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Find out how technology is reshaping our lives every day and explore the new powers of governments and companies.

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Find out how technology is reshaping our lives every day and explore the new powers of governments and companies.

    Is there an app for Covid-19?

    Is there an app for Covid-19?

    A quick catch-up on the state of play of apps round the world - though we end up mostly discussing India and the UK - and we celebrate a very special birthday.

    You can find a much deeper and more detailed look at the various questions and concerns around coronavirus apps on our website: https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/3792/covid-contact-tracing-apps-are-complicated-mess-what-you-need-know and all the latest news in our tracker https://privacyinternational.org/examples/tracking-global-response-covid-19

    • 21 min
    Covid-19 news

    Covid-19 news

    This week Gus chats with Edin, PI's Advocacy Director, about the latest Covid-19 news and the trends we're seeing around the world. 

    Find out more about coronavirus apps around the world: https://privacyinternational.org/long-read/3675/theres-app-coronavirus-apps and keep an eye on the global responses: https://privacyinternational.org/examples/tracking-global-response-covid-19

    Music by Glass boy - licensed under creative commons
    Find more from them here: https://glassboy.bandcamp.com/album/enjoy

    • 22 min
    Reproductive rights and privacy in India

    Reproductive rights and privacy in India

    PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project speaks with Tasneem Mewa and Ambika Tandon from the Center for Internet and Society about data  exploitation in reproductive rights in India.

    • 42 min
    Announcement: New mini-series

    Announcement: New mini-series

    We're happy to announce, we're launching a new mini-series! 

    Every last monday of each month we'll be releasing a new podcast - focusing on reproductive rights and privacy across the world, from Indonesia to  Chile to Kenya and more.

    • 1 min
    Covid-19: the global response

    Covid-19: the global response

    Tech companies, governments, and international agencies have all announced measures to help contain the spread of the COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. Unprecedented levels of surveillance, data exploitation, and misinformation are being tested across the world.

    Many of those measures are based on extraordinary powers, only to be used temporarily in emergencies. Others use exemptions in data protection laws to share data. Some may be effective and based on advice from epidemiologists, others will not be.

    But all of them must be temporary, necessary, and proportionate.

    Tracking the global response to Covid-19: https://privacyinternational.org/examples/tracking-global-response-covid-19

    Fighting the global Covid-19 power grab: https://privacyinternational.org/campaigns/fighting-global-covid-19-power-grab

    • 45 min
    Locked down

    Locked down

    This week: it's a weird one - rather than our normal look at technology, we've got recommendations for movies and games you might enjoy while you're locked down. 

    Music by Simon Mathewson, you can find more from him here: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Simon_Mathewson 

    Recommendations include:


    Sorry to Bother You
    Legally Blonde
    S-Club Seeing Double
    Snowpiercer 
    Broforce
    Ultimate Chicken Horse
    Hidden in plain site
    Don't starve

    • 26 min

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