The Tech Playlist: Oct. 18, 2019

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When do you draw the line when it comes to biohacking? Explore the world of human experimentation in this week's episode of Vox Media's new podcast "Reset". Plus, why protecting free speech on the internet is a complicated effort, go hands-on with Google's Pixel 4 smartphone, the warning from the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and should schools be using facial recognition? Check out this week's selection of tech podcasts.

The Tech Playlist: Oct. 18, 2019
    Free speech on the internet is: A) complicated B) complicated C) complicated D) all of the above

    Free speech on the internet is: A) complicated B) complicated C) complicated D) all of the above

    spotify.com - By Marketplace

    It has been quite the week for speech online. Twitter introduced new guidelines on how to deal with world leaders on its platform after Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris called on the platform to ban President Donald Trump. On this segment of “Quality Assurance,” Molly Wood takes a deep dive on platforms and regulating speech. She spoke with Daphne Keller, who is at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.

    Pixel 4 hands-on and Mark Zuckerberg's speech on free speech

    Pixel 4 hands-on and Mark Zuckerberg's speech on free speech

    spotify.com - By The Verge

    The biggest announcements from Google’s 2019 Pixel event The Pixel 4 has a radar chip that lets you control music and wave at pokémon Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL hands-on: this time, it’s not about the camera The Pixel 4 lacks one of the best perks that came with Google’s previous flagship phones Google improves the Pixel 4 camera with Live HDR and more With no buds or adapter, Pixel 4 opens the door to rival headphone makers Pixel Buds 2 hands-on: Google takes on the ...

    Biohacking: Rules of Engagement

    Biohacking: Rules of Engagement

    spotify.com - By Recode

    Josiah Zayner is a biohacker who’s famous for, among other things, injecting himself with the gene-editing tool CRISPR. At a time when the technology exists for us to change, or hack, our own DNA, what are the ethics of experimenting on ourselves, and others at home? Arielle Duhaime-Ross has been following Zayner’s story and talks to him about how he’s thinking about human experimentation today. Plus: new efforts to come up with a code of conduct for biohackers, ...

    Facial Recognition Tech Is Coming to a School Near You

    Facial Recognition Tech Is Coming to a School Near You

    spotify.com - By WIRED

    Despite a lack of evidence that more technology makes kids safer, facial recognition technology may soon be coming to a school near you. It’s part of a growing trend of increased surveillance and security in schools, and a WIRED story this week examined the delicate ethics of this technology. On the one hand, proponents say that the technology could help school staffers open gates for parents or staff, watch for persons of interest, ensure a child is leaving school with ...

    Jennifer Tejada (PagerDuty) - Resilience is Everything

    Jennifer Tejada (PagerDuty) - Resilience is Everything

    spotify.com - By Stanford eCorner

    Not long after landing at PagerDuty in 2016, Jennifer Tejada embarked on that harrowing rite of passage for CEOs of fortunate young startups: the pursuit of an IPO. Tejada raised a $90 million Series D round in late 2018, and saw PagerDuty go public on April 11, 2019. Her path to that point, she observes, was anything but linear. She tells the story of how a very “average” University of Michigan grad ended up becoming the CEO of a public SaaS company, and ...

    The inside story of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    The inside story of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

    spotify.com - By Recode

    Cambridge Analytica’s former business development director Brittany Kaiser talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book TARGETED: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower's Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump, and Facebook Broke Democracy and How It Can Happen Again. Kaiser talks about how she first observed the dangers of social media while working on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, why she mistakenly believed Cambridge Analytica was using technology as a force for ...

    Founders Abandoning Libra Foundation - Bad News

    Founders Abandoning Libra Foundation - Bad News

    spotify.com - By Joel Comm and Travis Wright

    Big players are abandoning Facebook’s Libra project, but Zuckerberg says the show will go on. The SEC has halted Telegram’s $1.7 billion dollar token offering. The Blockchain has helped officials bring down a major child pornography ring. And a major Bitcoin milestone may have happened while you are listening to this podcast.  This is weird, because Travis is in Denver today, but I’m not. So weird. But that’s how we roll.  And the weirder you are the more likely you are ...

    Greylock GP Sarah Guo is as bullish on SaaS as ever

    Greylock GP Sarah Guo is as bullish on SaaS as ever

    spotify.com - By TechCrunch

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where each week we discuss other people’s money and what sense their investment choices make (or don't).This week was honestly a treat. We had Kate Clark in the studio along with Alex Wilhelm and a special guest, Sarah Guo from Greylock Partners, a venture firm (obviously). Guo has the distinction of having the best-ever fun fact on the show.We kicked off with Grammarly, a company ...

    How to Create Good Digital Citizens

    How to Create Good Digital Citizens

    spotify.com - By WNYC Studios

    Right from wrong. We teach our kids what this means in the classroom and at home. But what about online? The next generation of tech users could be a part of much more civilized digital universe, but only if they learn how now. Manoush talks to Richard Culatta (CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education) about the five steps to creating good digital citizens, and how to turn the current online “culture shift” into something positive, respectful, and ...

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