Bridging the Language Gap with A.I. Lip-Dubbing: One Couple’s Story

Mr. Romero visits Ms. Ochoa in Mexico monthly. When apart, they use A.I.-powered apps to connect. They exchange messages on WhatsApp and video chat as Ms. Ochoa gets ready for work. Ms. Ochoa uses her iPad to translate, while Mr. Romero uses Timekettle WT2 Edge earbuds for real-time translation. Their work hours differ, so they communicate when Mr. Romero is sleeping and Ms. Ochoa is working. In October, Mr. Romero sent a translated video message seeking Ms. Ochoa’s grandmother’s blessing before proposing. They are planning a summer wedding in Rosarito, Mexico. They are also helping each other learn Spanish and English the traditional way. In a joint interview, they chatted in both languages and expressed their love for each other.

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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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