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Technology & the Pandemic

This week we focus on the intersection of technology, media and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first segment is a discussion with Alexis Madrigal, a staff writer at The Atlantic, a co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, and the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.

Then, we listen in on a panel discussion titled Privacy Impacts of Modern Contract Tracing for Future Pandemic Response that took place a the end of January during a day of discussion hosted by Santa Clara county. The panel features Deirdre Mulligan, a Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley and a faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Brandie Nonnecke, Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab a UC Berkeley; Brian Hofer, Chair of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission; and Steve Penrod, VP of Product Development at TripleBlind.