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TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep6 - Pushing Back Big Tech
Tech for Good Live
TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep6 - Pushing Back Big Tech
21/02/201944:14
Episode Info

In this week's episode we discuss whether parents trust social networks to protect their kids online, Instagram gaining a donation option and the end of Amazons New York HQ plans.

Along the way we ask the big question on everyone's minds this week, how many towels is the right amount of towels? And finally, the recently engaged Greg finds his dream wedding venue.

Stats of the week:

6/10 parents do not think social networks protect children from risks such as sexual grooming and inappropriate content around self-harm and suicide:

https://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2019/02/15/parents-back-charitys-call-for-tough-social-media-regulation/

Charity news of the week:

Instagram to launch donations function:

https://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2019/02/13/instagram-to-launch-donation-feature/

Great Ormond Street Hospital launch VR tour:

https://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2019/02/15/hospital-charity-launches-virtual-reality-tour/

Tech news of the week:

Amazon cancels plans to set up in New York, most likely due to a scathing reporting of the issue:

https://slate.com/technology/2019/02/amazon-hq2-new-york-cancelled.html

https://slate.com/technology/2019/02/amazon-new-york-hq2-resist-cities-tech.html

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/15/amazon_no_tax/

Rant of the week:

Government failing at key regulation:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/12/commons_science_committee_biometrics_inquiry/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/06/uk_autonomous_vehicles_code_2019/

And finally...

New robot science museum will construct itself in Seoul

https://www.designboom.com/architecture/maa-robot-science-museum-seoul-02-19-19/

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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