Episode 119 – Neuro Diversity, Robo Cops, and Big Tech

Topic 1: Neuro Diversity – a different approach to thinking about thinking.

We’re always looking for people who think differently. But we also put some serious limits on how different we are willing to accept. In this article, TechCrunch looks at the idea of inviting a wider variety of people into the world of cybersecurity hiring.

Link: https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/22/addressing-the-cybersecurity-skills-gap-through-neurodiversity/ 

Topic 2: Are robo cops actually doing anything to reduce crime?

It doesn’t look like it. Maybe Robots AREN’T the answer. Calls to 911 have gone down. But crime hasn’t.

Is there still some good to tease out of this story?

Link: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/security-robots-expand-across-u-s-few-tangible-results-n1272421 

Topic 3: Tech Giant Battles – Lots of updates this week!

Case dropped against Facebook over Instagram and What’s App.

Somewhat unrelated: “Non-Agression Pact” between Google and Microsoft means they’ll each help the government go after the other.

Also somewhat unrelated: Amazon asks FTB Chair to sit this one out.

Links:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-30/google-microsoft-truce-crumbles-amid-feud-over-cloud-ad-tech 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-seeks-recusal-of-ftc-chairwoman-lina-khan-in-antitrust-investigations-of-company-11625067962 

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