Digital Citizenship Expert David Ryan Polgar on DIY Cyber Guy

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Episode Title: 28 – The Common Sense Media of Digital Literacy, with David Ryan Polgar

David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist who paved the way for the hotly-debated issues around Facebook, AI ethics, unintended consequences, digital wellbeing, and what it means to be human in the digital age. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, BBC, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Associated Press, Washington Post’s “Can He Do That?” podcast, and many others.

David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, which is committed to being the hub for “thoughtful tech” and will convene four events in 2019. With a background as an attorney and educator, he is an advocate for co-creating a more thoughtful future towards technology. David is the co-host of the podcast & NYC live show Funny as Tech, where he is paired with UCB comedian Joe Leonardo to tackle the thorniest issues in tech–inside a comedy theater. He is a frequent writer and global speaker (3-time TEDx, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, The School of The New York Times, The Next Web).

David recently released a digital citizenship class for adults (Skillshare) and a tech ethics hub for college students (Cengage). He is an advisor for Hack Mental Health, the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program, and #ICANHELP, and is committed to bringing together organizations, advocates, students, academia, government, and industry to better collaborate on the major societal issues emerging tech has presented. He is community-focused and excited by uniting diverse backgrounds to find solutions with difficult tech issues.

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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