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In the age of AI, companies are looking to get their hands on large amounts of diverse data to train models on, so they become more useable and proficient. In the case of OpenAI, this means scraping the internet for content to train up ChatGPT, at least up through 2021. However, there is money to be made here as... Read more...
The European Union (EU) has set its sights on ByteDance’s TikTok app concerning a range of potential violations, including an overly addictive design, privacy shortfalls, and other concerns. EU industry chief Thierry Breton remarked the EU is launching an investigation into the app over a suspected breach of... Read more...
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to parents of victims at a Senate hearing that has been interrogating Zuckerberg and four other social media executives and their roles in the safety of children on their platforms. Along with Zuckerberg, Linda Yaccarino of X (formerly Twitter), Shou Zi Chew of TikTok, Evan Spiegel... Read more...
After 13-year-old Willis Gibson became the first-ever human player (read: not AI) to ‘beat’ the iconic video game Tetris, a news anchor unwittingly makes a fool of herself on live television. The young man had dedicated the game to his late father, who had passed just weeks prior. The news anchor in question is... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg's Threads app has lost more than half of its 100 million users since its launch. The Meta CEO shared the news at a meeting with employees last week. Threads started off strong, with more than 100 million people signing up for the social media app within the first week or so. The app is Zuckerberg's... Read more...
Elon Musk has shown off the new branding logo for the upcoming move from Twitter to Musk's self-proclaimed "everything app," X. While Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino praised employees and said the company was "moving at the speed of light" in an internal memo, some security experts worry that the rapid change could also... Read more...
Forget about the cage match between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the real battle between these two technology moguls is for users in the high-stakes social media space. Only up until now, Musk, who owns Twitter, and Zuckerberg, who co-founded Meta/Facebook (which acquired Instagram), haven't directly competed with... Read more...
Deepfake technology, or AI-manipulated videos, photos, or audio clips, has been on the rise over the past few years. While this tech has great applications in places like the film industry, it can also be used for nefarious things like 'undressing' women from any photo they post online. Since deepfake tech has gotten... Read more...
The Biden administration is threatening to ban TikTok in the United States if Chinese owners do not sell stakes. The announcement came just ahead of the UK's ban of the highly popular app from government phones, citing security concerns. The threat of TikTok being banned in the U.S. is not a new thing. The Trump... Read more...
Meta is looking at bringing back its messaging capability to its primary Facebook app. The decision comes seven years after the company made the decision to separate the two. In a recent blog post, Meta insists Facebook is not dying, in fact, it claims it is flourishing with 2 billion daily active users. With that... Read more...
Snapchat has launched its own AI chatbot running the latest version of OpenAI's GPT technology customized for the platform. The new experimental feature is being rolled out to Snapchat+ subscribers this week. AI chatbots have been all the rage lately. Whether it's ChatGPT battling it out with Google Search, or... Read more...
A metal sphere has become the focus of some humorous and wild claims as to what it might be on Twitter. Tweets have speculated that it might be a UFO, as well as a Godzilla egg. The huge metal ball has left police and residents in a Japanese coastal town perplexed as to its origins. Authorities have said they have... Read more...
Hyundai and Kia are responding to a rash of car thefts in the wake of a TikTok challenge, which shows vehicles without push-button ignitions and immobilizing anti-theft devices were easy targets. Hyundai has already developed theft deterrent software for millions of its vehicles, which includes the theft alarm... Read more...
Since its beginning, Twitter has been known for its short and sweet Tweets. Many have appreciated not having to read Uncle Bernard's lengthy explanation of why he wears his tinfoil hat. When someone needed more characters to fully express themselves, they simply created a thread to do so. However, those days may be... Read more...
It is not uncommon to find a young person deeply immersed in the latest trends on TikTok, or catching up on the latest YouTube post from their favorite content creator. While some may see this as a harmless way for youth to spend their spare time, others see it as creating a mental health crisis in our youth. The... Read more...
Hundreds of Twitter employees are said to be exiting the company following an ultimatum from Musk to work "long hours at high intensity" or leave. Elon Musk already fired half of the workforce, including top management, and introduced a new Twitter Blue subscription plan in a bid to make the company profitable since taking over. Twitter's Read more...
Musk's Twitter saga continues to evolve, as the company undergoes an extremely raucous 48 hours. The billionaire has been making some questionable changes in what he says are attempts to make the social media platform profitable. Since Elon Musk took over as Twitter CEO a little over two weeks ago, it seems as though each new day brings Read more...
Billionaire Elon Musk has only owned Twitter for a few weeks, but there are already big changes afoot. Musk has been open about his dislike for Twitter's verification setup, which he referred to as a "lords & peasants system." His vision for the blue checkmark is starting to appear on the service, but not in a... Read more...
Elon Musk follows up his $44 billion buyout of Twitter by announcing his plans for charging more for Twitter Blue, a new video paywall feature, as well as teasing a possible Vine comeback. The billionaire is searching for ways to make the social media platform profitable. Musk finalized the deal to buyout Twitter... Read more...
YouTube is making it easier to find a content creator's Shorts, as it gives the category its own tab. The streaming service said it was listening to viewer's feedback, and made the decision to make it easier to discover the kind of content you are most interested in. Google's YouTube rolled its Shorts option out a... Read more...
Twitter has rolled out a test that presents a pop-up when some users attempt to screenshot a tweet. The prompt asks if the person would rather share the tweet or copy the link, instead of taking a screenshot. It's curious how the platform actually knows what you're doing on your phone though, isn't it?  Twitter... Read more...
It appears that the Elon Musk and Twitter drama may finally be coming to a close. In a tweet, Twitter announced that Musk intends to close the deal at $54.20 per share. Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter back in April of this year for over $41 billion, or $54.20 per share. At the time of the proposal... Read more...
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