Robb Dunewood

Wrapping Up Before The Holidays: The Tech Jawn 64

Apple decides not to scan your iCloud photos against the Child Sexual Abuse Material database, or, CSAM, and has other plans to expand its Communication Safety features. The Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft alleging that its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard violates U.S. law. Meta’s content moderation policy for Facebook and…

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An Hour With Black, Female, Mechanical Engineer, Cherish Samuels: The Tech Jawn 63

We’ve got something special in this week’s episode of The Tech Jawn.  We interview Cherish Samuels, a unicorn of unicorns, as she is a Black, female, mechanical engineer. We talk about everything from her journey getting into engineering at a young age, for years being the only face on the job that looks like hers,…

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The Tech Winter Is Getting Colder: The Tech Jawn 60

Google is set to pay nearly $400 million to settle lawsuits with 40 state’s attornies general over location data it wasn’t supposed to be collecting. Regardless of how you feel about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the new Twitter non-verified blue check mark, right now,  is creating confusion and making Twitter even less reliable. The…

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Hiring Freezes And Layoffs In Big Tech

Kanye West, after having his Instagram and Twitter accounts restricted for antisemitic comments, agrees to buy the right-leaning social media platform Parler. TikTok has raised the age requirement for live streaming from 16 to 18 and is introducing adult-only streams. The website for the Biden administration’s student loan relief program goes live in Beta on…

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Will Remote Work Lead To Overseas Outsourcing: The Tech Jawn 54

James Earl Jones is retiring as the voice of Darth Vader but his menacing tones will live on through A.I. supplied by Ukrainian startup, Respeecher.   Apple reportedly won’t boost iPhone 14 Production because it appears that the new hotness is selling as Apple predicted it would. Square makes Tap to Pay on iPhone available to…

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IBM Expands Its Cybersecurity Leadership Centers to 20 HBCUs: The Tech Jawn 53

The Windows 11 22H2 Update is out.  It’s the first major update of Windows 11 and we break down some of the new features and old features that Windows users should check out. The latest version of WhatsApp allows users to join calls by typing a link.  Call Links aims to make it easier for…

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Could Deep Fake Interviews Actually Help Some Folks Get Hired? The Tech Jawn 42

Google will, soon, start deleting visits to potentially sensitive locations like domestic violence shelters from users’ location histories. Search history, however, still remains. Scammers are using deep fakes to interview and get hired to remote jobs for nefarious reasons. We ponder if this tech, for some folks, could be used to get by the gatekeepers…

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No Dog Whistles In This Title: The Tech Jawn 41

Khaby Lame is now the biggest TikTok creator in the world with over 142.8 million followers. Even with all the positive stories of black women getting into I.T., the pay gap between white men and black women Is actually widening.  Eminent Future and it is black founder and president Isaac Barnes were recently awarded a…

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Interview With Florcy Morisset: The Tech Jawn 40

We’ve got a special Juneteenth edition of the Tech Jawn where this week, we are joined by serial entrepreneur, business consultant, and Web3 strategist, Florcy Morisset to talk to us about Web3 and what’s in it for us. But, before we get to the interview we talk about how only a couple of tech shows…

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Jay-Z and Jack Want You To Know Crypto: The Tech Jawn 39

Is Google’s artificially intelligent chatbot generator LaMDA showing signs of sentience?  Most likely not, but, AI, in general, is getting awfully good at fooling humans. Jack Dorsey and Jaz-Z are teaming up to launch a bitcoin-focused financial literacy program.  The Bitcoin Academy will launch in Brooklyn’s Marcy housing projects, have free in-person and online classes,…

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