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TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 1 - More Work For Less Pay Tech for Good Live

    • Society & Culture

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.

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


----------------------------


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.

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