Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 11/21/22

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):

“India’s space agency has successfully launched the Vikram-S after much anticipation and years-long work in a boost to the private sector of the nation’s space industry.”

“It may be called the World Wide Web, but in some parts of the world, big chunks of the web are blocked or censored. One nonprofit designed an app to get around that censorship called Lantern. The organization says its user base in Iran has grown about 400% since the start of protests there two months ago and that as much as 13% of Iranian internet capacity is running through the app. Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams speaks with one of Lantern’s developers. Because of his work in countries with oppressive regimes, we’re using the pseudonym “Lucas” to protect his identity. He said Lantern is part of a strategy to create an “unbreakable” internet.”

“Problems with the important security feature may be some of the first signs that Elon Musk’s social network is fraying at the edges.”

“Data Analytics has played a major role in Chelsea’s journey to becoming the seventh most valuable football club in the world, Chelsea has won six league titles, eight FA Cups, five League Cups, and two Champions League titles.

Today, we are going behind the scenes at Chelsea FC to see how they use data analytics to analyze matches, inform tactical decision-making, and drive matchday success in one of the world’s top football leagues, just in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar!

Federico Bettuzzi is a Data Scientist at Chelsea FC. As a specialist in match analytics, Federico works with Chelsea’s first team to inform tactical decision making during matches. Federico joins the show to break down how he gathers and synthesizes data, how they develop match analyses for tactical reviews, how managers prioritize data analytics differently, how to balance long-term and short-term projects, and much more.”

“If you think that the problem of self-driving cars has been solved, think twice. As a matter of fact, the problem of self-driving cars cannot be solved with the technical solutions that companies are currently considering. Don’t get fooled by marketing and PR on social media. Whoever is telling you they solved the problem of driving a vehicle fully autonomously, they are lying. Here is why.”

“Kevin Zhou, cofounder of Galois Capital, and Jesse Powell, cofounder of Kraken, talk about why FTX collapsed, the warning signs, and whether it’s a catalyst for self-custodial adoption.”

“Steve is one of the world’s most known entrepreneurs and business leaders and is responsible for helping make communication via the internet possible. AOL rose to being one of the largest and most successful internet companies reaching over 4.5 million subscribers by 1995. In 2000 AOL merged with Time Warner in what was described as “the biggest train wreck in the history of corporate America.”

In today’s episode Steve shares how AOL came to be and what he learned as the CEO. We also cover how Steve thinks about the future including the variables he looks at, how he identifies potential in others, why diversity is important, and how to change your mindset from focusing on a challenge to seeing an opportunity.”

“Meta disciplined or fired more than two dozen workers that it found allegedly misused an internal system to hijack users’ accounts. In some cases, Meta says the workers charged users bribes to regain access to their profiles, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents. WSJ reporter Kirsten Grind joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how it happened.”

“Former Twitter users are migrating en masse to Mastodon so what is Mastodon and what do you need to know about Mastodon from a security and privacy perspective? Twitter was flooded by a wave of imposter accounts after the $8 “verification” label fiasco, and details about the largest multi-state privacy settlement in the US where Google has agreed to pay $391 million to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations. Plus you don’t want to miss Tom’s Canadian dad jokes!”

“The majority of blog posts and presentations about data engineering and analytics assume that the consumers of those efforts are internal business users accessing an environment controlled by the business. In this episode Ian Schweer shares his experiences at Riot Games supporting player-focused features such as machine learning models and recommeder systems that are deployed as part of the game binary. He explains the constraints that he and his team are faced with and the various challenges that they have overcome to build useful data products on top of a legacy platform where they don’t control the end-to-end systems.”