Consumer & Gadgets

New chatbot goes online to fight image-based abuse

Image-based abuse—when someone takes, shares or threatens to share nude, semi-nude or sexual images or video without consent—has become a growing issue, experienced by 1 in 3 Australians surveyed in 2019.

Internet

Report urges UK government to beef up online safety measure

Proposed British rules aimed at cracking down on harmful online content should be beefed up with tougher measures like making it illegal to send unsolicited graphic images, requiring porn sites to ensure children can't gain ...

Internet

Leaders in Paris call for protecting children online

Internet giants, including social media apps Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, joined several world leaders to issue a global call to better protect children online at a Paris summit on Thursday.

Internet

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees ...

Internet

Facebook oversight board affirms Trump ban—for now

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering further review of the case, in a decision with a potentially far-reaching impact on the regulation of online ...

Machine learning & AI

New AI tool can predict in seconds what a movie will be rated

Movie ratings can determine a movie's appeal to consumers and the size of its potential audience. Thus, they have an impact on a film's bottom line. Typically, humans do the tedious task of manually rating a movie based on ...

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