🚓 FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Said to Be Arrested in the Bahamas.
Plus: The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me-without my consent, The Eureka Theory of History Is Wrong, and more…
FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Said to Be Arrested in the Bahamas. Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday after U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges. (David Yaffe-Bellany / The New York Times)
The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me-without my consent. Lensa's fetish for Asian women is so strong that I got female nudes and sexualized poses even when I directed the app to generate avatars of me as a male. The fact that my results are so hypersexualized isn't surprising, says Aylin Caliskan, an… (Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review)
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The Eureka Theory of History Is Wrong. If you were, for whatever macabre reason, seeking the most catastrophic moment in the history of humankind, you might well settle on this: About 10,000 years ago, as people first began to domesticate animals and farm the land in Mesopotamia, India… (Derek Thompson / The Atlantic)
China bans AI-generated media without watermarks. China's Cyberspace Administration recently issued regulations prohibiting the creation of AI-generated media without clear labels, such as watermarks—among other policies— reports The Register. The new rules come as part of China's… (Benj Edwards / Ars Technica)
Xnspy stalkerware spied on thousands of iPhones and Android devices. A little-known phone monitoring app called Xnspy has stolen data from tens of thousands of iPhones and Android devices, the majority whose owners are unaware that their data has been compromised. Xnspy is one of many so-called stalkerware apps sold… (Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch)
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