TFGL2021 - S3 - Ep 7 - Misused Tech

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We’re back with another episode of the Tech For Good Live Podcast. It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive impact in the world. We talk about charity. We talk about social issues, and we talk about the interwebs and everything in between.

In this episode, recorded at the height of the Olympic season, the team talk about a World Record privacy fine from the EU and a high jump in donations for RNLI.

Host Jonny Rae-Evans is joined by pod regular Greg Ashton.

Our special guest this week is Dave Fardoe. He’s the chairman of Accordant Solutions, a tech company specialising in social value measurement.

Discussed in the episode:

Stat of the week

€746 million is now the highest ever privacy fine from the EU. Given to Amazon for breach of GDPR - Bloomberg

Charity news of the week:

Update on last week's story about the RNLI volunteer assaults. Turns out there are more nice people in the world - The Guardian

And in this year's Community Life Survey, informal volunteering is at a recent high whilst donations and formal volunteering are down - Third Sector

Tech news of the week

NHS changes blood oxygen monitor guidance as review finds they don’t work as well for black and Asian patients - iNews

With the increasing use of tech in delivering public services, how much can we continue to blame "bad tech" when people misuse or badly implement the tech

Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI - VICE

And finally

Google may have created the first time crystals.

Yes they are a thing.

Yes they are as cool as they sound.

No they don't involve time travel:

GOOGLE Google’s ‘time crystals’ could be the greatest scientific achievement of our lifetimes - TNW

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