Dodgy data dealings

The Headliner podcast

23rd March 2018

A week of turmoil for Facebook, following revelations that personal data of millions of users were obtained by data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Its market value has plummeted, and the co-founder of WhatsApp – now owned by Facebook – tweeted it’s “time to #DeleteFacebook.” But how serious are the allegations? And could this derail Mark Zuckerberg’s burgeoning presidential campaign?

The news gave the Telegraph plenty to comment on in the same week the publisher launched a new technology reporting division, expanding its coverage in a quest to become the leader in UK technology journalism. Find out our view on their new direction.

The world was shocked by the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle, as an autonomous Uber hit and killed a woman in the US. Is it time to put the brakes on the driverless dash?

United Airlines has been in the headlines after a flight attendant asked a passenger to put their dog in an overhead storage holder during a flight. The dog was tragically found dead when the plane landed, due to an apparent lack of oxygen in the compartment. How has the airline responded to the event?

The Killers are well and truly out of their cage and they are doing more than “just fine”. Their most famous track, “Mr. Brightside”, may have been first released 14 years ago, but it’s just clocked up its 200th week in the UK top 100. It’s the most-streamed song released before 2010. Let that sink in, before tuning in to hear us discuss what’s made the song so popular for so long.