Unpacking OpenAI’s Recent Board Changes

For a year, OpenAI board has been criticized. As too small and divided, it couldn’t effectively govern the fast-growing startup. The board displayed dysfunction publicly when four members fired Sam Altman. In response, Mr. Altman rallied almost all 770 employees to push for the board’s resignation. Included in the talks were Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Chesky as potential board members, but the departing board wanted Mr. Altman replacements to be independent thinkers. This led to the creation of a provisional three-person board to be discussed further in the coming months. The new board will be responsible for analyzing OpenAI, which started as a nonprofit in 2015, further. The board was criticized for lack of gender diversity in deliberations, and while the new board is expected to be more diverse in the future, the pool of candidates currently stands.

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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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