Tech News Weekly

Mar 7th 2024

Tech News Weekly 327

Will TikTok Be Banned… This Time?

Copilot Designer Warning, New M3 MacBook Airs

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Guests: Emma Roth, Dan Moren
Category: News

U.S. lawmakers are once again pushing ByteDance to divest TikTok or face a ban within the country. The Center for Countering Digital Hate published a report on AI images generated being used to create election disinformation. A Microsoft AI engineer warns the FTC about safety concerns with Microsoft's Copilot Designer. And some of the new features & products Apple has announced over the past few weeks!

  • Abrar Al-Heeti joins Mikah this week! She talks about U.S. lawmakers making another push to get ByteDance to divest TikTok or face a ban within the country. Could this push get TikTok banned within the U.S., or at least divest the company?
  • Mikah covers the report published by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, where the organization tested popular AI image tools and how they help contribute to disinformation during election periods.
  • Emma Roth of The Verge stops by to share her coverage of the safety concerns brought up by a Microsoft engineer over Microsoft's Copilot Designer of its safety issues and flaws.
  • And finally, Dan Moren of talks about Apple's announcement of M3 13" & 15" MacBook Airs and the iOS 17.4 update.

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