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TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep4 - A Natural But Awful Thing
Tech for Good Live
TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep4 - A Natural But Awful Thing
08/02/201949:43
Episode Info

Hot on the heels of our WorkerTech podcast, we look at promotion opportunities for part time staff. A charity has created a new cancer support map. Facebook and Google go to war with Apple. And have the police gone too far? … Is now the time of facial recognition software?

Bex was away in lovely Bristol and we are sadly guestless due to the dreaded winter lurgy, but thankfully host Jonny-Rae Evans, Greg Aston, Ben White and Producer Paul held down the fort.

This weeks topics:

Part-time workers have just 21% chance of being promoted as opposed to full-time which is 45%

And 78% are working beyond their contracted hours:

https://www.workingfamilies.orghttps://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/news/mfi_2019/.uk/news/mfi_2019/

Dimbleby Cancer Care launches cancercaremap.org:

https://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2019/01/30/charity-creates-online-cancer-support-map/

Facebook caught sucking up data, the problem wasn’t they broke the law, they broke Apple’s terms of service….and then Google got caught too:

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas/

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/

Police facial recognition test:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/facial-recognition-cameras-technology-london-trial-met-police-face-cover-man-fined-a8756936.html

And finally...

Oh no! Terrifying news you can hide a computer virus in DNA...wait, did anyone miss the amazing fact you can put code into DNA?

https://www.wired.com/story/malware-dna-hack/

Thanks to podcast.co for hosting us in a beautiful mirrored studio. Which you can’t see. But it is pretty.

Special thanks to @geekytom for the theme tune.

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