14 episodes

From artificial intelligence and data mining to social media and dating apps, tech has touched our lives on every level. In Tech for Evil (Tech4Evil.com) podcast, we talk about the impact of Big Tech on our minds, planet and liberties. We also expose what Big Tech doesn’t want you to know and what you can do about it.

Tech for Evil (Tech4Evil.com‪)‬ Manal al-Sharif and Reinhardt Sosin

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

From artificial intelligence and data mining to social media and dating apps, tech has touched our lives on every level. In Tech for Evil (Tech4Evil.com) podcast, we talk about the impact of Big Tech on our minds, planet and liberties. We also expose what Big Tech doesn’t want you to know and what you can do about it.

    Our Chemical Romance with Dating Apps

    Our Chemical Romance with Dating Apps

    Dating apps have radically reshaped the modern romance landscape. How we present ourselves and find other people on the dating market is now filtered through a digital lens. Dating Apps have turned the art of finding a partner into an online shopping experience very different from the raw, face-to-face courtship the previous generation had. But...

    • 30 min
    Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

    Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

    Have you ever found yourself wondering “…what if I just delete my Facebook account…?” Believe us, you’re not the only one to have pondered this question jokingly or even seriously in the last few years, and with good reason. Some part of you likely came to this realisation, intuitively, that feeling insecure and sad and...

    • 42 min
    The State of Facial Recognition in Australia

    The State of Facial Recognition in Australia

    Our guest for this episode is Andrew McAlister, a Data Ethics & Privacy Expert. Today, Australia stands out as the only democracy to use facial recognition technology to enforce COVID-19 restrictions. The private sector is participating too. Last year, 7-Eleven in Australia collected the facial prints of 1.6 million customers without their knowledge or consent....

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology- Part 3

    Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology- Part 3

    Special thanks to Prof. Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Cameron Bogatez for sharing their experience with addictive technology for this episode. In the third and final installment of the Captology mini-series, Manal and Reinhardt examine the profound and terrifying impacts that have come from Big Tech using Capatology tactics on children, parents and the average person. In...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology- Part 2

    Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology- Part 2

    In our second installment of the Captology mini-series Manal and Reinhardt drill down into several of the specific tactics and techniques that technologists use to hold us captive. We look at how the Like and Share buttons were not just quaint additions to the social media landscape but rather, very deliberate and slick missiles that targeted our human desire...

    • 33 min
    Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology - Part 1

    Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology - Part 1

    There is a battle raging, fought without guns or bombs and not for land or resources… This is a battle for our attention. Big Tech companies are competing for our attention in clever ways and desperately want more and more. If you’re wondering why your children throw tantrums if you ask them to get off...

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Hendoggydig ,

Informative and funny along the way

Great podcast presented in a lighthearted yet informative way revealing facts that you normally don’t get to hear about. The best part though is that it is presented in an ‘easy to understand’ manner with some fun along the way. Well done guys 😀👍

Ads222222222222 ,

Surprising and exhilarating

One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to in recent years. Lots of surprises and a powerful point of view.

ddball ,

Magnificent, informative and entertaining

The two hosts lead us through contemporary online security issues. They expertly explain complex ideas simply. These podcasts are useful for an adult wanting to find out about, then navigate the issues, or a school child wanting to do an assignment on the issues.

I had accepted the right of companies to my data. But, then they abused my trust.

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