PSA Today = Privacy, Surveillance, Anonymity. Join Kaliya Young and Seth Goldstein for a spirited conversation at the intersection of the three themes driving modern identity: privacy, surveillance and anonymity. We wrestle each week with some of the most contentious issues facing our world as we try to find opportunities for agency and self-sovereignty within shared communities, both online and off.
PSA Today #24: Kaliya & Seth talk with Mark Kapczynski, Privacy Industry Expert about his experience at Experian, Yodlee, and more!
You can find Mark on Twitter at https://twitter.com/markkap
He has consulted for companies as diverse as Microsoft Entertainment, Experian, Yodlee, OneRep and others. We talk about the evolution of identity theft, privacy for Gen Z, and the consumer tradeoffs of data, utility, convenience, and security. The danger of people search engines, how they relate to data brokers, and what people can do to delete their PII.
PSA Today #23: Kaliya and Seth talk with Jeff Doctor from Animikii about Data Colonialism, Indigenous Data Sovereignty and applying 7 Generations thinking to technology.
What is we thought of Data as the new water instead of Data as the new oil? What if we thought about data rights in terms of sustainability over the past 75 years and the next 75 years, instead of in terms of extraction and monetization?
Jeff Doctor is Cayuga from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and a Strategist at Animikii Indigenous Technology. His primary role with the company is ensuring that the experiences we design and develop are effective within Indigenous contexts. His focus is on (re)building Indigenous Data Sovereignty within communities — particularly regarding First Nations lands, housing, and infrastructure. I'm a passionate advocate for leveraging technology to accelerate Indigenous resurgence throughout the world.
Additional links on Jeff and his work:
In general this is the best starting point: https://www.gida-global.org
The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance: https://datascience.codata.org/articles/10.5334/dsj-2020-043/
PSA Today #22: Kaliya and Seth talk with Katryna Dow from Meeco.me about how their Privacy & Security by Design Platform was inspired by seeing Minority Report (and Jaron Lanier)
Katryna Dow from Meeco.me talks about watching Minority Report, talking with Jaron Lanier (who ended up writing this about MIDs - Mediators of Individual Data-- with Glen Weyl) who introduced her to our very own Kaliya nearly a decade ago. Good clean ethical data fun.
PSA Today #21: Kaliya and Seth welcome Dave Birch on Digital Financial Services and “Smart” Money
Dave Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He is a recognised international thought leader in digital identity and digital money. More at Dgwbirch.com. In today’s episode, we talk about his new book “Currency Cold War” and relationship, and lack thereof, between digital currency and identity. Dave describes how smart money is digital currency that embodies its community. We talk about how data is NOT the new oil. And Dave responds to Paul Graham’s recent suggestion that Stripe is the next Google with the key insight “data about payments is more valuable than payments themselves.” We talk about the idea of community-level digital currencies (ie a NY coin vs just a USA coin, or different ethnic currencies) as well as the emergence of QR codes as a vision for the future of post-pandemic, community commerce.
PSA Today #20: Kaliya and Seth welcome Craig Danuloff, CEO & Co-Founder of The Privacy Co (and the Priiv App!) to talk about the privacy market and building a successful consumer product
Craig Danuloff is one of the pioneers of the emerging consumer #privacytech industry, focused on enabling people to easily configure and bundle their privacy settings to achieve peace of mind. He talks about co-founding and seeding his company with legendary cybersecurity firm K2. We talk about his own evolution as an entrepreneur over the years, including his work on quantified-self startup rewind.me that focused on empowering people to keep a record of their data. This shifts into a conversation with Kaliya about self sovereign identity, the canonical 1890 essay The Right to Privacy by Justices Brandeis/Warren and of course the latest shock and awe documentary on Netflix The Social Dilemma. Seth looks back twenty years and reveals how he passed on both Peter Thiel and Tony Faddell during his brief stint as a VC, before backing some Stanford mobile computing entrepreneurs who ended up leading him to the origins of BJ Fogg's Persuasive Technology Course that taught a generation of entrepreneurs how to dopamine hijack our attention. —— Priiv in the AppStore: https://clck.it/priiv
ThePrivacy Bundles: http://clck.it/TPCbundles
Social Dilemma Post: https://theprivacy.com/2020/09/14/the-social-dilemma-is-a-social-catastrophe/
Apple and Privacy Post: https://theprivacy.com/2020/09/06/apple-iphone-privacy/
PSA Today #19: Kaliya and Seth welcome Tim Bouma, Senior Policy Analyst Identity Management for Canada's Treasury Board Secretariat to talk about SSI
Tim talks about his experience in the field of SSI (Self Sovereign Identity) and his work on the Pan Canadian Trust Framework. And we learn the differences between working on PSA in a country with modern federal privacy laws like Canada, versus one in the United States where there is no such thing. We also discuss the example of Google's ill-fated attempt to impose its own brand of surveillance capitalism on Toronto's Sidewalk Lab initiative.
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Shifting your thinking, a must-listen.
Episodes range between interviews, questions and conversations between the two of them on the ups and downs, challenges and failures and so much more regarding what privacy looks like in the modern day. Seth and Kaliya are honest, open and curious — both very educated on the subject of data privacy but also real about what’s going on in the world as it seems to change on a daily basis with COVID-19/contact tracing/increased surveillance. Their friendship and openness with guests makes this almost feel like you’re talking to them at a coffee shop, it’s genuine, smart and thought provoking. Added bonus: they’re not just giving us the news every week, Kaliya and Seth are good at encouraging listeners (without sounding pushy) to think about data privacy as a whole and both are well informed with tools that are accessible to anyone that help realistically plan your future with anonymity in mind.
Decent but can be rambling sometimes, like most podcats.