168 episodes

Veteran technology journalist Fabian A. Scherschel covers the most important threats to our personal liberties, privacy rights and freedom of speech. In reporting on these issues, he draws from a decade of experience in reporting on information security topics, mixed with a healthy dose of journalism critique. The show places a particular emphasis on stories and viewpoints that have been ignored in the legacy media.

The Private Citizen Fabian A. Scherschel

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Veteran technology journalist Fabian A. Scherschel covers the most important threats to our personal liberties, privacy rights and freedom of speech. In reporting on these issues, he draws from a decade of experience in reporting on information security topics, mixed with a healthy dose of journalism critique. The show places a particular emphasis on stories and viewpoints that have been ignored in the legacy media.

    Episode 168: The TikTok Law

    Episode 168: The TikTok Law

    Is the so-called TikTok law a tool to enable the US President to censor apps and websites at will? Yes and no. One thing is certain: This law isn't about TikTok; that's just a smokescreen.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Episode 167: The Death of Serious Politics

    Episode 167: The Death of Serious Politics

    Political scientist Brian Klaas looks into why we talk so much about politics, but never actually discuss any actual policy. My critique of his analysis is rather predictable.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 166: The Twitter Files, Part 6

    Episode 166: The Twitter Files, Part 6

    Revisiting the idiotic decision to ban Donald Trump off Twitter and what it means for the future of democracy that private companies started to influence public discourse like that and got away with it.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 165: I Ate'nt Dead

    Episode 165: I Ate'nt Dead

    I explain why this show went on an unplanned hiatus and once again vow to get back into the swing of things.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 164: The Year 2023 in Review

    Episode 164: The Year 2023 in Review

    In my annual recap episode, I am looking back at the topics that I've covered this year and forward to the changes that 2024 will bring for the podcast.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 163: Back to the Twitter Files

    Episode 163: Back to the Twitter Files

    The reporters from the Twitter Files project just won the Dao Prize for excellence in investigative journalism. Could there be a better time to dive back into these stories?

    • 1 hr 28 min

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Love his perspective on current issues, very sensible, and explains current issues in an unbiased and balanced way. He makes me chuckle with his “ happy go lucky” approach

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