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Investigative Journalist Laurie Segall Discusses New Book

Memoir, "Special Characters", Details Rise of Tech

As a Tech Correspondent for CNN, Laurie Segall had a front row seat for the rise of the tech scene and the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Uber. In her new memoir Special Characters, Segall takes readers along for the wild ride. Recently she joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to discuss her new book.   Categories: Money Matters,…

What the Tech? What’s an NFT and Why Are People Paying Millions for Them?

Over the weekend someone bid $2.5 million for an autographed original tweet by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It left most everyone asking “how do you buy a tweet?” and “why would you want to buy a tweet?”. Both valid questions. How do you buy a tweet anyway? Isn’t it on the internet for everyone to see and copy and save?…

President Biden: Workers in Alabama Have Right to Unionize without Fear

President Joe Biden said workers in Alabama and across the country have the right to join a union without intimidation from their companies. His comments come as Amazon workers in the state are voting on whether they should unionize. Workers in Alabama – and all across America – are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. It’s…

What the Tech? How Twitter Transitions to the Biden Administration

When President Joe Biden took the oath of office at the White House, it wasn’t the only transition underway. Moments after Biden stated “So help me God”, the official Twitter account (@POTUS) was transferred to the Biden administration. The “Twitter transition” did not require someone from the Trump administration to hand the username and password of the account to a…

Congressman Barry Moore Deletes Twitter Account After Suspension

Courtesy: Barry Moore’s Facebook MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Barry Moore’s personal Twitter account was suspended following tweets he shared in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol. He then deleted his account. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the suspension, but the congressman for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District tweeted, comments about the riots that seemed…

Mark Zuckerberg Bans Trump from Facebook, Instagram Until Inauguration or Longer

Facebook will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a post Thursday morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great, following his incitement of a mob that later touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on…