Oxford Internet Institute PhD students Josh Cowls and Nayana Prakash discuss the latest news in the world of tech, turning a skeptical eye to Silicon Valley and the use and misuse of technology around the world.
skeptechs 1.9: Privacy (self-)preserving
In the latest episode of Skeptechs, Josh and Nayana discuss Nigeria's suspension of Twitter, what lies behind Apple's latest privacy protection moves, and what an errant response to a Google search can tell us about truth and bias online.
skeptechs 1.8: Skin-deep learning
In this week's round-up of the latest news in tech, Josh and Nayana discuss the Indian government's increasingly tense relationship with Twitter, Florida's new ban on deplatforming politicians, and Google's new AI-powered skin diagnostic app.
skeptechs 1.7: Tipping Point
On this week's show Josh and Nayana discuss claims of censorship by Twitter and Instagram of Palestinian activists, which comes not long after reports that hashtags calling for Narendra Modi to resign were blocked on Facebook. Then they explore Twitter's new feature that lets users tip each other for valuable tweets.
skeptechs 1.6: Whatsapp in politics
Josh and Nayana are back to discuss the latest in tech. This week, why Indians are turning to social media in desperation as the country battles a Covid surge, how apps like WhatsApp and Signal are increasingly being used to do politics in private, and appropriate age limits and protections for younger users of TikTok and Instagram.
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skeptechs 1.5: Spies and effects
Josh and Nayana are back to cover the latest stories in tech. This time they cover leaked Facebook guidelines around handling harmful content against public figures, revelations about the use of social media to spy on Uyghurs, and backlash to Amazon's use of Twitter.
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Josh & Nayana are visionary thinkers the likes of which have not been seen in the podcasting world. The only way this show could be better is if they had a patreon so we could give them £££
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Josh and Nayana are fantastic and I’m so grateful to learn about the OII community through them!