Chatter Episode 29 – Matthew Rice on The General Data Protection Regulation and Online Censorship

Matthew Rice, Scotland Director for the Open Rights Group, was our guest on today’s show. The Open Rights Group are the UK’s only digital campaigning organisation working to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online. We spoke all about the General Data Protection Regulation, what it means for businesses and for…

Chatter Episode 28 – Carrick Flynn on Legislating For Artificial Intelligence

Carrick Flynn from The Future of Humanity Institute was our guest on today’s show. The Future of Humanity Institute is run by Nick Bostrom and Carrick is involved in their work on AI (Artificial Intelligence) governance and policy-making. Essentially, that means he is attempting to propose frameworks through which we could safely produce…

Trump, Clinton, Russia: Why Can’t It Be Both

The Trump-Russia collusion narrative has dominated mainstream press in the US and across the rest of the world, for obvious reasons. Is there anything more compelling (or horrifying) than the thought that Russia successfully used a number of cyber warfare strategies such as hacking email accounts and coordinated bots on social media to…

Chatter Episode 27 – Annabel Mullin on Advance and Reforming The UK Political System

Annabel Mullin of Advance was our guest on today’s show. Advance is a brand new political party formed out of the ashes of the Grenfell disaster that will attempt to show people that there is another way, that politicians need not be corrupt and incompetent and that government (local and national) can work…

Russia, Bots, and Brexit

As Theresa May condemned Russian influence on both British and International politics via social media this week, we felt it was necessary to clarify what they have been accused of and what we know about alleged Russia activity on Twitter and Facebook in relation to the Brexit campaign, the most recent general election,…

Chatter Episode 26 – Denis Campbell On Preventing The Normalisation Of President Trump

Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive was our guest on today’s show. Denis is the host of The Three Muckrakers podcast and author of the new book, Donald Trump Deplorable Bully, which is dedicated to documenting the Presidency of Donald Trump in an effort to prevent normalisation of his conduct in the White House….