Virtual vs. Physical Privacy: This week Paul Ford and Rich Ziade talk about privacy around your data and devices. We talk about search warrants, argue about the systemic problems of the prison system, and look into the ways that encrypted messaging is influencing our laws. We also get a preview into Rich’s life as a lawyer!
2:38— Paul: “Anybody can sue you for anything, at any time. So you need to be buttoned up, but also plan for that.”
4:48 — Paul: “In the future, if you ever want to start a business, buddy up with a lawyer. That’s my advice.”
9:42 — Rich:There’s laws right up to the constitution that protect our privacy in terms of our homes; our information.
14:07 — Rich: “How do you feel about technology that exists, that doesn’t allow for that next step?”
16:55— Paul: “I dont actually see a fundemental difference between a virtual entity (like a communication network) and a physical space (like this guy’s house).”
18:20— Paul: “It’s very hard to ban end-to-end encryption, if people want it”.
19:41 — Rich: “Privacy is sacred, and it should be respected, unless there is enough reason to infringe on it because a greater good is being threatened or harm is being inflicted in some way.”
Track Changes is the weekly technology and culture podcast from Postlight, hosted by Paul Ford and Rich Ziade. Production, show notes and transcripts by EDITAUDIO. Podcast logo and design by Will Denton of Postlight.