In a groundbreaking development that signals a shift in how artificial intelligence (AI) is managed at the national level, the US government, through the Defense Production Act, is setting up new measures to oversee the development of foundational AI models. This new directive, which requires AI powerhouses like OpenAI and Google to report their advances, brings the rapidly evolving field of AI under closer governmental scrutiny.
As we march through the pivotal election year of 2024, a formidable shadow looms over the democratic process. This shadow is not cast by a person or an institution, but by a technology: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once celebrated as a beacon of innovation, AI now stands accused of distorting the very fabric of truth, particularly in the political arena.
In a world where your every click, search, and scroll is a breadcrumb leading back to you, big players like Google hold more power than you might realize. It’s 2024, and Google is back in the news, this time for tweaking its online search results. Why? Well, it’s all thanks to the European Union’s new tech rules, the Digital Markets Act (DMA). These rules are like a referee in a game where Google’s been both a player and a scorekeeper.
In a recent and quite revelatory turn of events, Google has conceded a point that privacy advocates have long suspected: even when you’re browsing in ‘Incognito’ mode in Google Chrome, you’re not quite as incognito as you might think. This acknowledgment comes in the wake of a $5 billion settlement to dodge a lawsuit from 2020, shining a spotlight on the often-misunderstood realm of digital privacy.
Have you ever stumbled upon online listings that seem just a tad off? Well, it turns out the rabbit hole of AI-generated product descriptions and titles on e-commerce platforms is deeper and more amusing than one might expect. Let’s embark on a whimsical exploration of these AI creations that are cropping up in places you wouldn’t believe!
In a pivotal move, Apple, the tech giant renowned for its walled-garden ecosystem, is poised to open the gates. The buzz in the tech community is palpable: sideloading, a term that might sound like jargon, is set to become a household word among iOS users in the European Union. But what exactly is sideloading, and why is it stirring up such a commotion?
In a move that underscores the complex interplay of technology, law, and business, Apple is reportedly planning to remove the blood-oxygen sensors from some of its Apple Watches. This decision, seemingly a strategic sidestep, aims to avoid a looming U.S. ban amidst a heated patent dispute.
In the ever-evolving world of the internet, there’s always something new just around the digital corner. Right now, it’s the buzz about internet regulation changes. You might think, “Regulations? Yawn!” But wait, these updates could really shake up how we surf, share, and experience the web. Let’s unwrap this, shall we?
In what seems like a page taken straight out of the popular sitcom “The IT Crowd,” Google’s latest advice to Gmail users facing a new kind of hack attack in 2024 harks back to the show’s iconic troubleshooting line: “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” This seemingly simple tactic is Google’s response to a recent wave of attacks targeting Google accounts, which are resistant to password changes.
In yet another chapter of the ongoing saga of tech giants and their questionable privacy practices, Google finds itself settling a $5 billion privacy lawsuit. This lawsuit revolves around Google’s alleged tracking of users in Chrome (and other browser’s) “incognito” mode, a practice that we’re sure is continuing unabated.
Just today, I stumbled upon a piece of news that’s as intriguing as it is complex. Picture this: The New York Times, a giant in the world of news, is taking on two tech behemoths, OpenAI and Microsoft. Why, you ask? Well, it’s all about copyright infringement, and the plot is thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.
Just the other day, I received a voicemail that raised my suspicions immediately. It claimed to be from the “National Tax Relief Program,” offering to help clear back taxes. Intrigued and a bit wary, I decided to dig deeper into this, and what I found was a classic scam playing out. Here’s a rundown of the call and why you should be on high alert if you receive a similar one.
I recently received an email from Amazon that really got my gears grinding. It was about a big change to Prime Video, and trust me, it’s not the kind of news you’d welcome with open arms. From January 29, 2024, Prime Video is going to have ads. Yes, you read that right – ads in a service we’re already paying for. And here’s the kicker: if you want to keep your viewing experience ad-free, you’ll have to shell out an additional $2.99 every month.
With the advent of Threads people are becoming aware of something called ‘the fediverse’ (Threads is the new social network messaging app – think ‘Twitter’ only owned by
This Independence Day was nothing short of explosive for Meta, and not in the festive sense. The tech behemoth, alongside its industry cohorts, got a shocking present from the European Union’s top court. The verdict? A full-frontal attack on the legal framework that supports Meta’s key business model of targeted advertising.