Chrome Unlocked, AI Taking Orders, & Bing Trying to Infiltrate Firefox

May 19, 2023 by
Chrome Unlocked, AI Taking Orders, & Bing Trying to Infiltrate Firefox
Matthew Almendinger

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - May 19th, 2023

This week, Matt & Griff discuss a lot of news about Chromium retiring the SSL padlock, Microsoft trying to get Firefox to use Bing, Wendy's AI-powered drive-thru in Columbus, OH, the Microsoft training videos that have created a huge cult following, and more. Enjoy!

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Google will retire Chrome's HTTPS padlock icon because no one knows what it means

Apparently only 11% of users know that the padlock icon means the site is on HTTPS instead of just HTTP, so Google is replacing it with a "Tune" icon which will also grant access to various settings.

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Google Search will soon be more visual and personal

Obviously Google plans to incorporate more AI, as everyone is doing these days, but they also plan to feature more "short videos" as primary results of searches. To stay hip with the kids.

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Microsoft is forcing Outlook and Teams to open links in Edge, and IT admins are angry

End users who want to continue using their non-Edge browser of choice are about to get very annoyed, and annoyed end users usually create annoyed IT technicians.

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Microsoft wants Firefox to make Bing its default search engine

Firefox's contract with Google is set to expire later this year, and Microsoft is hoping to move in to the spot instead of the Google contract being renewed.

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Wendy's tests an AI chatbot that takes drive-thru orders... in Columbus OH

Wendy's and Google are working together to further automate fast-food ordering, but how will customers react to the inevitable bugs in the system?

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Microsoft employees are hooked on the company's training videos

Humorous employee training videos are nothing new, but Microsoft's "Trust Code" series of employee training videos has attracted a sizable fan following.

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