Using memes, social media users have become red teams for half-baked AI features

“Running with scissors is a cardio exercise that can increase your heart rate and require concentration and focus,” says Google’s new AI search feature. “Some say it can also improve your pores and give you strength.” Google’s AI feature pulled this response from a website called Little Old Lady Comedy, which, as its name makes … Continue reading Using memes, social media users have become red teams for half-baked AI features

X is hiding likes to encourage ‘edgy’ engagement

Illustration: The Verge In yet another major shift, X, the social platform previously known as Twitter, is taking away the ability to see what posts other users have liked. It’s a change the company’s director of engineering, Haofei Wang, says is meant to protect users’ public image — because “many people feel discouraged” to like … Continue reading X is hiding likes to encourage ‘edgy’ engagement

Bolster, creator of the CheckPhish phishing tracker, raises $14M led by Microsoft’s M12

A dodgy email containing a link that looks “legit” but is actually malicious remains one of the most dangerous, yet successful, tricks in a cyber criminal’s handbook. Now, an AI startup called Bolster that has built a novel approach to tackle that trick has raised $14 million in funding to expand its work, both across … Continue reading Bolster, creator of the CheckPhish phishing tracker, raises $14M led by Microsoft’s M12

Match Group, Meta, Coinbase and more form anti-scam coalition

Scams are all over the internet, and AI is making matters worse (no, Taylor Swift didn't giveaway Le Creuset pans, and Tom Hanks didn't promote a dental plan). Now, companies such as Match Group, Meta and Coinbase are launching Tech Against Scams, a new coalition focused on collaboration to prevent online fraud and financial schemes. … Continue reading Match Group, Meta, Coinbase and more form anti-scam coalition