & CEO of Tall Poppy, which builds tools and services to help companies protect their employees from online harassment and abuse. We take a deep dive into the rise of cyberbullying, promoting psychological safety in the workplace, and how to defend yourself from online trolls.
Feb 3, 2021
Data Privacy and the Social Media Echo Chamber with Joe Toscano
Go down the rabbit hole with Joe Toscano, featured in the hit documentary “The Social Dilemma” and co-founder and CIO of BEACON. We take a deep dive into redesigning the online consumer experience, how to break out of the social media echo chamber, and the data privacy reckoning on the horizon.
Jan 27, 2021
Internet Safety and the Rise of the Dark Web with John Redgrave
We go down the rabbit hole with Co-founder and CEO John Redgrave of Sentropy Technologies to keep users and brands safe from online abuse. We take a deep dive into content moderation challenges, how to build trust in digital communities, and the rise of the dark web.
Jan 20, 2021
Why Privacy and Crypto is Key to Economic Freedom with Nathan Wilcox
Go down the rabbit hole with Nathan Wilcox, CTO of Electric Coin Company, the inventors of Zcash, empowering people with economic freedom. We take a deep dive into the next wave of defi, why privacy is key to crypto adoption and the benefits & risks of decentralization.
Jan 13, 2021
Disinformation and the Cancel Culture with Jamie King
Go down the rabbit hole with Jamie King, Host of Steal this Show and Director of Steal this Film, a documentary on the movement against intellectual property. We take a deep dive into cancel culture, ongoing reality wars, and the consequences of disinformation.
Jan 6, 2021
Startup Advice and the DNA of an Entrepreneur with Franck Nouyri
We go down the rabbit hole with Franck Nouyrigat, Co-founder of Startup Weekend and Electis, a non profit focused on how technology can reshape democracy. A great conversation on the future of voting, what's in the DNA of an entrepreneur, and how to build a robust community online.
Dec 23, 2020
Graph Protocol the Google of Blockchain with Yaniv Tal
Go down the rabbit hole with Yaniv Tal, Project Lead at Graph Protocol. We take a deep dive into the inspiration behind building the Graph Network and how they're helping the next generation of dApp developers create a decentralized future.
Dec 16, 2020
Future of Bitcoin and the Price of Privacy with Andreas Antonopoulos
Go down the rabbit hole with Andreas Antonopoulos, tech entrepreneur and one of crypto's best known evangelists. He shares his thoughts on the future of Bitcoin, his mission to educate the world about open blockchain, and why society should protect privacy online.
Dec 9, 2020
Encryption and the Holy Grail of Data Security with Kurt Rohloff
Go down the rabbit hole with open-source pioneer Kurt Rohloff, Co-founder and CTO of Duality Technologies. We take a deep dive into his life-changing role at DARPA, privacy concerns associated with contact tracing, and why homomorphic encryption is the holy grail of data security.
Dec 2, 2020
Why Decentralization Matters and Tech Trends for 2021 with Anne Ahola Ward
Go down the rabbit hole with futurist and CEO of CircleClick, Anne Ahola Ward. She shares her thoughts on the fight for Section 230, why decentralization matters, and what tech trends to watch for in 2021.
Nov 25, 2020
Cybersecurity Tips and Best Privacy Practices with Roger Huang
We go down the rabbit hole with Roger Huang, CEO of CyberSecure, a company that develops open-source cybersecurity tools. A deep dive into the Five Eyes alliance's complex history, China's digital yen, and best practices for protecting your privacy online.
Nov 18, 2020
Crypto Domains and Why the Internet is Broken with Brad Kam
We go down the rabbit hole with Brad Kam, Co-founder of Unstoppable Domains. He shares his thoughts on why the Internet is broken, content censorship, and the economic benefits of using .crypto domains.
Nov 11, 2020
How Blockchain is Disrupting the Music Industry with Roneil Rumburg
We go down the rabbit hole with Roneil Rumburg, CEO of Audius, a blockchain music platform that has been called the decentralized Spotify. He shares his thoughts on the struggle between surveillance and privacy, and how Audius has built a censorship-resistant platform for artists to share music with fans.
Nov 4, 2020
Future of Robotics and Crypto's Social Impact with Adriana Hamacher
We go down the rabbit hole with Adriana Hamacher, a senior writer at Decrypt Media. A fascinating conversation on the future of robotics, crypto’s social impact, and the man who saved Sushiswap.
Oct 28, 2020
How Crypto and Blockchain Are Revolutionizing Latin America with Felipe Erazo
We go down the rabbit hole with Felipe Erazo, a crypto journalist for Cointelegraph. A great conversation on how blockchain is revolutionizing Latin America, protecting human rights, and empowering freedom of speech.
Oct 21, 2020
India's Crypto Boom and the State of Defi
We go down the rabbit hole with Neeraj Khandelwal, Co-founder of CoinDCX, the largest exchange in India. He shares his history as an early Bitcoin adopter, how his company is opening gateways to new forms of investing, his thoughts on the current state of defi, and why the blockchain is key to our economic freedom.
Oct 14, 2020
Hong Kong's National Security Law and New Stablecoin Economy with David Pan
Go down the rabbit hole with David Pan, a business journalist for Coindesk covering global stories on blockchain and crypto. A great conversation on Hong Kong’s national security law, press censorship in the digital age, and the new stablecoin economy.
Oct 7, 2020
Blockchain for Social Impact with Alex Gluchowski
We go down the rabbit hole with Alex Gluchowski, CEO of Matter Labs that's unchaining #Ethereum. He shares his thoughts on preserving privacy, how tech is empowering human rights, and what social impact the public blockchain has on the world.
Sep 30, 2020
New Privacy Paradigm for the Digital World with Dawn Song
Go down the rabbit hole with Dawn Song, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and CEO of Oasis Labs. We dive deep into the challenges we face in the digital world, why we are at the inflection point for data privacy, and her vision for building a responsible data economy.
Sep 23, 2020
How Bitcoin Will Restore Democracy with Jason Brett
Go down the rabbit hole with Jason Brett, CEO of Value Technology, a D.C. think tank focused on blockchain. He shares his journey through the 2008 banking crisis, the rise of Bitcoin, and how crypto has impacted our democracy.
Sep 16, 2020
Blockchain and the Great Privacy Debate with Val Mack
Go down the rabbit hole with Val Mack, Software Architect at Quant Five and a member of Women Who Code. A blockchain developer & entrepreneur, she shares her insights on compassionate technologies, data privacy, and how to navigate a career in tech.
Sep 9, 2020
How Disinformation Affects our Democracy with Dr. Juan E. Gilbert
Go down the rabbit hole with Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, Chair of the CISE Dept. at the University of Florida. He shares how he leads the development in open source election systems, the virtual traffic stop, and how disinformation affects our democracy.
Sep 2, 2020
Open Source Democracy and Future Privacy with Brian J. Fox
Go down the rabbit hole with Brian J. Fox, Co-founder of Orchid & the original author of the GNU Bash shell. He shares his open source journey as the first employee of the Free Software Foundation, building Orchid’s VPN protocol, and the biggest lessons he learned as an entrepreneur.
Aug 26, 2020
Privacy and the Dark Side of the Internet with Ken Seiff
Go down the rabbit hole with Dr. Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid and Ken Seiff, Managing Partner at Beanstalk Ventures. They share their thoughts on privacy, the future of democracy, and the dark & light side of the Internet.
Aug 19, 2020
Blockchain and the New Decentralized Economy with Richard Muirhead
Go down the rabbit hole with Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner of Fabric Ventures and an early Orchid supporter. A Bitcoin believer since 2013, he shares his ideas about decentralization, the token economy, and the future of privacy.
1 hr 31 min
Aug 12, 2020
Democracy and Defending our Civil Rights with Ben Bartlett
Go down the rabbit hole with Ben Bartlett, an environmental lawyer and a Berkeley CIty Council Member. A timely discussion on the future of democracy, personal freedom, and defending our civil rights.
Aug 5, 2020
Election Security and the Decline of Democracy with David Chaum
Go down the rabbit hole with the forefather of the crypto movement, David Chaum, CEO of the xx Network. A timely discussion on election security and the chilling effects the decline of democracy has on our civil rights.
Jul 29, 2020
NSA and Protecting our 4th Amendment Rights with Cindy Cohn
Go down the rabbit hole with Cindy Cohn, Executive Director for EFF, an organization that advocates for our civil liberties and freedom online. A fascinating conversation on the encryption wars, NSA, protecting our 4th amendment rights, and EFF’s battle against the dragnet policy.
Jul 22, 2020
Crypto's Impact on Privacy and Human Rights with Alexander Lloyd
Go down the rabbit hole with Alexander Lloyd, Founder of Accelerator Ventures and Author of The Little Bitcoin Book. We discuss how crypto impacts human rights, social activism, and breaking the walls of censorship.
Jul 15, 2020
Blockchain Investments and Prediction Markets with Paul Veradittakit
Go down the rabbit hole with Paul Veradittakit, a Partner at Pantera Capital, one of the blockchain industry's most prolific investors. A great conversation on the decentralized economy, prediction markets, and what deals he's looking at next.
Jul 8, 2020
Decentralized Apps and the Future of Information with Jehan Chu
Go down the rabbit hole with Jehan Chu, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Kenetic Capital. A great conversation on technology integration wars, decentralized apps, the future access of information, and how the world is becoming more tribal.
Jul 1, 2020
Government Censorship and the Future of Bitcoin with Roger Ver
Go down the rabbit hole with Roger Ver, Executive Chairman of Bitcoin.com. He shares his journey as an early investor in Bitcoin startups, his views on the role government should play in citizens’ lives, and the fundamentals of voluntaryism.
Jun 24, 2020
How Technology is Impacting Humanity with Jyri Engestrom
Go down the rabbit hole with Jyri Engestrom, a partner at Yes VC that invests in startups set in motion by social movements. We discuss digital citizenship, the future of democracy, and how technology is impacting humanity.
Jun 17, 2020
Digital Identity and the New Normal with Vinny Lingham
We go down the rabbit hole with Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic Technologies. A great conversation on the future of digital identity, immunity passports, and what will be the next great wave of apps post COVID-19.
Jun 3, 2020
The White House and Secret Service with Rich Staropoli
We go down the rabbit hole with Rich Staropoli, whose career reads like a Tom Clancy spy novel. He's the former White House CIO for the DHS and a special agent for the Secret Service for 25 years.
1 hr 4 min