Google Wifi – Extremism – Bitcoin Malware

Tech Accessibility Youtube Radicalisation and App Monetisation

Tulsi Parida joins us for the third episode of Tech With Alice And Andrew (and Tulsi Sometimes). In this episode we’re focussing on 3 stories. The first, proffered by Tulsi, is this article in Engaget called:“Google’s public WiFi hotspots come to Mexico” where she also references this article by Tim Berners Lee: “The web can be weaponised – and we can’t count on big tech to stop it”. Andrew talks about Zeynep Tufekci’s piece: “Youtube, the Great Radicaliser” and Alice looks at an article in Ars Technica which shows that some apps are installing malware on your computer which mines bitcoin as payment for their app.

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Contact Alice here, and contact Andrew here. If you’re on Twitter we’re at @alicelthwaite and @dopeapotamus. Tulsi’s twitter handle is @tulsiparida

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P.S. if you’re as culturally clueless as Alice about American teen culture in the noughties then you can catch up on the ‘shoes’ video here. Weird.

#IWD2018 + Empathy & Algorithms

#IWD2018 + Empathy & Algorithms

In the second episode of the TWAAATs podcast, or colloquially know as: “Tech With Alice And Andrew TS”, we discuss the articles we wish had been written on International Women’s Day in the tech space as well as the issue of empathy and AI.

We mentioned that many large tech websites didn’t mention International Women’s Day at all on their front pages. Here’s the screenshot of Wired at around 6pm (from the UK), and here’s the screenshot of the homepage of Techcrunch on 8th March 2018.

We also discussed the Wired article: “UK police are using AI to inform custodial decisions – but it could be discriminating against the poor”.

We also mentioned the COMPAS system in the US – please read the ProPublica article here.

RightsCon (how could we forget you) can be found here.

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Episode One – The (Clumsy) Beginning

Welcome to the first episode of Tech With Alice and Andrew (Thwaite and Strait).

On this episode we take a look at the following articles: “Facebook Messenger Used to Fight Extremism” and “Amazon will stop selling Nest smart home devices, escalating its war with Google“.

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Thanks to Pedro Santiago – Orion II for the remarkable royalty free sparkly intro and outro music. Thanks to you for listening. N.B. STRONG LANGUAGE AND SENSITIVE TOPICS THROUGHOUT.