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How to Fix the Internet #1: The Secret Court Approving Secret Surveillance

presented by Cindy Cohn, Danny O’Brien, Julian Sanchez

Our top­ic today is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which is also called the FISC or the FISA Court. The judges who sit on this court are hand-picked by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court; that’s cur­rent­ly Justice Roberts. The FISA Court meets in secret, and has a lim­it­ed pub­lic dock­et. And until recent­ly it had almost no pub­lic records of its decisions.

Governing Algorithms Welcome Note

presented by Helen Nissenbaum

This is the sec­ond day of our con­fer­ence on gov­ern­ing algo­rithms and we’ve already been treat­ed to two out­stand­ing pre­sen­ta­tions by Bob Tarjan and Claudia Perlich, with insights into what…well, a lit­tle bit into what algo­rithms do. And today we con­tin­ue to explore the social, philo­soph­i­cal, eth­i­cal, legal sig­nif­i­cance of algorithms. 

Governing Algorithms, An Introduction

presented by Malte Ziewitz

So how did this start? Actually all of us—Solon, Sophie, and many oth­er fel­lows and research, not just at PRG, the Information Law Institute, but also at MCC—we’ve been study­ing com­pu­ta­tion, automa­tion, and con­trol in dif­fer­ent forms for quite a long time. But it was only at the end of last sum­mer real­ly that we real­ized that there’s this new notion of the algo­rithm gain­ing currency.

Geek of the Week: Scott O. Bradner

presented by Carl Malamud, Scott Bradner

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the week. We’re talk­ing to Scott Bradner. He’s a con­sul­tant on the staff of Harvard University, he’s Area Director in the Internet Engineering Task Force for Operational Requirements, and has also been named in the spe­cial inter­im area look­ing at the ques­tion …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Keith Moore

presented by Carl Malamud, Keith Moore

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Keith Moore from the University of Tennessee. Welcome to Geek of the Week. Moore: Thank you, Carl. Malamud: You’re one of the prin­ci­pal con­trib­u­tors to the to MIME, the mul­ti­me­dia Internet um, exten­sions for mail on the Internet. …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Bob Kummerfeld

presented by Bob Kummerfeld, Carl Malamud

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet.  This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Bob Bob Kummerfeld, for­mer chair­man of the com­put­er sci­ence depart­ment at the University of Sydney, and one of the code­vel­op­er of a suite of mes­sag­ing pro­to­cols known alter­na­tive­ly as ACSnet, SUN3, SUN4, MHSnet. This sounds like the pro­to­col …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Ron Frederick

presented by Carl Malamud, Ron Frederick

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Ron Frederick, he’s a research sci­en­tist at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, and wel­come to Geek of the Week, Ron. Frederick: Thank you very much. Malamud: You are the author of nv. Why don’t you tell us what nv …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Tim O’Reilly

presented by Carl Malamud, Tim O'Reilly

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing with Tim O’Reilly, who’s the pub­lish­er of O’Reilly & Associates. O’Reilly & Associates of course is one of our spon­sors. This isn’t just a shame­less plug for one of our spon­sors. As you’ll see, Tim is actu­al­ly inter­est­ing per­son to …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: David Crocker

presented by Carl Malamud, David Crocker

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to David Crocker, who’s a mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal staff at Silicon Graphics. You may know David as the author of the famous Request For Comment 822, which defined elec­tron­ic mail as we know it today. Welcome to …read the full transcript.

Geek of the Week: Geoff Baehr

presented by Carl Malamud, Geoff Baehr

Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the Week. We’re talk­ing to Geoff Baehr, who is the Chief Technical Officer for Networking. He also has the amaz­ing title of Director of Networking and Commerce, I believe, at Sun Microsystems. Welcome to Geek of the Week, Geoff. Geoff Baehr: Thanks, Carl. …read the full transcript.

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