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Freedom Unfinished

Our most personal information is up for grabs, available to advertisers, tech companies, governments, and in too many cases, anyone with a credit card. On Freedom Unfinished, a four-part narrative podcast hosted by ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose and Technology for Liberty Program Director Kade Crockford, we’ll explore emerging technologies through the lens of power, democracy, and the broken systems that will determine the future of our rights. Each episode aims to inform and inspire action with stories, conversations, and perspectives from activists, scholars, and lawmakers you won’t hear anywhere else. Follow Freedom Unfinished wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information about the ACLU of Massachusetts visit aclum.org

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Trailer: Freedom Unfinished
On Freedom Unfinished, a new podcast from the ACLU of Massachusetts, we’ll explore Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies through the lens of power and the broken systems that will determine the future of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. In the face of unprecedented threats to our democracy, our hosts Carol Rose, alongside Kade Crockford—of the ACLU of Massachusetts—will explore how we can protect our civil liberties in the 21st Century with guests Senator Ed Markey, Julia Angwin, Tim Hwang, and more.Join us this season wherever you get your podcasts and follow the ACLU of Massachusetts on social media @ACLU_Mass for the latest updates on Freedom Unfinished, Season 1: Decoding Oppression.
01:41 09/01/2022
E1: Private Sector Data Economy
In the first episode of Freedom Unfinished, we ask what is "big data" and how is information fed into the data capitalist economy? How have private industries acquired all this personal data and what are they currently doing with it? How has a rush to "turn the information into insight" set the stage for sobering lessons about the limits of these tech-powered conclusions? Get the answers to these questions and more by listening to ACLUM executive director Carol Rose and Technology for Liberty program director Kade Crockford explore big data and artificial intelligence through the lens of power, democracy and the broken systems that will determine the future of our rights.Join us this season wherever you get your podcasts and follow the ACLU of Massachusetts on social media @ACLU_Mass for the latest updates on Freedom Unfinished, Season 1: Decoding Oppression.Thank you to Trent Toner and the Rian/Hunter Production team for sound mixing this episode.
38:50 09/12/2022
E2: Rise of the Surveillance State
Our most personal and intimate information living online is now a commodity to be bought and sold without our knowledge or consent. Given this new reality, how do we ensure that we are not victimized by those who profit off holding something of such value—namely, our most intimate and personal information? Get the answer to this question and more by listening to ACLUM executive director Carol Rose and Technology for Liberty program director Kade Crockford explore big data and artificial intelligence through the lens of power, democracy and the broken systems that will determine the future of our rights.Join us this season wherever you get your podcasts and follow the ACLU of Massachusetts on social media @ACLU_Mass for the latest updates on Freedom Unfinished, Season 1: Decoding Oppression.Thank you to Trent Toner and the Rian/Hunter Production team for sound mixing this episode.
42:56 09/26/2022
E3: Algorithmic Injustice
We've learned about the pressing nature of data control and the threats it poses — both in the private (where it's collected) and public (where it's enforced) sectors. Exactly how are the systems in place driving the decision-making in response to all of this data? Algorithms.Listen to ACLUM executive director Carol Rose and Technology for Liberty program director Kade Crockford explore big data and artificial intelligence through the lens of power, democracy and the broken systems that will determine the future of our rights.Join us this season wherever you get your podcasts and follow the ACLU of Massachusetts on social media @ACLU_Mass for the latest updates on Freedom Unfinished, Season 1: Decoding Oppression.Thank you to Trent Toner and the Rian/Hunter Production team for sound mixing this episode.
41:43 10/11/2022
E4: When Technology Meets Law
In our final episode, we'll shift our focus and go back in time to the mid 20th century to learn about a worst case scenario with the story of Sydney Gottlieb and MKUltra. Afterwards, we'll talk to people who are using law and policy reform together to enable technologies toward a fight for a better world. Listen to ACLUM executive director Carol Rose and Technology for Liberty program director Kade Crockford explore big data and artificial intelligence through the lens of power, democracy and the broken systems that will determine the future of our rights.Join us this season wherever you get your podcasts and follow the ACLU of Massachusetts on social media @ACLU_Mass for the latest updates on Freedom Unfinished, Season 1: Decoding Oppression.Thank you to Trent Toner and the Rian/Hunter Production team for sound mixing this episode.
28:11 10/24/2022