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What could possibly go wrong: Amazon software spying on Londoners

Matt Burgess reporting for Wired:

“Thousands of people catching trains in the United Kingdom likely had their faces scanned by Amazon software as part of widespread artificial intelligence trials, new documents reveal. The image recognition system was used to predict travelers’ age, gender, and potential emotions—with the suggestion that the data could be used in advertising systems in the future.”

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The New Normal of Worse-than-Bad Search Results

“In February 2024, we published an article warning readers not to trust product recommendations from well-known newspapers and magazines ranking at the top of Google search results.”
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“I’ll take you through the tactics big media publishers use to outrank independent sites online. I’ll also cover what Google has done since we published our exposé and what they’ve announced they’re going to do.
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Adobe gets slap in the face from Ansel Adams Estate over AI, copyright and enshittification.

MATT GROWCOOT reporting for PetaPixel:

“Adobe Stock has removed a collection of AI-generated images in the style of Ansel Adams’ landscape photography after the late photographer’s estate slammed Adobe for its conduct.”

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“We invite you to become proactive about complaints like ours and stop putting the onus on individual artists/artists’ estates to continuously police our IP on your platform, on your terms,” Adams’ Threads account writes.

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This dino should roll over and die.

 
Google is moving up on the enshittification scale.

Big media publishers are inundating the web with subpar product recommendations you can’t trust

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“Savvy SEOs at big media publishers (or third-party vendors hired by them) realized that they could create pages for ‘best of’ product recommendations without the need to invest any time or effort in actually testing and reviewing the products first.”

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