Robb Dunewood

Florida Bans Social Media Until You’re 16

The U.S. Department of Justice and 15 states accuse Apple of monopolizing the smartphone market in a landmark antitrust lawsuit.  Online recruiting site Glassdoor abruptly changed its terms of service and has started adding users’ personally identifiable information to their profiles without consent.  Florida Governor Ron Desantis signs a bill preventing children under 14 from…

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Using DNA To Draw Criminal Sketches?

Fujitsu and the UK Postal Service knew about bugs in Fujitsu software that sent UK postal workers to jail from the time when the Postal Service started using it. Apple sold between 160,000 and 180,000 Vision Pro devices over the weekend and analysts believe Apple could sell as many as half a million units in…

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The SnobOS / Tech Jawn Feed Takeover

Hey Folks, Robb Dunewood from The Tech Jawn here. Let me first wish everyone a Happy New Year and let you know that the crew from the Tech Jawn is off this week with our normal recording day falling on Monday.  We didn’t want your feeds to be empty so we’re doing a feed drop…

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Interview With “The CEO Of Tech Unboxings”, Lamarr Wilson

In most of this episode of The Tech Jawn, we’ll be talking to our featured guest, but before we get to the interview we discuss another case of facial recognition misidentifying a person of color leading to their wrongful arrest. In our interview, we talk with Lamarr Wilson, the unofficial “CEO of Tech Unboxings” and Lifestyle…

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Kinfolk Keep Trying To Warn Companies About The Potential Harms AI Can Do To Underserved Communities – The Tech Jawn 111

A DEI lead at Facebook has admitted to embezzling 4 million dollars in a scheme that involved fake expense reports, payments via CashApp, and all kinds of easily “firgureoutable” types of fraud. Elon Musk has declared that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives need to die and has even equated DEI to being a different type…

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The FDA Approves Gene Therapy For Sickle Cell Disease: The Tech Jawn 110

The FDA has approved the first-ever gene editing therapy we talked about in episode 106 that treats sickle cell disease which affects over 100,000 mostly Black Americans in the United States. Rumor has it that Apple’s iMessage will not be classified as a gatekeeper service under the EU’s Digital Markets Act and will not have…

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Coding My Crown and Dove Launch A Guide For Coding Black Hair In Video Games: The Tech Jawn 108

This is a public service announcement to check your old Google accounts because, starting this week, Google is deleting accounts that have not been accessed in over two years. Tech Life Steph has made the switch from PC to Mac, but, all is not well as she explains why she is not yet using her…

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OpenAI Is Trippin’: The Tech Jawn 107

Apple has finally decided to add RCS to the iPhone sometime in 2024, but, the company makes it clear that RCS is not coming to iMessage, thus the blue bubble vs. green bubble bullying will continue. OpenAI fired its CEO, failed at trying to rehire him less than 24 hours later, had most of its…

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Dr. Joy Buolamwini, The White House, And The UN On AI: The Tech Jawn 104

Cruise’s robotaxi permit was immediately suspended in San Francisco after the company failed to report the whole story about a pedestrian-involved accident and two days later the company suspended service everywhere. Facebook and Instagram launched ad-free premium subscriptions in Europe.  And X, formerly Twitter, launched Basic and Premium+ subscriptions here in the U.S. Multiple states…

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Full Circle With The Fugees: The Tech Jawn 103

A jury awards a female Google Cloud executive $1.1 million because the company gave higher pay to less-experienced male cohorts and later denied her promotions in retaliation for complaining about it.  On the heels of the password-sharing crackdown and a 70% increase in ad-supported tiers, Netflix has a better-than-expected Q3.  The company is still hiking…

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