New Hampshire Launches Probe into A.I. Robocalls Impersonating Biden

Voters in New Hampshire received illegal robocalls impersonating President Biden’s voice, telling them not to vote. These fake messages were an attempt to disrupt the primary election. Disinformation experts fear that deepfake technology could become widespread in this election season. New Hampshire’s attorney general’s office is investigating the robocall accusations. State lawmakers are working on bills to regulate political content made by artificial intelligence. The president of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, has called for protections to prevent electoral chaos.

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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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