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The Tech Jawn is a recap of the weekly tech headlines delivered from a fresh perspective of diverse voices. African Americans, demographically, are the biggest users of consumer technology and we are going to cover how technology affects us and the culture as well as how the culture and its kinfolk affect technology.
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The Tech Jawn Robb Dunewood, Stephanie Humphrey, Terrance Gaines

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    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

The Tech Jawn is a recap of the weekly tech headlines delivered from a fresh perspective of diverse voices. African Americans, demographically, are the biggest users of consumer technology and we are going to cover how technology affects us and the culture as well as how the culture and its kinfolk affect technology.
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    IBM Expands Its Cybersecurity Leadership Centers to 20 HBCUs: The Tech Jawn 53

    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 groups of up to 32 to join both voice and video calls.
    Amazon decided that one Amazon Prime Day Event per year is not enough so it has officially announced the Prime Early Access Sale on October 10th and 11th.
    And IBM announces 14 new Cybersecurity Leadership Centers at HBCUs bringing the total to 20. The cybersecurity industry is in dire need of qualified professionals and IBM is taking that stance, If we can’t find ‘em, train ‘em.
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    • 50 min
    No Evidence Of Access Is Not A Denial: The Tech Jawn 52

    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 response to a cybersecurity breach allegedly perpetrated by an 18-year-old hacker.
    And Customs & Border Protection can access your cell phones and other electronic devices without a warrant and even copy data and hold it for years. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself when traveling internationally.
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    • 49 min
    Apple's New Hotness: The Tech Jawn 51

    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 Apple news we talk about Patreon laying off its entire security team, apparently outsourcing everything, and how it probably should have better prepared for the announcements of both.
    We've got all this and more for you in episode 51 of The Tech Jawn
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Labor Day Highlight Reel: The Tech Jawn

    Labor Day Highlight Reel: The Tech Jawn

    The Tech Jawn 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, until then… Enjoy

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    • 4 min
    FN Meka is FN Racist: The Tech Jawn 50

    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 University student stating that scanning his room before an online test violated his 4th Amendment rights.
    And yes, the computer-generated, virtual avatar, FN Meka, created by two non-black executives which leans into racist stereotypes and tropes, is a form of digital blackface.
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    • 1 hr
    Chatbots Make College Better: The Tech Jawn 49

    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 how and when she was murdered.
    We thought facial recognition policy was bad in the United States but, New Delhi police say hold my beer.  It uses data with an only 80% match threshold as evidence for potential prosecution.
    And Big Data and AI-powered chatbots are enhancing the college experience helping with everything from admissions to recognizing signs of depression.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Jayrayisthename ,

Thanks For Doing This Work!

As a tech lover, I thoroughly enjoy listening to this show about tech news from a Black perspective! Absolutely add this show to your rotation listen!

White Label American Podcast ,

Fantastic Time!

Wow, just wow. That's how I felt after my first listen. Great topics covered by professionals who never lost me at any point in time. I couldn't do anything else as it felt like I was in the same room with Robb, Stephanie, and Terrance. I highly recommend this podcast cause it would be criminal not to. Do the right thing and subscribe!

Mtkornegay ,

Don’t show your age

Let make sure that in the future we aren’t showing your age with some of the pop culture opinions let’s stay on course and please don’t let Techlife Steph take over the conversation(s) as “back stories, caveats and etc. topics are interesting and informative but please stay away from pop culture topics and sports stories unless you’re well researched on the topics.

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