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Instagram Advertises Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps
www.404media.co Instagram Advertises Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps

Some of the most harmful applications of AI tools are not hidden on the dark corners of the internet, but are actively promoted to users by social media companies.

Instagram Advertises Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps

Instagram is profiting from several ads that invite people to create nonconsensual nude images with AI image generation apps, once again showing that some of the most harmful applications of AI tools are not hidden on the dark corners of the internet, but are actively promoted to users by social media companies unable or unwilling to enforce their policies about who can buy ads on their platforms.

While parent company Meta’s Ad Library, which archives ads on its platforms, who paid for them, and where and when they were posted, shows that the company has taken down several of these ads previously, many ads that explicitly invited users to create nudes and some ad buyers were up until I reached out to Meta for comment. Some of these ads were for the best known nonconsensual “undress” or “nudify” services on the internet.

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‘I Serve With Some Real Scumbags!’ GOP Rep. Goes SCORCHED EARTH on Far-Right Colleagues, Claims Gaetz ‘Paid Minors To Have Sex With Him At Drug Parties’
www.mediaite.com ‘I Serve With Some Real Scumbags!’ GOP Rep. Goes SCORCHED EARTH on Far-Right Colleagues, Claims Gaetz ‘Paid Minors To Have Sex With Him At Drug Parties’

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) stunned CNN's Dana Bash on State of the Union Sunday with his spicy comments about fellow House members.

‘I Serve With Some Real Scumbags!’ GOP Rep. Goes SCORCHED EARTH on Far-Right Colleagues, Claims Gaetz ‘Paid Minors To Have Sex With Him At Drug Parties’

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) stunned CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the UnionSunday with a scorched earth rant on far-Right House members.

“So, you voted yes on the foreign aid package,” Bash addressed Gonzales. “Do you have confidence that at this point, given that it is still possible that Marjorie Taylor Greene will push to vacate, to kick (Mike Johnson) out of the Speaker’s chair, that he can survive?”

“He will survive,” Gonzales said. “Look, the House is a rough and rowdy place, but Mike Johnson is gonna be just fine.”

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Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits
www.nola.com Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits

A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans

Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits

A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans to remove constraints on employers and reduce aid for injured and unemployed workers.

The House Labor and Industrial Relations panel advanced the child labor legislation, House Bill 156, along with House Bill 119, which would slash the amount of time for which people can collect unemployment aid. A third bill the committee approved, House Bill 529, would change how workers' compensation wages are calculated in ways that could reduce benefits received by some injured laborers.

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Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits
www.nola.com Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits

A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans

Louisiana lawmakers vote to remove lunch breaks for child workers, cut unemployment benefits

A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans to remove constraints on employers and reduce aid for injured and unemployed workers.

The House Labor and Industrial Relations panel advanced the child labor legislation, House Bill 156, along with House Bill 119, which would slash the amount of time for which people can collect unemployment aid. A third bill the committee approved, House Bill 529, would change how workers' compensation wages are calculated in ways that could reduce benefits received by some injured laborers.

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Baldur’s Gate 3's Patch 7 Will Add New Endings
  • I just put my current durge run on hold to finish off a different run, so hopefully when I come back, the patch will be live.

  • Kansas prosecutor who framed innocent man surrenders law license, will soon be disbarred
    kansaspublicradio.org Kansas prosecutor who framed innocent man surrenders law license, will soon be disbarred

    Terra Morehead, who retired as a federal prosecutor last August, has agreed to turn over her law license as part of an agreement with a Kansas disciplinary board. As a Wyandotte County prosecutor in the 1990s, Morehead helped KCKPD Detective Roger Golubski frame an innocent man who spent 23 years in...

    Kansas prosecutor who framed innocent man surrenders law license, will soon be disbarred

    Terra Morehead, a longtime county and federal prosecutor who helped police frame at least one innocent man, has agreed to surrender her law license and faces disbarment.

    Morehead, who became notorious for skirting legal protections for defendants, agreed to surrender her license as part of an agreement with the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys. She is awaiting disbarment from the Kansas Supreme Court, according to court filings.

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    California won't prosecute LAPD officer who shot teenage girl in store's dressing room
    calmatters.org California won't prosecute LAPD officer who shot teenage girl in store's dressing room

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer who accidentally shot and killed a teenager in a store will not face charges from the California Justice Department.

    California won't prosecute LAPD officer who shot teenage girl in store's dressing room

    The California Justice Department announced today that it has found no cause to file chargesagainst a Los Angeles police officer who, while aiming at a suspect, shot and killed a 14-year-old girl hiding in a department store fitting room.

    Fourteen-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta was picking out a quinceanera dress with her mother just before Christmas in 2021. She was shot and killed by a bullet that ricocheted off the floor.

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    Bondi Junction mall attack: 'Obvious' killer targeted women, Sydney police say
    www.bbc.com Bondi Junction mall attack: 'Obvious' killer targeted women, Sydney police say

    Joel Cauchi, 40, fatally stabbed six people in a crowded Sydney shopping centre on Saturday.

    Bondi Junction mall attack: 'Obvious' killer targeted women, Sydney police say

    Joel Cauchi, 40, sent the crowded Westfield Bondi Junction complex into panic on Saturday when he began stabbing people with a long blade.

    Five of the six people who died were women. Several others, including a baby girl, were injured.

    The New South Wales police commissioner told Australia's ABC News that it was "obvious" Mr Cauchi focused on women.

    The only man killed in the attack was security guard Faraz Tahir, 30, who tried to intervene.

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    The Attacks on HBCUs Extend Beyond Tennessee

    We know Republicans hate diversity. We see attacks on everything from voting rights to DEI initiatives to teaching accurate American history in schools. Education is, of course, a favorite target for the GOP. In the state of Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee just dissolved the board at the state’s only HBCU, Tennessee State University. The narrative Lee and his fellow Republicans are pushing is that TSU has been suffering from major financial mismanagement. Their only solution is to replace the board of trustees of the state’s  only public historically Black college. However, there claims are not accurate.

    A recent audit revealed that NO fraud or malfeasance occurred under the school’s leadership. In actuality, the school has been criminally underfunded for decades. According to the Biden-Harris administration, TSU has been underfunded by about $2 billion, the largest amount of any HBCU. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement, “Unacceptable funding inequities have forced many of our nation’s distinguished historically Black colleges and universities to operate with inadequate resources and delay critical investments in everything from campus infrastructure to research and development to student support services.”

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    Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is "underperforming", says industry analyst
  • I’d have played it day one had it come out on PC. They’re the ones deciding to cripple sales.

    Since I’ve got to wait at least a year - possibly two if they decide to do a timed Epic exclusivity - there’s no way I’m paying full price and will wait for a sale once it’s on Steam.

  • After Dobbs, twice as many women sought tubal ligation than men turned to vasectomies
    www.salon.com After Dobbs, twice as many women sought tubal ligation than men turned to vasectomies

    A new study shows that despite an increase in vasectomies, women still carry burden of permanent contraceptives

    After Dobbs, twice as many women sought tubal ligation than men turned to vasectomies

    Published today in a JAMA Health Forum research letter, policy researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and Boston University show how the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling affected preferences for permanent contraception among males and females between the ages of 18 to 30. It’s the first study to assess how the Dobbs ruling affected both females and male interest in permanent contraception procedures. What the researchers found was that despite all the attention on male vasectomies post-Dobbs, the rise in tubal sterilizations among females was twice as high as the increase among vasectomies in males.

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    Japanese indie dev tells randoms begging for keys and offering exposure to 'buy it, you piece of garbage'

    In a recent FAQ spotted by Automaton, Housenka responded to a hypothetical of "I'll promote you, give me a Steam key" with a delightfully blunt: "Buy it, you piece of garbage." Or, as Automaton translates it from the original Japanese, "Buy the game, you piece of sh\*t." I can't decide which I like better, honestly. The full FAQ is worth a read, if only for Housenka's sense of humour and an insight into the absurd questions independent devs get asked these days.

    "Make this character's ass and thighs thicker," another frequent-question-asker demands, to which Housenka responds: "Accept her as she is." When asked by a phantom answer if the game will add sex, Housenka also proceeds to provide a link to DLsite, an online store that sells doujinshi—self-published manga comics that are often (though not always) pornographic in nature. "No sex. Please visit DLsite for that."

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    Dallas anesthesiologist Raynaldo Ortiz found guilty on all counts
    www.cbsnews.com Dallas anesthesiologist Raynaldo Ortiz found guilty on all counts

    Ortiz was convicted of 10 federal charges relating to tampering with IV bags at a Dallas surgery center.

    Dallas anesthesiologist Raynaldo Ortiz found guilty on all counts

    A federal jury has convicted Dr. Raynaldo Ortiz on all 10 counts he faces connected to tampering with IV bags.

    Ortiz was an anesthesiologist at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas in the summer of 2022; His actions caused surgery patients to have medical emergencies.

    Ortiz is also tied to the death of a fellow anesthesiologist, Dr. Melanie Kaspar. She died after administering an IV bag to herself after feeling sick. The bag was also allegedly tainted by Ortiz, but prosecutors did not charge Ortiz in Kaspar's death.

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    Former Blizzard President Thinks Tipping Game Creators Is Great Idea

    By now, everyone in the world knows that American tipping culture is getting out of hand. That doesn't mean you can't introduce another way of "supporting" creators. Mike Ybarra, the former president of Blizzard, shared his desire to tip developers of especially enjoyable games.

    "When I beat a game, there are some that just leave me in awe of how amazing the experience was. At the end of the game, I've often thought 'I wish I could give these folks another $10 or $20 because it was worth more than my initial $70 and they didn't try to nickel and dime me every second.'"

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    Adobe’s ‘Ethical’ Firefly AI Was Trained on Midjourney Images
    www.bloomberg.com Adobe’s ‘Ethical’ Firefly AI Was Trained on Midjourney Images

    Company promotes its tool as safe from content scraped from the internet.

    Adobe’s ‘Ethical’ Firefly AI Was Trained on Midjourney Images

    When Adobe Inc. released its Firefly image-generating software last year, the company said the artificial intelligence model was trained mainly on Adobe Stock, its database of hundreds of millions of licensed images. Firefly, Adobe said, was a “commercially safe” alternative to competitors like Midjourney, which learned by scraping pictures from across the internet.

    But behind the scenes, Adobe also was relying in part on AI-generated content to train Firefly, including from those same AI rivals. In numerous presentations and public postsabout how Firefly is safer than the competition due to its training data, Adobe never made clear that its model actually used images from some of these same competitors.

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    Original Fallout lead Tim Cain loves the new show, but remains baffled by how 'destructive' fans can act toward 'people who are trying to create things'
    www.pcgamer.com Original Fallout lead Tim Cain loves the new show, but remains baffled by how 'destructive' fans can act toward 'people who are trying to create things'

    "I was just looking at all the props. I realized after a few minutes went by that I had not followed the dialogue at all, because I was so engrossed by it visually."

    Original Fallout lead Tim Cain loves the new show, but remains baffled by how 'destructive' fans can act toward 'people who are trying to create things'

    Cain appreciated the performances and storytelling, but singled out how the show nailed the Fallout "vibe" as its biggest achievement. "I was just looking at all the props," he said of one scene. "I realized after a few minutes went by that I had not followed the dialogue at all, because I was so engrossed by it visually."

    On a more sour note, Cain took time to address the way fans of the series can behave poorly online, particularly regarding any perceived rivalry between Fallout entries developed by Bethesda (3, 4, and 76), and those from Interplay, Black Isle, and Obsidian (1, 2, and New Vegas). Cain spoke positively of Todd Howard, and said that "Some of the stuff you \[series fans] say online is so off." See also: the debate about whether the show somehow overrode or ignored the events of those non-Bethesda games, which has since been denied by a senior developer at the studio.

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    Baldur’s Gate 3 Becomes First Game To Win Every Major GOTY Award
  • It’s a completely deserved win. It’s one of those games that I want to start playing again before I even finish a play through.

  • OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76
    www.13abc.com OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

    Live TV coverage of his arrest after a famous slow-speed chase marked a stunning fall from grace for the sports hero.

    OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76.

    Simpson’s attorney confirmed to TMZ he died Wednesday night in Las Vegas. A message posted Thursday on Simpson’s official X account — formerly Twitter — said he died after battling cancer.

    “He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren,” the statement said.

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    Hormel settles pork price-fixing lawsuits for $11 million
    www.startribune.com Hormel settles pork price-fixing lawsuits for $11 million

    The deals end three class-action lawsuits brought by restaurants, wholesalers and consumers.

    Hormel settles pork price-fixing lawsuits for $11 million

    Hormel Foods will pay more than $11 million to settle class-action lawsuits alleging the company worked with other pork producers to illegally fix prices and overcharge customers, according to court records.

    The proposed settlements, filed in federal court in Minneapolis last week, will see the Austin, Minn.-based food company end the litigation without admitting fault.

    Hormel will pay $2.4 million to institutional customers like restaurants and delis; $4.8 million to wholesalers and other direct purchasers; and $4.4 million to consumers, if a federal judge approves the agreements.

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    Mother who pushed kids from moving car, killed partner was astrology influencer disturbed by eclipse
  • I didn’t include it because it wasn’t in the first three paragraphs. My excerpt is literally the beginning of the article.

  • Elon Musk accused of profiting from tragedy as study finds X rewards hate targeting Israel-Gaza war | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com Elon Musk accused of profiting from tragedy as study finds X rewards hate targeting Israel-Gaza war | TechCrunch

    After defeating Musk's attempt to silence it in court, anti-hate research org Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is back with new research on X.

    The CCDH studied the growth rates of 10 influential accounts that pay for X Premium and have posted anti-Jewish and/or anti-Muslim hate speech since October 7, 2023, when Hamas’ attack on Israel sparked the Israel-Gaza conflict. Some of these accounts had previously posted conspiracy theory content related to COVID-19, per the report.

    The 10 accounts tracked for the study (titled “Hate pays: How X accounts are exploiting the Israel-Gaza conflict to grow and profit”) are: Jackson Hinkle, Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis, Censored Men, Jake Shields, Dr. Eli David, Radio Genoa, Ryan Dawson, Keith Woods, Way of the World, and Sam Parker.

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    Mother who pushed kids from moving car, killed partner was astrology influencer disturbed by eclipse
  • …yeah, I don’t have words for this one past “wtf?!”

  • Mother who pushed kids from moving car, killed partner was astrology influencer disturbed by eclipse
    www.latimes.com Mother who pushed kids from moving car, killed partner was astrology influencer disturbed by eclipse

    Danielle Johnson, the mother who killed her husband and pushed her child out of a moving car on the 405 freeway was an astrology influencer who posted about being afraid of the total solar eclipse on Monday.

    Mother who pushed kids from moving car, killed partner was astrology influencer disturbed by eclipse

    Danielle Johnson was worried about the eclipse.

    The astrology influencer and “divine healer” who went by the name Danielle Ayoka online called the upcoming astronomical event “the epitome of spiritual warfare” and told people they needed to “pick a side,” in posts on X on April 4.

    Less than three days later, in the early morning before the partial solar eclipse, Johnson left a trail of tragedy in her wake: her partner stabbed to death in the kitchen of the family apartment in Woodland Hills, her 8-month-old baby dead after being pushed from Johnson’s moving Porsche Cayenne on the 405, and Johnson herself dead after crashing her car on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

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    Speed of AI development is outpacing risk assessment
    arstechnica.com Speed of AI development is outpacing risk assessment

    Traditional methods of evaluating accuracy and safety are flawed.

    Speed of AI development is outpacing risk assessment

    The increasing power of the latest artificial intelligence systems is stretching traditional evaluation methods to breaking point, posing a challenge to businesses and public bodies over how best to work with the fast-evolving technology.

    Flaws in the evaluation criteria commonly used to gauge performance, accuracy and safety are being exposed as more models come to market, according to people who build, test and invest in AI tools. The traditional tools are easy to manipulate and too narrow for the complexity of the latest models, they said.

    The accelerating technology race sparked by the 2022 release of OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT and fed by tens of billions of dollars from venture capitalists and big tech companies, such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon, has obliterated many older yardsticks for assessing AI’s progress.

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    Musk Admits He Doesn't Fact-Check Himself and Has Two Burner Accounts on Twitter
  • It’s a problem when it’s defaming someone.

  • Consumer Reports urges USDA to remove Lunchables From National School Lunch Program
    advocacy.consumerreports.org Consumer Reports urges USDA to remove Lunchables From National School Lunch Program

    CR tests find Lunchables and similar lunch kits contain relatively high levels of lead, cadmium and sodium; all but one contain harmful phthalates  WASHINGTON, D.C.…

    Consumer Reports urges USDA to remove Lunchables From National School Lunch Program

    Consumer Reports called on the Department of Agriculture today to remove Lunchables food kits from the National School Lunch Program. CR recently compared the nutritional profiles of two Lunchable kits served in schools and found they have even higher levels of sodium than the kits consumers can buy in the store. CR also tested 12 store-bought versions of Lunchables and similar kits and found several contained relatively high levels of lead and cadmium. All but one also tested positive for phthalates, chemicals found in plastic that have been linked to reproductive problems, diabetes, and certain cancers.

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    Roleplaying evil characters
  • I love BG3, but I’m doing a durge run for the first time and have been really disappointed in the evil option. Like, it wants you to be a crazy, egotistical murder hobo. The dialogue options with your party are so over the top I never choose them, because my character is more of the DL serial killer than murder hobo. There’s zero subtlety if you go down the murder route.

  • Elon Musk just gave another Mars speech—this time the vision seems tangible
  • Y’all gotta stop listening to Elon Musk without the world’s largest block of salt.

  • How Hidden Nazi Symbols Were the Tip of a Toxic Iceberg at Life Is Strange Developer Deck Nine - IGN
  • You step on people you see as beneath you, and suck up to those you see as having power.

  • TSMC “still assessing” chipmaking facilities after 7.4-magnitude quake hits Taiwan
  • Not earthquakes this big. There hasn’t been one this size there in 25 years.

  • Court Bans Use of 'AI-Enhanced' Video Evidence Because That's Not How AI Works
  • Yes. When people were in full conspiracy mode on Twitter over Kate Middleton, someone took that grainy pic of her in a car and used AI to “enhance it,” to declare it wasn’t her because her mole was gone. It got so much traction people thought the ai fixed up pic WAS her.

  • Amazon Ditches 'Just Walk Out' Checkouts at Its Grocery Stores
  • I scroll through to see if things have been posted before. If I don’t see it, I assume it hasn’t. And I use a client so I don’t see if there are cross posts because it doesn’t display them.

  • Amazon Ditches 'Just Walk Out' Checkouts at Its Grocery Stores
  • ?? I didn’t post this anywhere else? Or even see it anywhere else?

  • All three of John Fetterman’s top communications staffers have resigned in the last month
  • How does that change what he did? Or how he’s acting NOW?

    Oh yeah, it doesn’t.

  • All three of John Fetterman’s top communications staffers have resigned in the last month
  • He held an innocent man basically hostage with a shotgun. Folks love making excuses to handwave racism and now are shocked that Fetterman is what he is now.

    If only there was this much sympathy for the man he pulled a gun on.

  • Stopthatgirl7 Stopthatgirl7 @lemmy.world

    Hey, y’all! Just another random, loudmouthed, opinionated, Southern-fried nerdy American living abroad.

    This is my lemmy account because I got sick of how unstable kbin dot social was.

    Mastodon: @stopthatgirl7

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