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From rampant AI's and gamification to social fundraising and new ways of donating. Join us on a meandering ramble through the ever changing landscape of tech that makes the world a better place.

    TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 4 - Privacy Wars

    TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 4 - Privacy Wars

    Welcome back to another episode of the tech for good live podcast. If you’ve lost a bet, or have been tricked into listening to the show for the first time… it’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive impact in the world.


    Today’s show is jam-packed with excellence, or with tedium, depending on whether you’re “cool” or whatever.  We talk about how the planet is getting hotter but not in a good way. We dig into some stats about charity digital skills and we discuss web privacy and a really boring fight for the future of the internet.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    The Amazon rainforest is now producing more CO2 than it absorbs - The Guardian






    Charity news of the week


    The Charity Digital Skills report is released today with some interesting findings from the pandemic age.










    Tech news of the week


    Inside Big Tech’s angry, geeky, often petty ware for your privacy. - Protocol






    Are you for Verified ID’s for social media…? Sign this petition.


    If you’re against it...sign this one.






    Rant of the week


    The Right to Repair Law - Interesting Engineering 






    And finally… 


    3D Cat Billboard in Tokyo - People






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    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 40 min
    TfGL2021 - S3 - Ep 3 - Protect the Data

    TfGL2021 - S3 - Ep 3 - Protect the Data

    Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact. You can tell we’ve been really effective as a podcast, because now nothing bad ever happens with technology. Out there, on the interwebs, everything is just fine.. Mission accomplished. Well done, Greg.


    On today’s episode we’re talking about why women aren’t entering the tech industry. There's a positive story that involves football and crowdfunding, and Greg will be walking us through the NHS data breach.






    Jonny Rae-Evans is on hosting duties, and he is joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Faye Schofield


    Our special guest is Chris Burns, Product Person who’s recently worked with The Department for Education and The English Institute of Sport. Chris is a regular mentor at Manchester Met Uni and Tech For Good Live’s Help A Charity initiative. He also co-organises the Deliver Sessions meetup.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week 


    In 2020, the number of girls choosing to study computer science GCSE was 16,919 – just over 21.4% of total entrants – compared with 61,540 boys - The Guardian






    Charity news of the week


    Crowdfunding to prove England fans are not all arseholes - The Independent






    Tech news of the week


    A new NHS data breach - The Independent






    Judge dismisses Facebook antitrust case - Al Jazeera






    And finally… 


    Shopify remove costs for first million - Twitter / @harlyf






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    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 49 min
    TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 2 - Trying Something New

    TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 2 - Trying Something New

    Hello and welcome to another exciting episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! In this show we have a new controversy on TikTok, The UN is making new mistakes with data, and Facebook is trying something new - they are attempting to not be the vilest pieces of dog excrement on the planet.






    Hosting this show this time around is Tom Passmore and he’s joined by ever-present potty mouth Greg Ashton.


    And we have guests! Plural! 


    Arda Awais & Savena Surana co-creators of Identity 2.0, a creative studio working at the intersection of digital rights, technology and Identity. For more information and to get tickets for their exhibition ‘This Machine Is Black’, head to identity20.org/thismachineisblack










    Discussed on the show:


    Stat of the week


    There are 168,000 videos on TikTok using Megan Thee Stallion’s new song Thot Shit, but unlike WAP – Stallion and Cardi B’s last viral song – there is not a single trending dance to it. This is part of an indefinite strike by black creators - The Guardian






    Charity news of the week


    The UN Refugee agency, UNHCR, reportedly shared Rohingya biometric data with the government of Myanmar. An act they claim is appropriate as refugees gave consent - The New Humanitarian






    Tech news of the week


    Like a stopped clock, Facebook are occasionally correct






    Rant of the week


    UK Government are using their personal Gmail accounts to conduct business - linking to the use of Whatsapp and Signal to send disappearing messages. - The Guardian






    And finally… 


    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs has become reality - New Scientist






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 46 min
    TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 1 - More Work For Less Pay

    TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 1 - More Work For Less Pay

    Hello, victims, and welcome to the Tech for Good Live podcast! If you’re new here, this is a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact. If you’re a regular visitor, please seek medical help.


    This episode is jam packed with drama, despair, and a little dash of whimsy. We’ll be talking about Amazon again. Not content with destroying economies, local businesses, the lives of their employees, privacy, and… well, the world… they’re now also destroying their own stock. 


    We’ve a positive story about HSBC and Shelter working together to help people without a fixed address manage their finances.


    And Greg has discovered a new use for plastic and apparently it’s delicious.






    Joining host Bex we have Greg Ashton, strong, reliable, and a little bit dangerous.


    And our special guest is Dr Alina Kadyrova - Member of the TfGL team, who has just finished a PhD in social innovation.






    Discussed on the show:


    Stat(s) of the week


    124,000 items of stock marked to be destroyed in one week by Amazon - ITV News


    New American dashboard aims to help transit practitioners, policymakers, and advocates make more informed and equitable decisions by providing clear metrics about disparities in transit access and demonstrating how changes to transit networks affect those gaps - transitcenter.org






    Charity news of the week 


    HSBC and Shelter team up tell a simple but powerful story






    Tech news of the week 


    Facial recognition failures lock people out benefits in the US, but the CEO of ID.ME says up to half of unemployment benefits have been stolen by criminals - VICE






    And finally… 


    Plastic never tasted so good - The Guardian


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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 53 min
    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 9 - Fighting The Media

    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 9 - Fighting The Media

    Welcome to another Tech for Good Live podcast, if you’re new here, run, run for the hills. The podcast title might sound like a lovely look at adorable technology projects doing good in the world, but more often than not, it’s actually about all the terrible stuff happening in the world.


    I suppose we should start every Tech for Good Live with a content warning based on the types of things we usually discuss, but our first segment this week feels pretty heavy on sexual assault, so we’re letting you know up front. 


    We also talk about newspapers being divisive (nothing new there) and Amnesty international are launching an Algorithmic Accountability Lab, which we’re very intrigued by. We do have a good news story to finish up with and it’s obviously about alcohol. 


    Fay Schofield is on hosting duties, and she’s joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Tom Passmore


    And our special guest this week is Lou Lai, Strategist, fundraiser, marketer, charity lover. Lou is the Transformation Director at Manifesto London, Founder of FemMentored and a trustee of Blood Cancer UK.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    Fewer than 60 rape cases lead to a charge in England and Wales - The Guardian






    But there some good progress with victims to be allowed to give video evidence






    Charity news of the week


    Stonewall are attached by major news outlets following their new diversity champions campaign - Third Sector






    Between 2018 and 2019 The Times wrote 158 stories on trans people - Thanks random access mEmily






    Tech news of the week


    Amnesty international's Amnesty Tech are launching an Algorithmic Accountability Lab - Twitter/ @Rasha_Abdul


    And they're looking for staff






    Find out more about Amnesty International's work with tech 






    And finally… 


    Alcohol that remove carbon from the atmosphere - Positive.News






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

    • 46 min
    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 8 - Bothsidesism

    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 8 - Bothsidesism

    In this episode we’re talking about a global movement that is putting people living with disabilities on the business leadership agenda. We’re also talking about how the online world is responding to asks for support for charities in Palestine. We also chat about how algorithms on Facebook and Twitter may be further suppressing marginalized voices around the globe.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    Two years ago, they launched the campaign to get 500 national and multinational, private sector corporations to be the tipping-point for change and help unlock the social and economic value of people living with disabilities across the world. They just became The Valuable 500


    Firms 'lose trillions' by ignoring disabled consumers - BBC






    Charity news of the week


    Gaming network IGN is facing a staff revolt after senior management stepped in to delete, and apologise for, a post linking readers to charities and organisations in Palestine. - The Guardian










    Tech news of the week


    Tech and their difficult role in global conflict:


    Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts - Reuters






    Instagram Censored Posts About One Of Islam’s Holiest Mosques, Drawing Employee Ire - Buzzfeed News






    Israel-Gaza: Why is the region blurry on Google Maps? - BBC






    A Rant or Nice of the week?: 


    Young Man stabbed while trying to break up a fight is immortalised in FIFA - The Guardian






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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 


    Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 


    We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!


    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 


    If you’d like to be thanked on the podcast for giving us some cash, contact us on hello@techforgood.live. I promise we’ll spend it on transcription and not on kittens.

    • 39 min

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