Tech Talk: Not All VPNs are Created Equal and How to Make Ethical Algorithms
Written by Brian Wesolowski
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play.
If you want to take control of your online privacy, you’ve probably considered using a VPN. That’s smart, but not all VPNs are created equal. CDT filed a complaint with the FTC about one popular VPN that we believe isn’t living up to its privacy promises. Michelle De Mooy joined Tech Talk to give us an in-depth look at why that is.
And we also talk to Natasha Duarte about a new tool from CDT that helps the developers of algorithms think about the broader social ramifications of the decisions they program. Yes, the algorithms that are making digital decisions for everyone each and every day can be more just and equitable.
I hope you enjoy!