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TFGL2019 - S4 - Ep1 - Excuse Removers
Tech for Good Live
TFGL2019 - S4 - Ep1 - Excuse Removers
27/09/201949:59
Episode Info

Welcome back to a brand new season of the Tech for Good Live podcast. That’s right - we got renewed for another season. That’s how popular we are! Either that, or we all just made a collective decision to stay onboard this sinking ship. We’ll see it out to the bitter, bloody end.

We have lots to talk about this week, including a report that Facebook seem to be doing something about privacy concerns of 3rd party apps - whaaaat? European charities are lagging behind the rest of the world with online donations, and tech thinks it can stop your neighbour from being an absolute knobber.

Host Bex, Producer Paul and this weeks researcher Harry Bailey are joined by trustee, journalist and all round tech for good allstar, Pauline Roche!

You can find Pauline on Twitter @paulineroche

And you can find Ellie Hale's 'collating climate tech for good' post here: https://bit.ly/2n9Ua4q

Stories mentioned on this weeks pod:

Stat of the week: 

“Tens of thousands”. Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps amid privacy investigation into rampant data theft: https://bit.ly/2m2lNfj

Charity news of the week: 

European charities are behind rest of world in accepting online donations: https://bit.ly/2moeEpJ

Big Issue vendors to accept contactless payments https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49632116

Tech news of the week: 

Nextdoor’s new Kindness Reminder wants to stop neighbors from being so mean: https://bit.ly/2ktsRkI

Homes in north London are set to be heated by warm air from the London Underground: https://bit.ly/2lFZsnW

Introducing the Hippocratic License: a modified MIT license that specifically prohibits the use of open source software to harm others: https://firstdonoharm.dev

Rant of the week:

Are brain implants the future of thinking?: https://bit.ly/2lBZfSC

And finally...

Fish scales and red algae used to make biodegradable plastic which can be put into household or industrial compost heaps: https://bbc.in/2lBVfS5

And 

Boston Dynamics set to begin leasing it’s Spot robot to companies with a suitable use for one: https://bit.ly/2mnX0lW

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