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Will Duffield

Will Duffield is a research assistant at Cato’s First Amendment Project.

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Will EU Copyright Break the Internet?

featuring Paul Matzko and Will Duffield on Jul 26, 2018

Mike Masnick of Techdirt joins the show to discuss how the European Union’s hamfisted efforts to enforce digital copyright could undermine open internet.

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Instagram is the New Fireside Chat

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and John Samples on Jan 17, 2019

Some politicians seem authentic on social media & others completely miss the mark. Should political advertising on social media be regulated?

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Devin Nunes Sues a Fictional Cow, His Mom, and Liz Mair

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Liz Mair on Apr 25, 2019

Liz Mair joins us to discuss Nunes, his cow, & how the lawsuit has created an internet backlash drawing more attention to parody accounts.

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Wearable Tech: Health Care of the Future

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Tess Terrible on Jan 31, 2019

We explore the largely unregulated wearable tech industry that creates innovative products and apps designed to help us live healthier happy lives. 

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Is Amazon HQ2 Worth it?

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Vanessa Calder on Dec 13, 2018

Vanessa Calder joins us this week to discuss whether or not residents of Crystal City, VA and Queens, NY should be excited by the arrival of Amazon.

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The Chinese Surveillance State

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Will Duffield on Oct 18, 2018

In order to control its’ people, China developed technology, like credit systems and facial recognition software, that concern the freer world. 

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On Innovation: Don’t Ask for Permission

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Adam Thierer on Apr 4, 2019

Adam Thierer joins us for a discussion about evasive entrepreneurialism & permissionless innovation. 

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Must Love Dogs…and Dog Tech

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Natalie Dowzicky on Mar 14, 2019

A dog is man’s best friend, basically the presence of a faithful companion, is one explanation for the rise in pet ownership. 

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Speech Police

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and David Kaye on Jul 4, 2019

David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies. 

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Free Speech Online

featuring Will Duffield, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Dec 22, 2017

We talk about the freedom of speech in the internet era. How has the shift to digital communication changed interpretations of the 1st Amendment?

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Popping Techno-Utopian Bubbles

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Peter Van Doren on Nov 15, 2018

Peter Van Doren explains that debates over the use of new technologies typically focus on ethics rather than efficacy.

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How Online Games Shape Our Real Lives

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Aaron Ross Powell on Feb 7, 2019

Video games have extensive compelling narratives that gives the player a degree of agency that is not present in watching movies or reading books. 

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Has Your Phone Hacked Your Brain?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Will Duffield on Dec 27, 2018

We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time. 

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Augur(ing) Assassinations

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Will Duffield on Sep 6, 2018

Does Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform, represent the future of the world of betting? Does it serve as a valuable market for knowledge?

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Is China Beating the U.S. at Innovation?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Will Duffield on Aug 23, 2018

A tale of two Chinas, the country leapfrogs the US in tech adoption when activists use blockchain to undermine the “Great Firewall of China”