TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep4 - A Natural But Awful Thing artwork
Tech for Good Live

TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep4 - A Natural But Awful Thing

  • S1E4
  • 49:43
  • February 8th 2019

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:


Dimbleby Cancer Care launches

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:

Police facial recognition test:

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?

Thanks to 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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