Self-driving cars, biased algorithms, and a social media quiz that scrapes your data — it seems like the only tech headlines we have are about disasters. But what about the original promise of tech — to innovate and empower? This week, Bex Hong Hurwitz, a Data & Society fellow and Rashida Richardson of the AI Now Institute, join me to discuss the subversive and democratic potential of technology, and how we harness it. Then, we talk to Kayleigh Walsh from the UK-based tech cooperative Outlandish – a model that centers on empowerment and sustainability. All that, plus a primer on how to secure your digital networks

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is an Air America radio host and journalist. She is the author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species and Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting. Flanders was the Founding Director of the Women's Desk at the media-watch group FAIR.