Apple Ventures Into A.I. Partnerships with Media Outlets

Apple is negotiating with news organizations to use their material in developing artificial intelligence systems, seeking multiyear deals worth at least $50 million. Other companies like OpenAI, Google, Meta, and Microsfot have already released products using this technology. Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, has remained largely unchanged for over a decade, and the company has been hesitant to discuss its AI plans. Some publishers were not enthusiastic about Apple’s proposal, stating that the terms were too broad and could expose them to potential legal issues. While Apple’s approach may lead to a meaningful partnership, some are skeptical due to concerns over privacy and copyright issues. Print news organizations remain cautious about making deals with AI companies, as they fear losing readers and advertisers to new technology. OpenAI has stated that they respect the rights of content creators and owners and believe they should benefit from AI technology.

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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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