Revenge Porn is Really a Tech Problem with Darieth Chisolm

“Whatever they do in the bedroom is their business. But once someone takes that content and makes it available for other people to see and they’re doing it with the intent to do harm, the game changes.” – Darieth Chisolm, founder of 50 Shades of Silence


In this episode, Darieth Chisolm, Emmy-award winning television personality, NBC News anchor and activist for cyber sexual crimes, discusses her personal experience with revenge porn, the obstacles faced by victims today, and the complexities of free speech as it relates to sharing nude photos online.

In this episode you will learn:

  • About Darieth’s personal experience with revenge porn
  • Her challenge of taking legal action outside of the U.S.
  • The impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Examples of first steps on how victims can take legal action
  • Obstacles to taking down nude content that is published online
  • A brief history of policies like the SHIELD Act and Enough Act
  • How Freedom of Speech should not apply when it is enacted with the intent to do harm
  • The pervasiveness of victim shaming and victim blaming
  • The importance of parents having conversations about nude photos with their children
  • Resources for victims of revenge porn (linked below)
  • How Darieth is supporting victims today

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What would ethical data practices look like? Featuring Amanda McGlothlin

“Tech should be built for good” says Amanda McGlothlin, co-founder and Chief Design Officer at HQ Network, a Los Angeles space start-up providing digital security products and services for individuals and businesses. As a leader in tech, Amanda believes that privacy is a fundamental human right. Hear her tactical, realistic approach to product design that truly protects the user’s privacy.


  • How VPNs secure your information and prevent unwanted information getting to your devices.
  • How ads and third party tracker are not only annoying, but cost us money and make our technology less valuable.
  • The future of an ad-free user experience.
  • The use of ad-blockers and whether they are as effective as we think.
  • The new privacy laws that protect consumers from data breaches.
  • How companies can exercise more responsibility around their data practices to both protect the user and create success for their business.
  • What product managers and coders can do to support these companies who are willing to change their data practices for good.
  • What dark patterns are and how they apply to data and tracking.
  • Why it’s possible to collect data in moderation and still experience the benefits of analytics.
  • HQ Network’s view of data collecting and their ethical approach to their data practices.
  • A recent Facebook scandal and how it relates to user research.
  • How consumers can protect their data and exercise safety while online.
  • Facebook, as an example of a company that uses less than perfect data practices.



  • VPN
  • GDPR
  • Facebook
  • iTunes
  • Apple
  • Sally Hubbard
  • Google Analytics
  • Cookies
  • Javascript
  • Stripe
  • App Store
  • Google
  • Enterprise Certificate
  • Instagram
  • WhatsApp
  • Troy Hunt
  • Katharine Hargreaves
  • ARKO
  • Stuart Turner

If you enjoy this episode, you might enjoy my conversation with Sally Hubbard: Google and Facebook are Monopolies: Does it matter?