On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia express disappointment at the loss of net neutrality, envision a new country under a new Constitution, and explain the doctrine around cell phones and search warrants. They cry-laugh at the corporate greed behind taking down net neutrality, find strength in vocalizing their goals for this country, and give a heads up on a new form of government tracking.
Note on “Deep Thoughts” segment: We want to acknowledge that we are on stolen land in the United States and that our deep thoughts segment ignores that fact. The conversation is useful as a means of thinking about what our ideal governance structure would be for a hypothetical country, not tied to the land we call “the United States” because we believe in the principles of decolonization – of returning indigenous land to those from whom it was stolen.
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Current Event: Net Neutrality
Here’s a really good article covering the history of net neutrality and common carriers: “Network Neutrality: A History of Common Carrier Laws 1884-2018” by Tyler Elliot Bettilyon
Here’s another good source: “Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now”
Deep Thoughts: Constitutional Convention
You can read the full Universal Declaration of Human Rights here.
Case: Riley v. California
You can get more info about the case and read the opinion here.
Here’s an article on the related case before the Supreme Court that will decide whether police need probable cause to get a search warrant tp access location information for cell phones: “Supreme Court’s Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt Privacy” by Nick Sibilla.
Yvette recommended watching She’s Gotta Have It which is available on Netflix. Trailer below!