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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 - 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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    • 46 min
    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep8 - Bothsidesism

    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep8 - 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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    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
    TFGL2021 - S2 Ep 7 - Targeting a Goth Barista

    TFGL2021 - S2 Ep 7 - Targeting a Goth Barista

    They say necessity is the Mother of Invention, so strap yourselves in for a hackathon of creativity. The TFGL Bat Signal has been beamed into the sky leaving Ben White, your stand-in host to sort of moodliy perch on a gargoyle somewhere trying to get a good Zoom connection.


    In this episode we’re talking about the interesting choices ahead for employers in the third sector, coming to terms with a more remote workforce. Twitter have opened the tip jar and Signal has been shining a light on Facebook’s targeted advertising, leaving the team to wonder what they’d be labeled as.


    Joining Ben (Tired Professional Dad) is Greg Ashton (Angry Food Obsessed Dog Dad) and our special guest Zoe Amar (Knackered Tech Nerd)


    Zoe is widely regarded as one of the charity sector’s leading digital experts. She founded digital agency and social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital in 2013, she is the Chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice and her podcast Starts At The Top discusses how leaders across all sectors are using digital to navigate change,


    If you work for a charity or a non-profit organisation based in the UK, Zoe would love to hear your views about your digital skills and support needs for the 2021 Charity Skills Report. You can take the survey here.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    83% of staff in the third sector have felt supported during lockdown but 48% still feel their well-being has deteriorated 






    Charity news of the week


    Twitter launches "tip jar" a new way to give and receive money on the platform - TNW






    Tech news of the week 


    The Facebook oversight board give it's verdict on the Trump ban - The Guardian






    Signal tries and fails to subvert Facebook ads - Signal






    Rant of the week


    Children taking IT at GCSE has dropped by 40% - ITPRO






    And finally… 


    Dysfleunt - a  typeface shining a new light on stammering - Positive.news






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    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.

    • 37 min
    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 6 - More Carrot, Less Stick

    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 6 - More Carrot, Less Stick

    This podcast is all about using technology to have a positive impact on the world. Sometimes though, we talk about the opposite of that. You know, like Elon Musk’s plan for a slave army on Mars. Or Zuckerberg’s plans for a slave army on earth, or Tim Cook’s plans for a beautifully branded slave army on earth.


    This week’s episode will surely be upbeat though, because we’re finally in the month of May. Pre-slaughter lambs are in the fields. Flowers are blooming everywhere except in Bex’s flower beds. Not a euphemism.


    We have a quick update on Basecamp, where everything is absolutely fine.


    We delve into the numbers and statistics and wotnot about charities and their emissions and energy use in 2020. Also absolutely fine.


    And in the tech news of the month we talk about how police have been given the go-ahead for using facial recognition technology. I’m sure that will absolutely not lead to horror stories of racism.


    So yeah. Uplifting content from beginning to end. 


    Joining host Bex, we have Greg Ashton and Ben White from the TFGL team.


    And our special guest is Stuart Pearson, Chief Digital Officer at Citizens Advice Manchester






    This week’s topics:


    Quick update on Basecamp as ⅓ of the staff to resign - The Verge






    Stat of the week


    Ofcom finds 1.5 million homes still offline in the UK - BBC






    Charity news of the week


    Almost one third (31%) of the top 100 UK charities assessed in this study did not comply with government regulations covering emissions and energy use in 2020 - Aleron






    Tech news of the week 


    EU attempts rules for AI - Slate


    New biometrics commissioner thinks law enforcement should make decisions on using facial recognition - FT






    And finally… 


    AI developed to help people buy bread helps spot cancer and a whole bunch of other stuff






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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.

    • 43 min
    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep5 - Access to Choice

    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep5 - Access to Choice

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. 


    This time, we are talking about a universal basic income trial. FUN. We discuss institutional racism and bias in the charity sector: Absolutely NOT FUN.


    And finally, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook are about to have a big fight.


    Jonny Rae-Evans is on hosting duties and he is joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Tom Passmore. 


    Our Special guest this week is Mia Peters, a user centred service design and research practitioner with extensive public sector experience.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    Two year trial into basic income ends in America and finds find people on the guaranteed income found full-time work at more than twice the rate of non-recipients - Positive.News






    Charity news of the week


    Another charity reports institutional racism and bias - The Guardian






    Tech news of the week


    Reaction to the ‘changes’ at Basecamp, that were announced in Jason Fried’s post this week






    Things are about to get tense between two of the biggest tech companies - NY Times






    And finally… 


    Black mirror wasn't far off, get fit and power your devices






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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. 


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    • 50 min
    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 4 - Vacuous Wastelands

    TFGL2021 - S2 - Ep 4 - Vacuous Wastelands

    Welcome back to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast!


    We’ve a lot to talk about this week, including:


    The planned “Instagram for Children” spin-off seems to have been scrapped by Facebook. That’s good, but surprising news, because Instagram has always been indifferent about the harm they cause kids, so let’s see what happens there.


    Big tech and the incoming anti-trust action. That sounds incredibly boring, but we’ll try to keep it fun.


    And a really concerning “innovation” in prison tech. 


    Joining host Bex on the show this week we have TFGL team members Fay Schofield and Ankur Asthana.


    And our special guest is Ross McCulloch, Director of Third Sector Lab who specialise in digital strategy & service design for charities.


    He is the founder Digital Trustees Scotland - a movement which aims to get a tech professional on every charity board. Ross developed and facilitates the highly-successful SCVO Digital Senior Leaders Programme. He also runs the CharityComms Scotland Networking Group and Third Sector Geeks WhatsApp Group to help strengthen the charity digital community.






    This week’s topics:


    Stat of the week


    35 children’s and consumer groups call for Instagram for children (under 13) to be scrapped - NY Times






    Charity news of the week


    Younger donors, increased trust in charities - Charity Digital






    Tech news of the week


    Is the coming antitrust wave against big tech a distraction? - Newsweek


    Ambassadors to Big Tech -- good idea or giving tech too much power? - Wired










    Rant of the week


    Tech for Bad: This Company Monitors Prisoners In Xinjiang. It Won An “Innovation” Award At An Event Sponsored By Amazon - Buzzfeed News






    And finally…


    Worldwide competition of petting the cat - currently Germany is in the lead.






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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.

    • 50 min

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