Looking Back & Looking Forward with Avi Asher-Schapiro

Justin Hendrix / Dec 28, 2022

Audio of this conversation is available via your favorite podcast service.

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:

Ankle monitors raise risks for U.S. abortion-seekers

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)

How Musk's Twitter takeover could endanger vulnerable users

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)

Low-carbon bitcoin? Crypto miners' green power talk angers Texas locals

As California sizzles, Amazon drivers feel the heat over metrics

Ukrainian software engineers see lives upended by war

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.


Justin Hendrix
Justin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist in roles including Vice President, Business Development & ...