U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier
Bay Area Congresswoman Jackie Speier weighs in on the week’s news, from the $1.3 trillion budget to the most recent staff shakeup at the White House. In light of revelations of a massive mishandling of Facebook data, Speier calls for more regulation of social media companies. Also this week, the House Intelligence Committee concluded its Russia investigation, with Republican members saying they found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 elections. But committee Democrats including Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) say the committee overlooked many links between members of the Trump campaign and Russian-linked operatives.
Tech Analysis: Facebook Backlash
Facebook is facing backlash again for failing to better protect user data and privacy. Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm hired by the Trump campaign, reportedly harvested personal information from 50 million Facebook users without their consent. We talk to our guests about issues of trust, regulation, data privacy and how Facebook is responding.
- Tonya Mosley, KQED Silicon Valley bureau chief
- Jeremy Owens, Marketwatch tech editor and San Francisco bureau chief
- Gennie Gebhart, Electronic Frontier Foundation researcher
PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff
Judy Woodruff was just named solo anchor of PBS NewsHour, nearly a year and a half after her co-anchor Gwen Ifill died. Woodruff has covered politics and Washington for four decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. We get her thoughts on the political climate today, new challenges facing journalists and the #MeToo movement.