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Hello and welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast. It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a good social impact.
This week we are talking about privacy and how the tech world is shaping the age-old fight for reproductive rights in one of the world’s richest and most powerful nations. And it’s not just about one country, but how it’s a problem for all of us - everywhere.
We also talk about what period-tracking apps are tracking, and if and who and what they’re selling about us.
But it’s not all grim. We’ve also found the strangest brand collaboration. It’s really bizarre.
Our special guest this week is Kathryn Kosmides, joining us from New York. She’s the founder of Garbo, a new kind of online background check.
Discussed in this episode:
Stat of the week
It costs just over $160 to get a week’s worth of data on where people who visited Planned Parenthood came from, and where they went afterwards.
Charity news of the week
Does this win the award for strangest campaign collaboration:
Tech news of the week
Nice of the week
It was local council election time in the UK recently and we wanted to give a shout out to Democracy Club, a civic tech initiative, whose data was used by Councils, Electoral Commission and other government websites.
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