The Priv8 Podcast with Derek E. Silva
Presented by Orchid

Latest Episodes

September 22, 2021

Episode 66: Jason Rieff

Host Derek E. Silva joins Jason Rieff, Co-founder of Noizd, a music-based NFT marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell the full rights to amazing unreleased collectible music. A great conversation on the NFT revolution, how Noizd is empowering artists to control their music and helping listeners discover new talent.

September 15, 2021

Episode 65: Alexander Klus

Host Derek E. Silva joins Alexander Klus, Founder of Creaton, a new decentralized content sharing platform. A great conversation on where the creator economy is headed next, how NFTs unlock value for artists, and the future of digital media content.

September 8, 2021

Episode 64: Sonny King

Host Derek E Silva joins Sonny King, Executive Technology Director for frog, an award-winning design studio. A great conversation on best practices for achieving privacy by design, the importance of building a more sustainable future, and how startups can make their mark in the world.

September 1, 2021

Episode 63: Julie Owono

Host Derek E. Silva joins Julie Owono, Executive Director for Internet Without Borders, and an inaugural member of the Facebook Oversight Board. A great conversation on how we can work together to protect digital rights, the true power of social media restrictions, and why Facebook created its own Supreme Court.

August 25, 2021

Episode 62: Leo Schwartz

Host Derek E. Silva joins Leo Schwartz, a reporter for Rest of the World, an international nonprofit media organization. We take a deep dive into press freedom around the world, the spyware threat to journalists, and how social media affects the news.

August 18, 2021

Episode 61: Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Host Derek E. Silva joins Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Director for the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, DC-based think tank and advocacy group focused on data privacy issues. They take a deep dive into the digital disruption of human rights, how the culture of surveillance dictates our daily lives, and new privacy laws from around the world.

August 11, 2021

Episode 60: Berhan Taye

Host Derek E Silva joins digital rights activist Berhan Taye, a senior advisor at Internews, a nonprofit supporting independent media in 100 countries. We take a deep dive into the rise of digital authoritarianism, combating misinformation online, and what happens to countries when the Internet shuts down.

August 4, 2021

Episode 59: Raullen Chai

Host Derek E. Silva joins Raullen Chai, co-founder and CEO of IoTeX, a decentralized network for the Internet of Things. Raullen shares his vision of an open ecosystem where humans and machines can interact with guaranteed trust, free will, and privacy.

July 28, 2021

Episode 58: Jim Harper

Host Derek E. Silva joins Jim Harper, a privacy expert and senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that researches government, economics, and social welfare. They take a deep dive into the changing definition of privacy, reforming Section 230, and why Bitcoin’s value is all in the eye of the ‘bithodler’.

July 21, 2021

Episode 57: Kean Birch

Host Derek E. Silva joins Kean Birch, an expert in technoscience and professor at York University. They take a deep dive into the Facebook effect, the rise of the data economy, and how private data changes the game of capitalism.

July 14, 2021

Episode 56: Michael Caster

Derek E. Silva joins Michael Caster, the co-founder of Safeguard Defenders, a group helping human rights advocates protect civil liberties in Asia. They take a deep dive into how authoritarian governments are weaponizing Interpol, the right to Internet access, and how Article 19 protects freedom of expression.

July 7, 2021

Episode 55: John Gleeson

Host Derek E. Silva joins John Gleeson, COO of Storj Labs, a decentralized cloud storage provider. A great conversation on how developers can strengthen privacy and security, why data is worth protecting, and the future of the Internet.

June 30, 2021

Episode 54: Brittany Piovesan

Host Derek E. Silva joins Brittany Piovesan, Program Officer for the Internet Society Foundation focused on initiatives that strengthen the Internet. Brittany shares her thoughts on how to use the Internet to shape a better future for education, healthcare, and create more economic opportunities for us all.

June 23, 2021

Episode 53: Jason Pielemeier

Host Derek E. Silva joins Jason Pielemeier, Policy Director at the Global Network Initiative, which protects Internet freedom and digital rights. They take a deep dive into the evolution of corporate accountability, human rights principles, and the right to be forgotten.

Derek E. Silva

About the Host

As the Global Community Manager for Orchid, Derek is responsible for communicating the core tenets and benefits of Orchid to thousands of people. Derek is a former IT professional, building his communication skills while working across multiple industries and demographics. He has read dozens of whitepapers, interviewed individuals from top technology companies, provided one-on-one support, and now dedicates his time to helping blockchain companies build communities.

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