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Prizes today donated by Scott Urban, founder of Reflectacles, interviewed on the June 24, 2019 Techtonic.

Above: Phantom Reflectacles with surveillance-camera-shaped box.

Above: IRPair with...

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This week: Mary Wing, host of 100% Whatever with Mary Wing (Wednesdays noon - 3pm Eastern on Give The Drummer Radio).

Recent tech news:

Coronavirus global tracking map from Johns Hopkins

In Coronavirus Fight, China Gives Citizens a Color Code, With Red Flags (NYT, March 1 - by past guest Paul Mozur - April 22, 2019 Techtonic - and Raymond Zhong and Aaron Krolik): "A new system uses software to dictate quarantines — and appears to send personal data to police, in a troubling precedent for automated social control."

Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop (NYT by Kashmir Hill, Feb 14, 2020): quotes past guest Scott Urban, as listed above: “New technologies are continually eroding our privacy and anonymity. People are looking for an opt-out, which is what I’m trying to provide.”

Clearview AI, the controversial facial-recognition company partnering with police, says its entire customer list was stolen in a breach (Daily Beast, Feb 26, then Business Insider, March 2)

Swinging the Vote? (The Markup, Feb 26): "Google’s black box algorithm controls which political emails land in your main inbox."

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm ultradamno:

Hello Mark and Mary! Techtonilanthropists!
  6:01pm John from Florham park:

Hello technoids
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Handy Haversack:

The Tech gin is poured! Bring on the Tonic!

Hi, Mark and all the Technical Difficulties -- and Mary Wing! 100 percent hi, Mary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Phillippe Bastille:

Hi Mark and... oh my! Is that Mary Wing? I do declare!
  6:02pm David in London:

Hey gang, I’m back in the house. Handy, John, yes al. Ultradamno, hi.
Avatar 🤖 6:02pm Bas NL:

Mark and Mary! :D Hi all!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

  6:03pm melinda:

Hi folks
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Handy Haversack:

Hope you're not just now alighting from the bus, @DIL!
  6:03pm John from Florham park:

@DIL hello from your president
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm ultradamno:

Hiya David.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:04pm chresti:

Hi Mark and Mary and the rest of you technaughts!
  6:04pm David in London:

@Handy, ha ha, no, not even London Transport is that slow. I squeezed a gig in in-between.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Mark& Mary <ding>
  6:05pm Dave Miss:

Howdy all from BK.
Avatar 6:08pm Mary Wing:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Tome:

Avatar 6:09pm Mary Wing:

I am so jealous that I can't win these glasses! ARGH!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm chresti:

Good deal on the Reflectacles!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm LCBD:

LOL Handy! Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Tome:

those are darn cool ,, like the 1st pair of Oakleys I had in HS even better man !<>!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, LCBD! The gang's all here!
  6:13pm David in London:

@John, as Mary Wing is the patron of the 19AM Society, we have a lot of senior members here...
  6:14pm P-90:

Design by Greg from Zone Five? I’m in!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:15pm LCBD:

Handy, I'll be dropping out in a few - I teach ESL on Mondays at 7 but I'm all prepared so I can listen to a bit. Mark is so great, so helpful!
  6:17pm Daybreak: The Marathon Man:

Already pledged to Mark with my Swag for Life,
And picked up the Techtonic Survival Guide!!!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:18pm LCBD:

Hey Daybreak!
  6:19pm Daybreak: The Marathon Man:

Hi and bye:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Phillippe Bastille:

To borrow from Wanda the Owl ""When you look at someone (something) through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags."
  6:20pm ignatatus666:

China already uses this surveillance with its Muslim population.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm ultradamno:

Coronavirus: China deploys drones with cameras, loudhailers to chastise people for unsafe behavior abcnews.go.com...
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Handy Haversack:

"See" you in the morning, LCBD!
  6:25pm P-90:

Thanks, Mr. Mark’s Dad!
  6:28pm John from Florham park:

@DIL I forgot that
@faybreak if you r still around howdy
@LCBD howdy
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Handy Haversack:

I'm in your tech-paranoid boat as well, @Daybreak!
  6:29pm David in London:

Sadly, my company has huge amounts of our data infrastructure run through Google. Every time someone says “Oh you can pull that from Google Big Query”, I hear Mark Hurst’s voice in my head and have to say three Hail Techtonics under my breath.
  6:30pm John from Florham park:

@Ultradamno that is fucking scary
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Handy Haversack:

@David: Yup. I hear you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mark Hurst is such an effective rhetorical speaker.
Avatar 6:34pm Mary Wing:

Pledge to support Techtonic, folks! Be on the front line of awareness!
  6:34pm P-90:

I’m following Rana Faroohar now, because of her interview with Mark. This is how it goes.
  6:34pm David in London:

It’s not even coming here, it’s already arrived. The Metropolitan Police have recently deployed facial recognition software in the city centre. Sigh.
  6:35pm P-90:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm ultradamno:

Or look to Lindsay Graham www.washingtonexaminer.com...
  6:36pm cyrusblazeit420:

Damn, I just pledged earlier today. Those glasses are wild.
  6:36pm P-90:

At least I don’t get her confused with Lola Falanna
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Handy Haversack:

Way to be, Scott Urban!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm herb.nyc:

yes, thank you to Scott Urban!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Denis down under:

Deni unite!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Handy Haversack:

Now the surveillance state will know it's Dennis by elimination.
Avatar 🤖 6:39pm Bas NL:

Awesome specs Scott!
  6:45pm Red Phantom:

I data mining US should be more like the EU.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Handy Haversack:

As awesome as those Reflectacles are, and as super cool as it is of Scott to donate them here, it's a solution that, really, is only there for the affluent -- not the people who, say, only have internet access through the Google spy LinkNYC towers.
  6:50pm zpp:

de camptown lady
  6:51pm John from Florham park:

@Ultradamno wonder if his buddy trump put him up to it
  6:51pm Daybreak: The Marathon Man:

Clay pigeon has a pair that was given to him!
  6:52pm Daybreak: The Marathon Man:

If I am a swag for life her and credited my donation to the show am I in the running for the reflectalls?
  6:52pm P-90:

...and they come in a groovy surveillance-camera-shaped box! WANT!
  6:52pm zpp:

gwanna run all nite
  6:53pm John from Florham park:

@Daybreak howdy
  6:55pm David in London:

Bedtime for me now. See you later cool kids.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Handy Haversack:

Night, David!
  6:55pm John from Florham park:

@DIL sweet dreams
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm herb.nyc:

ravioli and broccoli rabe!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Handy Haversack:

Sounds delicious.

Mark, Mary, great listening to you all. Keep it up!

Avatar 🤖 6:57pm Bas NL:

Great show Mark & Mary!
  6:57pm Daybreak: The Marathon Man:

Been seeing you all day John from FP!
  6:58pm P-90:

Thanks, Techtonic Mark and 100% Mary!
  6:58pm John from Florham park:

@Daybreak I know have you played hooky today:)
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Handy Haversack:

Is the Post Tonic? New Tech?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Mark Hurst:

Thanks, everyone! Appreciate all your support!
  7:01pm Patrick:

Thanks much for the show, Mark, and now the glasses!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm common:

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