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The Private Citizen

By Fabian A. Scherschel

The Private Citizen is a weekly politics podcast covering issues of privacy and technology by veteran freelance journalist Fabian A. Scherschel. It places a particular emphasis on analysing primary sources and enabling the listener to think for themselves. The goal is to develop a pragmatic approach to problems and to possible solutions for them. While obviously coloured by the opinions of the host, the show strives to hear opposing viewpoints as much as possible.

  1. 1.
    Episode 51: The Twitter Coup01/13/2021
    1:43:18
  2. 2.
    Episode 50: The Year 2020 in Review12/02/2020
    1:32:44
  3. 3.
    Episode 49: Crypto Wars Redux11/25/2020
    1:42:47
  4. 4.
    Episode 48: Trump, Biden and the Role of the Media11/18/2020
    3:51:13
  5. 5.
    Episode 47: The German Total Lockdown Law11/11/2020
    2:04:25
  6. 6.
    Episode 46: Fighting Hate Speech vs. Fighting Free Speech11/04/2020
    2:28:45
  7. 7.
    Episode 45: Quid Pro Quo10/30/2020
    3:48:15
  8. 8.
    Episode 44: With the First Link, the Chain Is Forged10/28/2020
    1:58:33
  1. 9.
    Episode 43: The Cyberbunker Case10/20/2020
    1:55:13
  2. 10.
    Episode 42: California's New Privacy Law10/14/2020
    2:17:00
  3. 11.
    Episode 41: The Great Privacy Reset10/07/2020
    1:40:37
  4. 12.
    Episode 40: Live From Düsseldorf09/30/2020
    1:03:04
  5. 13.
    Episode 39: Bits and Bobs09/13/2020
    57:21
  6. 14.
    Episode 38: Immunity Passports09/05/2020
    1:06:46
  7. 15.
    Episode 37: Unsecure Restaurant Contact Tracing Lists09/02/2020
    1:27:02
  8. 16.
    Episode 36: The Importance of Whistleblowers08/26/2020
    1:19:02
  9. 17.
    Episode 35: Do Contact Tracing Apps Work?08/12/2020
    1:39:49
  10. 18.
    Episode 34: Socialism Primer08/08/2020
    1:20:28
  11. 19.
    Episode 33: Privacy Shield Is No More08/05/2020
    1:45:43
  12. 20.
    Episode 32: How to Hack End-to-End Encryption07/29/2020
    1:33:26
  13. 21.
    Episode 31: What Exactly Happened at Wirecard?07/23/2020
    1:41:32
  14. 22.
    Episode 30: Privacy? Gotta EARN IT!07/15/2020
    1:38:10
  15. 23.
    Episode 29: Privacy Is a Right, Not a Privilege07/10/2020
    1:54:04
  16. 24.
    Episode 28: Journalism in Crisis07/07/2020
    3:14:12
  17. 25.
    Episode 27: Concluding the Coronavirus Coverage07/01/2020
    1:47:09
  18. 26.
    Episode 26: When a Bank Starts Gaslighting People06/24/2020
    1:49:32
  19. 27.
    Episode 25: Launch of the German Contact Tracing App06/17/2020
    1:12:08
  20. 28.
    Episode 24: Take Care What You Upload06/10/2020
    1:32:50
  21. 29.
    Episode 23: The German Contact Tracing App Examined06/05/2020
    1:36:57
  22. 30.
    Episode 22: Stand Together, Not Divided06/03/2020
    1:33:58
  23. 31.
    Episode 21: The SAP Contact Tracing App & Other Madness05/27/2020
    2:10:22
  24. 32.
    Episode 20: The Happy Plumbers Who Know Everything About You05/20/2020
    1:27:04
  25. 33.
    Episode 19: Fighting the New Normal05/13/2020
    2:00:42
  26. 34.
    Episode 18: Xiaomi Brazenly Collects User Data on Their Phones05/06/2020
    1:17:56
  27. 35.
    Episode 17: Surfing the Second Wave04/29/2020
    1:51:28
  28. 36.
    Episode 16: Dealing With Hyperobjects04/24/2020
    1:28:22
  29. 37.
    Episode 15: How Contact Tracing Works04/22/2020
    2:12:21
  30. 38.
    Episode 14: The Intelligence Coup of the Century04/15/2020
    1:55:37
  31. 39.
    Episode 13: One Ring to Rule Them All04/08/2020
    1:21:24
  32. 40.
    Episode 12: Zooming in on Zoom04/06/2020
    1:28:08
  33. 41.
    Episode 11: Off the Grid04/01/2020
    1:04:39
  34. 42.
    Episode 10: Flatten the Curve03/29/2020
    1:33:28
  35. 43.
    Episode 9: The Opt-Out Illusion03/26/2020
    1:10:01
  36. 44.
    Episode 8: Coronavirus Curfew03/24/2020
    1:22:36
  37. 45.
    Episode 7: Personal Liberties and the Coronavirus Scare03/18/2020
    1:16:45
  38. 46.
    Episode 6: A Virtual Dragnet Nightmare03/11/2020
    59:38
  39. 47.
    Episode 5: Google Is Moving UK User Data to the US03/04/2020
    55:45
  40. 48.
    Episode 4: Misunderstandings About TLS and Privacy02/20/2020
    1:08:44
  41. 49.
    Episode 3: Private Sector Surveillance Bleeding Into Government02/18/2020
    1:04:42
  42. 50.
    Episode 2: Electronic Voting Is a Threat to Democracy02/12/2020
    1:05:35
  43. 51.
    Episode 1: The End of Privacy as We Know It02/05/2020
    1:07:49

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