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WeeklyTech #17 – How the Internet is Weakening our Language

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By Tim Scheiderer The statistics are truly astounding. American adults are now spending more than 11 hours a day consuming media. This includes reading, watching, listening to, and interacting with media. Four of the 11 hours are spent with their digital best friend, a smart phone or a tablet. And 21% of adults say they are constantly on the “digital leash...

WeeklyTech #16 – AI and the Christian’s Call to Engage

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Editor’s Note With today’s edition of WeeklyTech, we have officially been live for four months! Thank you for your continued support and space in your inbox. I would love to hear any feedback you have on the newsletter in order to make it better for you to begin each week. Is there an issue or aspect of technology that is of particular interest to you? Something that...

WeeklyTech #15 – California and Privacy

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Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018, the CCPA is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will forever change how each of us use technology products and how U.S. companies use our consumer and business data. Regardless of your political views on privacy and data issues, this California law will likely become the de facto law of the land because most technology companies like...

WeeklyTech #14 – Kids and Privacy

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As parents, we tend to share things online about our children without much thought. And the cute, intimate moments of childhood and adolescence are shown to thousands of “followers” and “friends” online without their knowledge or consent. Yet, have we stopped to think about what effects this will have on our children as they grow older?

WeeklyTech #12 – China and technology

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The rise of the new Chinese state under the leadership of President Xi Jinping has been a predominant force in the conversation surrounding technological innovation, economic development, and basic human freedoms. As China has sought to emerge as the leading tech superpower alongside the U.S., it has often done so at the expense of basic human rights such as freedom of religion and speech. As we...

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Jason Thacker

Jason serves as Associate Research Fellow and Creative Director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan (March 2020). He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

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