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Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast!

If you’re new here, it’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact. My main advice for any new listeners tuning in is to stop listening right now. Honestly, we’re not worth your time.

If you do decide to stick around though, we’ve some interesting stories in this week’s episode.

We’re talking about a new report into the dangers of Facebook’s encryption plans. Greenpeace wants you to help count some plastic. And, in a shocking development, Amazon continues to be absolute ass-hats. In their crosshairs this week… unions.

Host Bex is joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Fay Schofield.

Our special guest this week is Joe Friel. Joe is co-founder of Yalla, a collective of web developers, designers, project managers and strategists. Yalla work with non-profit and impact-driven businesses across the UK, Gaza and Germany.

Discussed in this episode:

Stat of the week

New report from non-profit, Business for Social Responsibility, states Facebook's expansion of encryption would do more good than harm:

Meta’s encryption plan has human rights benefits, report says - Washington Post

Charity news of the week

New Greenpeace campaign asks for the public's help to understand what plastic we're using and throwing away:

The Big Plastic Count

Tech news of the week

First Amazon union formed in the US, Amazon is obviously fighting this and has plans to block words like "Union" in its internal messaging app:

‘A marathon, not a sprint’: how Chris Smalls defied Amazon to form a union - The Guardian

Amazon says New York union organizers gave workers weed to help secure unionization votes - Insider

These are the words Amazon’s planned employee chat app reportedly won’t let you say - The Verge

Nice of the week

Advancing Healthcare Awards

Robot Cat Cam

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