Technology Pill Podcast

Join Gus - our executive director - and a myriad of guests for our podcast, which looks at how technology is reshaping our lives every day and explores the new powers of governments and companies.

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This week we talk to Dr Ellie Cosgrave - an Associate Professor at UCL, Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran - a Senior Research Fellow looking at future cities, and Dr Rob Kitchin - a Professor focussing on the relationship between technology, society, and space about what is a smart city? What do we want the cities of the future to look like? And what's the best way of making sure the future of our metropolitan public spaces is bright, not dystopian?

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The European Union's top court rules that UK, French and Belgian mass surveillance regimes must respect privacy. But what does that mean for governments' data collection schemes? And what does it take to fight a legal battle lasting years?

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PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project speaks with Lintang Setianiti and Miftah Fadhli from the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) in Indonesia about reproductive rights in the country.

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PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project speaks with Maite Karstanje and Nadia Ferrari from Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA) in Argentina, which works with Latin American feminist institutions to promote and defend human rights and gender justice in the region, about reproductive rights in the country.

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PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project speaks with Dr. Subasri Narasimhan and Dr. Dabney Evans from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in the US about their paper which documents how misleading health information about reproductive health can flow into policy and legislative debates.

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This week we talk to a whole host of guests, including María Paz Canales - Executive Director of Derechos Digitales, about the issues with coronavirus immunity passports and whether the digital ID industry is capable of rising to the moment.

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This week we talk to PI's Tech Co-ordination Group to bring you tips and tricks about how to start cleaning up and securing your phone or computer.

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Why do Google want to buy Fitbit? What do they get out of it? And why should competition regulators be concerned?

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PI's Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project speaks with Ruth Taylor, the CEO of the UK-based charity Abortion Support Network about how opposition groups are using misinformation to delay people from accessing safe abortion care.

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From double registration to exclusion and discrimination - this week we talk to Yusuf Bashir, Executive Director of Haki na Sheria, and Keren Weitzberg, an academic from UCL, about the trouble with Identity in Kenya. 

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With huge numbers of people out on the streets standing up for their rights in the US and Hong Kong, and around the world - we take a look at the surveillance tools police and security forces round the world have been using to monitor people as they exercise their civil rights.

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A quick catch-up on the state of play of apps round the world - though we end up mostly discussing India and the UK - and we celebrate a very special birthday.

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This week Gus chats with Edin, PI's Advocacy Director, about the latest Covid-19 news and the trends we're seeing around the world.

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Tech companies, governments, and international agencies have all announced measures to help contain the spread of the COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus.

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This week: it's a weird one - rather than our normal look at technology, we've got recommendations for movies and games you might enjoy while you're locked down.

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We can’t believe we’re having to say this, but the hours after giving birth are private.

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You’re a witness or a victim or a suspect of a crime; or even just travelling going on holiday. Officials demand your phone, then disappear with it. What happened to your phone? What happened to your data? What will happen to you?

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Find out why 53 organisations from all over the world  are telling Google it's time they take action on pre-installed apps (bloatware).

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How an anti-abortion organisation uses data and tech.