AI-Created Spotify Playlist That Truly Connects with You

The music streaming giant Spotify introduced “daylists” feature that offers users three new algorithmically generated playlists a day, each with an ultra-specific title. The often baffling titles have recently captured the attention of social media, propelling the service to fresh popularity about four months after its September debut. The feature’s ability has led many users to amuse and share their own playlists with quirky titles. The playlist names are ginned up by A.I. using machine learning and thousands of descriptors. Four out of five Spotify users stated that the platform’s personalized offerings are what they like most about the brand. The daylists have gained popularity on social media as they allow for a more thorough understanding of an individual through music.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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