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Police in South Korea Want People to Put Stickers on Their Phones to Curb Spycam Porn Police in South Korea Want People to Put Stickers on Their Phones to Curb Spycam Porn

Thousands of women in South Korea have protested spycam porn in the region—in which obscured cameras are installed to nonconsensually record women in intimate places—and now police are asking people to put camera protectors on their phones.

UK Supermarkets Will Test Using Facial Recognition to Verify Alcohol Buyers’ Age, Report Claims UK Supermarkets Will Test Using Facial Recognition to Verify Alcohol Buyers’ Age, Report Claims

Select self-service checkouts at supermarkets in the UK will “very soon” be equipped with cameras and facial recognition software, according to the Telegraph. They’ll reportedly use tech from British startup Yoti to determine if a shopper is old enough to buy alcohol and cigarettes without forcing them to “register…

Spotify’s Spooky Haunted Doll Ad Too Creepy for Kids, British Watchdog Rules

The UK’s advertising watchdog chastised Spotify today for releasing an “unduly distressing” ad that, it argues, improperly targeted children. The ad shows young people listening to Camila Cabello’s song “Havana,” which in turn wakes up some scary looking dolls that go on to terrorize them.

How Archivists Could Stop Deepfakes From Rewriting History How Archivists Could Stop Deepfakes From Rewriting History

History is rife with fakes. In 1983, the German magazine Stern announced that it had acquired previously undocumented diaries written by Hitler, a find British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper initially heralded as “an archive of great historical significance.” In reality, however, an illustrator named Konrad Kujau had…

Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China's National Anthem  Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China's National Anthem 

Yang Kaili, a young internet star in China, was detained for five days for singing the country’s national anthem in a non-serious manner during a livestream. On October 7, clad in a fuzzy antler headband, Yang waved her hands around as she sang the national anthem for about 10 seconds.

Facebook Bans Military-Linked Pages That Stoked Genocide in Myanmar: Report Facebook Bans Military-Linked Pages That Stoked Genocide in Myanmar: Report

For years, Facebook has served as a catalyst for violence against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya population and the company has failed to effectively moderate hateful content inciting such brutality. On Monday, a report from the New York Times found that over the last several years, military officials in the region have…

Don't Fall for This New Email Scam Threatening to Expose Your Porn Habits Don't Fall for This New Email Scam Threatening to Expose Your Porn Habits

If you received an email from “hackers” claiming they recorded you watching porn and will send all your data to your loved ones if you don’t promptly pay up, take a beat. It’s probably a scam.

Fyre Festival Organizer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison  Fyre Festival Organizer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison 

Billy McFarland, the organizer of the spectacular clusterfuck that was Fyre Festival, was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for fraud. “Let’s just do it and be legends, man,” a marketing executive for the festival reportedly said as the event’s imminent catastrophe became increasingly evident. His reported…

London Police Tell Women Not to Use Headphones Following a String of Sexual Assaults London Police Tell Women Not to Use Headphones Following a String of Sexual Assaults

After 10 women were assaulted in northwest London over the past nine months, local police are now urging women to not use headphones when they’re out walking alone.

You Can Now Turn on Better Two-Factor Authentication on Instagram—and You Should You Can Now Turn on Better Two-Factor Authentication on Instagram—and You Should

Two-factor authentication is a simple and crucial step toward preventing someone from hacking into your account, and Instagram just updated this key security feature for all users.

Instagram Will Use Machine Learning to Help Tackle Cyberbullying Instagram Will Use Machine Learning to Help Tackle Cyberbullying

As hundreds of millions of people flood social networks, tech companies are struggling to weed out harassment on their platforms—and so they’re turning to machines for help. On Tuesday, Instagram announced it was doing just that.

Apple Again Denies Chinese Spy Chip Story, This Time to Congress Apple Again Denies Chinese Spy Chip Story, This Time to Congress

Last week, a report from Bloomberg made some wildly egregious allegations about Apple and Amazon, claiming they were among a number of victims of a Chinese surveillance operation. Both tech companies quickly and fiercely refuted the claims in the report, and now yet another strongly-worded denial is available to read…

Detained Interpol Chief's Last Message to His Wife Was a Knife Emoji Detained Interpol Chief's Last Message to His Wife Was a Knife Emoji

Now-former Interpol head Meng Hongwei was reported missing by his wife, Grace, last week, claiming she hadn’t heard from her husband in 10 days while he was visiting China, according to the French Interior Ministry. On Sunday, Grace told reporters at a press conference in Lyon that the last message she received from…

Houston Votes to Ban Businesses From Letting People Fuck Humanlike Devices In-Store  Houston Votes to Ban Businesses From Letting People Fuck Humanlike Devices In-Store 

A Toronto-based “adult love dolls rent before you buy service” intended to open up what’s been called a “sex robot brothel” in Houston, Texas, but the city council just unanimously voted on a new regulation that throws a wrench into those plans.

Facebook Glitch Stopped Some Users With Lots of Posts From Deleting Their Accounts Facebook Glitch Stopped Some Users With Lots of Posts From Deleting Their Accounts

For some Facebook users who posted a lot but decided they wanted to post no more, it appears a glitch prevented them from freeing themselves from the platform. According to a new report, there was a bug that inhibited users who had “a large number of posts” from deleting their Facebook accounts.

Stripe Freezes Gab's Account for NSFW Content, Shining a Light on a Problematic Policy Stripe Freezes Gab's Account for NSFW Content, Shining a Light on a Problematic Policy

Social network Gab, a haven for toxic alt-right personalities banned from more mainstream platforms, has had its Stripe account frozen due to adult content on the platform. But even if you cheer Gab’s problems, Stripe is no hero.

New Lawsuit Claims Facebook Enabled Human Trafficking On Its Platform  New Lawsuit Claims Facebook Enabled Human Trafficking On Its Platform 

A woman filed a lawsuit this week against a number of companies, alleging they helped enable the sexual exploitation of minors. The companies listed in the complaint include the now-defunct Backpage, a hotel chain, and Facebook.

Silicon Valley Billionaire's Effort to Keep Surfers Off Beach Is a Total Wipeout Silicon Valley Billionaire's Effort to Keep Surfers Off Beach Is a Total Wipeout

Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla really wants to keep the public off of his stretch of the coastline—so much so, that he petitioned to have his case heard by the nation’s highest court. On Monday, however, the Supreme Court decided that it won’t hear the Silicon Valley billionaire’s appeal.

Indonesia's Tsunami-Detection Buoys Haven't Worked In Years  Indonesia's Tsunami-Detection Buoys Haven't Worked In Years 

After an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia on Friday left more than 800 people dead, a spokesperson for the nation’s board of national disaster affairs revealed that a critical part of its warning and detection system hasn’t been working for years.

Vietnam Convicts Second Person This Week for Anti-Government Facebook Posts  Vietnam Convicts Second Person This Week for Anti-Government Facebook Posts 

On Thursday, police in Vietnam reported that a court had jailed a 40-year-old man for two and a half years due to the comments included in his Facebook posts. This is the second Facebook-related imprisonment in the country in the past week.

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