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Facial recognition technology is being deployed in housing projects, homeless shelters, schools, even across entire cities—usually without much fanfare or discussion. To some, this represents a critical technology for helping vulnerable communities gain access to social services. For others, it’s a flagrant invasion of privacy and human dignity. In this episode, we speak to the advocates, technologists, and dissidents dealing with the messy consequences that come when a technology that can identify you almost anywhere (even if you’re wearing a mask) is deployed without any clear playbook for regulating or managing it.

We meet: 

Eric Williams, senior staff attorney at Detroit Justice Center

Fabian Rogers, community advocate at Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

Helen Knight, founder of Tech for Social Good

Ray Bolling, president and co-founder of Eyemetric Identity Systems

Mary Sunden, executive director of the Christ Church Community Development Corporation


This episode was reported and produced by Jennifer Strong, Tate Ryan-Mosley, Emma Cillekens, and Karen Hao. We’re edited by Michael Reilly and Gideon Lichfield.

storytelling with data podcast
storytelling with data podcast
storytelling with data author, speaker and dataviz guru Cole Nussbaumer Kna
storytelling with data: #39 Better Data Visualizations with Jon Schwabish
Cole talks with Jon Schwabish about his latest book, Better Data Visualizations. Tune in to hear about Jon’s goal to make people aware of a wider array of graphs, which less common graphs he wishes people would use more, his favorite Sankey diagram, and how Luxembourg highlighted an important lesson about maps. Jon also addresses viewer questions on fact-checking, communicating qualitative data, and his work on racial equity in data visualization, including things we should all be thinking about when we make graphs. Pre-order: Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks Other books by Jon: Better Presentations, Elevate the Debate Follow Jon: @jschwabish | | Data@Urban Other books mentioned: Storyteller’s Secret, Resonate, Slide:ology, Presentation Zen, How Charts Lie, Avoiding Data Pitfalls People mentioned: Kim Rees, Ann Emery, RJ Andrews, Moritz Stefaner, Nadieh Bremer, Pedro Cruz Jon's 2014 article “An Economist’s Guide to Visualizing Data” Jon’s projects: The Graphic Continuum, One Chart at a Time video series Exploratory vs. explanatory: Form and Function: Let Your Audience’s Needs Drive Your Data Visualization Choices Sankey diagram from Reddit: How 52 Ninth-Graders Spell Camouflage Interactive Sankey from The Pudding: The Gyllenhaal Experiment Medium article: "Word Clouds: We Can’t Make Them Go Away, So Let’s Improve Them" by Marti Hearst Research resource: Our World In Data Medium article: "Applying Racial Equity Awareness in Data Visualization" by Jon Schwabish and Alice Feng
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EFF's How to Fix the Internet
EFF's How to Fix the Internet
Electronic Frontier Foundation
You Bought It, But Do You Own It? | 006
Chris Lewis joins EFF hosts Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they discuss how our access to knowledge is increasingly governed by "click-wrap" agreements that prevent users from ever owning things like books and music, and how this undermines the legal doctrine of “first sale” – which states that once you buy a copyrighted work, it’s yours to resell or give it away as you choose. They talk through the ramifications of this shift on society, and also start to paint a brighter future for how the digital world would thrive if we safeguard digital first sale. In this episode you’ll learn about: * The legal doctrine of first sale—in which owners of a copyrighted work can resell it or give it away as they choose—and why copyright maximalists have fought it for so long; * The Redigi case, in which a federal court held that the Redigi music service, which allows music fans to store and resell music they buy from iTunes, violated copyright law—and why that set us down the wrong path; * The need for a movement that can help champion digital first sale and access to knowledge more generally; * How digital first sale connects to issues of access to knowledge, and how this provides a nexus to issues of societal equity; * Why the shift to using terms of service to govern access to content such as music and books has meant that our access to knowledge is intermediated by contract law, which is often impenetrable to average users; * How not having a strong right of digital first sale undermines libraries, which have long benefited from bequests and donations; * How getting first sale right in the digital world will help to promote equitable access to knowledge and create a more accessible digital world. Christopher Lewis is President and CEO at Public Knowledge. Prior to being elevated to President and CEO, Chris served for as PK's Vice President from 2012 to 2019 where he led the organization's day-to-day advocacy and political strategy on Capitol Hill and at government agencies. During that time he also served as a local elected official, serving two terms on the Alexandria City Public School Board. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Self Reliance and represents Public Knowledge on the Board of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG). Before joining Public Knowledge, Chris worked in the Federal Communications Commission Office of Legislative Affairs, including as its Deputy Director. He is a former U.S. Senate staffer for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and has over 18 years of political organizing and advocacy experience, including serving as Virginia State Director at GenerationEngage, and working as the North Carolina Field Director for Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign and other roles throughout the campaign. Chris graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors degree in Government and lives in Alexandria, VA where he continues to volunteer and advocate on local civic issues. You can find Chris on Twitter at @ChrisJ_Lewis Please subscribe to How to Fix the Internet via RSS, Stitcher, TuneIn, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or your podcast player of choice. You can also find the Mp3 of this episode on the Internet Archive. If you have any feedback on this episode, please email You’ll find legal resources – including links to important cases, books, and briefs discussed in the podcast – as well a full transcript of the audio at Audio editing for this episode by Stuga Studios: Music by Nat Keefe: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
59 min
Salesforce Developer Podcast
Salesforce Developer Podcast
Joshua Birk
065: Modern App Development with Mohith Shrivastava
Mohith Shrivastava is a Lead Developer Advocate here at Salesforce. His main role is to inspire our developers. In this episode, we talk about modern application development. We also discuss the content that Mohith has been producing himself in order to get that information out to you. Mohith has a background in hardware engineering and consulting. Eventually, however, he learned about Salesforce and transitioned into the world of software engineering. Now he produces relevant content and answers questions for developers and gets their feedback on the technologies they use. Tune in to hear more. Show Highlights: * How Mohith was first introduced to Salesforce. * His exposure to product development. * How he learned about and started hosting weekly Trailhead Live sessions. * The goal of the modern app development series. * How Mohith uses Heroku to scale his applications. * How using tools besides Apex help with scaling and efficiency. * How Salesforce functions simplify coding work. * How Schema Builder helps with building data models. * When to use Salesforce, Heroku, Heroku Connect, and Redis. * How the Apex piece fits into the jigsaw puzzle of modern app design. * The benefit of having unit testing in place. * What sketch tools and plugins allow you to do. Links: * Mohith's Twitter account * Mohith's LinkedIn account * Mohith's Github account * Modern App Development YouTube playlist * Sketch Plugin *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at
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DeepMind: The podcast
DeepMind: The podcast
DeepMind: The podcast
8: Demis Hassabis: The interview
In this special extended episode, Hannah Fry meets Demis Hassabis, the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. She digs into his former life as a chess player, games designer and neuroscientist and explores how his love of chess helped him to get start-up funding, what drives him and his vision, and why AI keeps him up at night. If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter (@DeepMindAI ( using the hashtag #DMpodcast) or emailing us at ( . Further reading: Wired: Inside DeepMind's epic mission to solve science's trickiest problem ( Quanta magazine: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science ( Demis Hassabis: A systems neuroscience approach to building AGI. Talk at the 2010 Singularity Summit ( Demis Hassabis: The power of self-learning systems. Talk at MIT 2019 ( Demis Hassabis: Talk on Creativity and AI ( Financial Times: The mind in the machine: Demis Hassabis on artificial intelligence (2017) ( The Times: Interview with Demis Hassabis ( The Economist Babbage podcast: DeepMind Games ( Interview with Demis Hassabis ( from the book Game Changer ( , which also features an introduction from Demis Interviewees: Deepmind CEO and co-founder, Demis Hassabis Credits: Presenter: Hannah Fry Editor: David Prest Senior Producer: Louisa Field Producers: Amy Racs, Dan Hardoon Binaural Sound: Lucinda Mason-Brown Music composition: Eleni Shaw (with help from Sander Dieleman and WaveNet) Commissioned by DeepMind
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