The Tech Jawn

Assaults To Free Speech: The Tech Jawn 59

Election misinformation safeguards in social media work fairly well unless the election lies come in foreign languages. Many of last week’s Twitter rumors have come to pass.  Twitter did lay off nearly half of its employees hours before asking some of them to come back.  Twitter Blue actually cost $8, not $20, but it’s been…

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What Twitter Was Ain’t What Twitter Is Going To Be: The Tech Jawn 58

Be careful when having receipts emailed to you.  It looks like Square along with many other credit card processing companies is selling your contact information. The acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk happened last week and the new owner isn’t wasting time making changes.  Verified accounts are rumored to cost 20 bucks a month, big…

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The SnobOS Jawn With Nica Montford: The Tech Jawn 57

Google’s vision for RCS hasn’t materialized, but, is it too soon to call it a failure?  Probably not. Netflix reported its third-quarter earnings, is launching an ad-supported tier in November, and, is putting the kibosh on password sharing in early 2023. The Republican National Committee is suing Google for sending campaign emails to spam even…

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Tech Confessions: The Tech Jawn 55

The Apple Watch’s fall and crash detection experience false positives everywhere from the emergency room to roller coasters. Meta has notified nearly 1 million Facebook users that their login information may have been compromised by apps downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.Alphabet announced new devices during its Pixel event last week including the…

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No Evidence Of Access Is Not A Denial: The Tech Jawn 52

The iPhone 14 launch isn’t going that smoothly for Apple.  iMessage and Facetime aren’t working for many after activation, some 14 Pro and Pro Max freeze after data transfers, and there are a lot of videos of the 48-megapixel camera acting weird with third-party apps. Uber confirmed that it took several key systems down in…

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Apple’s New Hotness: The Tech Jawn 51

This week’s episode of The Tech Jawn is mostly about the Apple Event and all the new gadgets that are coming out.  We talk about the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro, the new Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra, and we mention the new AirPods Pro 2 . But before we get to all the…

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Labor Day Highlight Reel: The Tech Jawn

The Tech Jawn crew took Labor Day off and didn’t record a new episode this week.  We didn’t, however, want to leave the feed empty, so, we put together a quick highlight reel from some of our favorite moments on the show.  We’ll be back next week, September 13, with a brand new episode, so,…

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FN Meka Is FN Racist: The Tech Jawn 50

Twitter’s former Security Chief blows the whistle alleging Twitter misled the public on problems with its security and with bot accounts. Cosmetics company Sephora will pay $1.2 million in the first major settlement with the state of California’s Consumer Privacy Act for selling users’ data without permission. A federal judge sided with a Cleveland State…

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Chatbots Make College Better: The Tech Jawn 49

Apple wants employees back in the office for a hybrid work week, but, some employees want to remain remote.  Something has got to give, but, we don’t think it’s going to be Apple. A husband of a slain wife is sentenced to 65 years in prison after her Fitbit data told a different story about…

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You’ve Got To Protect Your Digital Footprint: The Tech Jawn 48

It only took one weekend of interacting with people for Meta’s new Blenderbot 3.0 AI chatbot to turn racist. WeWork co-founder and ousted former CEO, Adam Neumann, secures $350 in venture capital for his new startup Flow.  Isn’t that kinda like failing forward? HBO and Discovery+ are officially merging in 2023, Disney Plus sets a…

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