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Howdy partner! The Private Citizen is a weekly data privacy podcast by veteran tech journalist Fabian A. Scherschel. On the show, I analyse news stories about the surveillance economy, data breaches and tracking technologies, all from the viewpoint of the pragmatic consumer.

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Howdy partner! The Private Citizen is a weekly data privacy podcast by veteran tech journalist Fabian A. Scherschel. On the show, I analyse news stories about the surveillance economy, data breaches and tracking technologies, all from the viewpoint of the pragmatic consumer.

    Episode 32: How to Hack End-to-End Encryption

    Episode 32: How to Hack End-to-End Encryption

    The story of how police cracked the encryption of the EncroChat phone is not only important to criminals who used these devices, but also an interesting case study of how such systems are attacked in practice.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 31: What Exactly Happened at Wirecard?

    Episode 31: What Exactly Happened at Wirecard?

    German fintech darling Wirecard has collapsed among allegations of fraud, money laundering and very underhanded practices. But the things coming to light about the company and its executive Jan Marsalek now are even more egregious than anything we had heard so far.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 30: Privacy? Gotta EARN IT!

    Episode 30: Privacy? Gotta EARN IT!

    The EARN IT Act is on its way to become law in the US and might make it impossible for service providers to keep effective end-to-end encryption in place for their products. And with that, it seems the Crypto Wars are back in full swing.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 29: Privacy Is a Right, Not a Privilege

    Episode 29: Privacy Is a Right, Not a Privilege

    German police has started using coronavirus tracing lists from restaurants for criminal investigations. A look at the limits of the GDPR and other data protection regulations in the face of what everyone alleges is an overriding health crisis.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 28: Journalism in Crisis

    Episode 28: Journalism in Crisis

    A discussion of the current state of journalism around the world and how it impacts all of our lives with my good friend and fellow critical thinker Michael Mullan-Jensen.

    • 3 hr 14 min
    Episode 27: Concluding the Coronavirus Coverage

    Episode 27: Concluding the Coronavirus Coverage

    As things are slowly returning to some semblance of normalcy in Germany, this episode of the podcast reflects on how our perception of privacy and of our rights and freedoms has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 1 hr 47 min

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