Looking Back & Looking Forward with Avi Asher-SchapiroJustin Hendrix / Dec 28, 2022
Avi Asher-Schapiro is a journalist covering digital rights and technology for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For the final Tech Policy Press podcast of 2022, I spoke to Asher-Schapiro about some of the most significant stories he and his colleagues covered in 2022, as well as what may make headlines in 2023 at the intersection of technology and society. We delved into topics ranging from surveillance and cryptocurrency to social media and tech policy.
Stories discussed in this episode include:
U.S. abortion war spotlights women's risk from online tracking (with David Sherfinksi)
Scam loan apps extorting Mexicans thrive in Google Play Store (with Diana Baptista)
Fears of 'subprime' carbon assets stall crypto rainforest mission (with Fabio Teixeira)
Brazilian prosecutors probe company over Amazon forest NFT sale (with Andre Cabette Fabio)
Sentenced for a selfie: Middle East police target LGBTQ+ phones (with Maya Gebeily)
Crypto collapse leaves Nigerian student ambassadors in lurch (with Bukola Adebayo)
Listen to my discussion with Diana Baptista in the August podcast episode, Mexican Loan Apps, Extortion, and the Google Play Store.