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Tech Talk: Media Outlets in the Trust Economy; the Latest on Section 702

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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.

In this episode we had the chance to talk about the future of news with one of the most venerable media outlets in America – the Christian Science Monitor. They are changing the way they bring news to their readers and working to thrive in the trust economy. David Grant, the Monitor’s Associate Publisher, shares their story with us. 

And then we discuss an important law for the intelligence community that is set to expire at the end of this year. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authorizes intelligence agencies to collect targeted communications information about non-U.S. persons located outside of the United States. Will Congress take action to enhance and reauthorize the law, or will it expire? We hear the latest from CDT’s Michelle Richardson on this important surveillance issue.