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Tech Talk: Talking Apple and the FBI, SXSW

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 and on iTunes.

Like most of America, we’re talking about Apple and the FBI in this episode of Tech Talk. CDT has filed a brief in support of Apple in the case. We also have a fun preview of SXSW at the end of the episode.

Take a listen here and intros for each segment are below.

CDT’s Brief Supporting Apple’s Case Against the FBI

The debate around Apple and the FBI’s order is and likely will be some time very top of mind for digital rights advocates – as it should be for anyone who has a cell phone. From day one, CDT has stood behind Apple’s position in opposing any form of government mandated backdoor into their operating system. Encryption makes everyone safer.

CDT has filed a brief in support of Apple in the case and in it we take on the application of the All Writs Act to the case. Ah yes, law.

Joining me are Lisa Hayes and Jadzia Butler to talk about CDT’s brief and decode some of that legalese. It was a very quick turnaround on the brief and I know you’ve been working around the clock – congratulations on getting it in.

CDT Heads to SXSW

Starting March 11, CDT will be invading Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. We have five people on panels, addressing issues such as the privacy of health wearables, managing extremist content online, the on-demand economy, and more.

We’ll also be hosting our second annual Tech Policy Happy Hour with the R Street Institute.

And thanks to a partnership with the CSM Passcode, CDT will have a presence the huge Expo, where we’ve created a security assessment quiz to find out if your security practices make you a noob, a skiddie, or elite. Be sure to stop by if you’re in town.

To give you a bit of the Texas flavor, we’ve asked a number of the CDTers, both SXSW vets and newbies, to share what they are most looking forward to and what they’ll be talking about at the interactive festival.