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TFGL Weekly - Tech giants close the door on Infowars
Tech for Good Live
TFGL Weekly - Tech giants close the door on Infowars
10/08/201847:12
Episode Info

The gang are almost back to full strength this week, with the exception of Greg who continues to roam the countryside on a quest for fulfilment, and also for work.

This week Jonny and Paul are particularly excited to learn that they could run a marathon for charity without putting down their Playstation controllers. We explore the potential impact of how the lack of digital skills is damaging to all sectors, but mostly charities. We find out that going cashless is hurting the homeless, and we talk about Alex Jones basically being a massive, massive melt.

Oh, we also do a book review, because, why not? And we have a special guest in the form of Steve Hester.

 

Things we mentioned:

Stat of the week:

Shortage of tech professionals is causing issues across all sectors:

https://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2018/08/06/shortage-of-tech-professionals-across-sectors/

 

Campaigns of the week:

Marathon running just went digital:

https://www.pcgamer.com/git-gud-for-a-good-cause-with-speedsouls-charity-marathon/

Tech responds to the impact of a cashless society on the homeless:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cashless-society-uk-homeless

 

Tech news of the week

Ethical OS launches to help people with ethical product decisions https://www.wired.com/story/ethical-os/ 

Alex Jones and Infowars content removed by Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/06/apple-facebook-other-tech-companies-delete-content-alex-jones/?utm_term=.a1480ad85725

 

And Finally:

Donation to a charity shelter sparks a terrorism alert:

https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/donation-animal-shelter-labelled-isis-sparks-terrorism-alert/fundraising/article/1489551

Special thanks to @geekytom for the theme tune

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