In this holiday season, when generosity is at its peak, tech expert Shelly Palmer, Professor of Advanced Media at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, discusses the proliferation of donation scams in 55 cities and shares essential tips on how to avoid falling victim to them. Original Airdate: November 28, 2023 Continue Reading →

ChatGPT Can Phish

Ah, the sweet irony of AI. On one hand, it's the darling of tech innovation, automating tasks, and making our lives easier. On the other hand, it's a Pandora's box of cybersecurity nightmares. Continue Reading →

TikTok Banned in NYC

New York City has banned TikTok from all city-owned devices, citing security concerns. With many U.S. states -- and even Congress -- sharing similar sentiments about the Chinese-owned platform, Shelly Palmer, Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, speaks with Tashanea Whitlow on Fox 5's Good Day New York about the controversy. Original Airdate: August 22, 2023 Continue Reading →
OpenAI and Microsoft are defendants in a $3 billion class-action lawsuit, accused of unlawfully scraping 300 billion words from the internet to train ChatGPT. The suit, filed by sixteen anonymous plaintiffs, alleges the companies did not obtain consent or register as data brokers. Continue Reading →
Generative AI has presented the music industry with new challenges. You've probably heard about the AI-generated song featuring cloned vocals of Drake and The Weeknd. It went viral, but was taken down because Universal Music Group (UMG) claimed copyright violations. (I'm not sure if copyright laws actually apply here.) Continue Reading →