The Tech Jawn

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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Just The Two Of US: The Tech Jawn 47

Apple doesn’t want any supply chain disruption in China over Made in Taiwan labels so it’s asking its Taiwanese-based suppliers to add Made in China labeling to their products. TikTok’s contracted moderators are allegedly requiring employees to watch actual child abuse videos as part of its training program.Technology exists to determine if a child has…

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This Week’s Spotlight Shines on Nichelle Nichols: The Tech Jawn 46

30,000 tech workers have lost their jobs through July, but, we still believe Information Technology is, one of, if not the hottest job industries. Apple Pay could possibly come to Chrome, Edge, and Firefox in iOS 16.  We aren’t sure if this is because Apple has seen the light, or, to prepare for looming EU…

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Netflix Is Slippin: The Tech Jawn 45

Senators Corey Booker and Ben Ray Luján propose the UnCap America Act that would ban data caps on consumer high-speed broadband in the U.S. A chess-playing robot in Russia breaks its seven your old opponent’s finger.  Reports are that the robot is completely safe, so, long as you don’t move too fast. Netflix reports on…

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The Three Rs Plus Computer Science: The Tech Jawn 44

Amazon releases Ring Doorbell video to the police without consent from or even notification to Ring owners. Twitter had a 40+ minute outage, its newsletter service Revue was down for over a day, and some employees are saying there’s no strong leadership at the helm in the wake of Elon Musk reneging on his takeover…

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It’s Pronounced Reuters (Royters): The Tech Jawn 43

Rogers Telecommunications in Canada suffered a 19-hour outage last week affecting all kinds of services including cell and landline access, banking services, internet access, 911/emergency services, and more. A new law in New York will require concealed-carry gun license applicants to hand over their social media accounts for review of their “conduct and character”. More…

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They Dry Snitched On Themselves: The Tech Jawn 23

Some people are outraged that the New York Times has added ad tracking to Wordle, but, should they really be though? Privacy settings on your social media won’t protect you from snitching on yourself as authorities in Wisconsin use Facebook to identify suspects in acts of property damage after the Jacob Blake police shooting protests…

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Interview with Inside Voices Founder, Ekow Sanni Thomas – The Tech Jawn 21

In this week’s episode of The Tech Jawn, we interview Ekow Sanni-Thomas, founder of Inside Voices, an online platform that helps job-seekers figure out how companies treat people of color by hearing from current employees. But, before we get to the interview we talk about how Atlanta is becoming quite the Tech Hub and why…

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Is It GIF or JIF? The Tech Jawn 20

It’s Black History Month and, for at least the second year in a row, Apple is highlighting black voices throughout the month of February.  Meta might want to change some of its policies and controls in the Metaverse as it relates to sexual harassment.  A 43-year-old British woman claims she was virtually groped by a…

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