Tech Talk: Teaching Data Ethics and Defending Nonprofits Against Cyber Attacks

Written by Brian Wesolowski

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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 silence an advocacy group or media outlet, a fairly easy way to do so it to take down its website. Two organizations, Cloudflare and Google are doing great work to help nonprofits and journalists, as well as elections officials, protect themselves against cyber attacks. In this episode we talk to Alissa Starzak from Cloudflare and George Conard from Google about their efforts. We also share how you can take advantage of their free services (Cloudflare’s Project Galileo and Google Jigsaw’s Project Shield). 

After that we talk to Laura Noren, a data scientist who was recently with NYU teaching a class on data ethics. What do data scientists need to know create technology that is better for society as whole?

And after listening, you’ll undoubtedly want to check out Laura’s syllabus.

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