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The cybersecurity threat of TikTok (Jan. 23, 2023)

On Monday’s show: Now that TikTok has been banned from government-issued devices in Texas, we discuss what sort of threat the social media app may pose.



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On Monday’s show: Major universities across Texas have reacted quickly to Gov. Abbott's order banning the use of TikTok on government-issued devices. We discuss what sort of threat the social media app may pose and why with cybersecurity expert Chris Bronk from the University of Houston.

Also this hour: Rice University professor Timothy Morton's take on how to bring more people together on addressing climate change.

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Then, columnist Dwight Silverman discusses some of the latest developments in consumer technology, including the rise of Chat GPT and other generative artificial intelligence applications.

And we get an update on Houston sports from Jeff Balke.


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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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