Behind the Blog: Finding Meds and Hiding 'Likes'
Behind The Blog

Behind the Blog: Finding Meds and Hiding 'Likes'

This is Behind the Blog, where we share our behind-the-scenes thoughts about how a few of our top stories of the week came together. This week, we discuss getting people to talk to us, and collapsing civilizations on the internet.
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AI Images in Google Search Results Have Opened a Portal to Hell
News

AI Images in Google Search Results Have Opened a Portal to Hell

Google image search results are turning up AI-generated images of celebrities and leading users to sites that host AI-generated nudes celebrities made to look like children.
Behind the Blog: Finding Meds and Hiding 'Likes'
Behind The Blog

Behind the Blog: Finding Meds and Hiding 'Likes'

This is Behind the Blog, where we share our behind-the-scenes thoughts about how a few of our top stories of the week came together. This week, we discuss getting people to talk to us, and collapsing civilizations on the internet.
GOP Candidate Claims Incest Arrangement Audio Is a ‘Deepfake’ Meant to Smear Him
Deepfakes

GOP Candidate Claims Incest Arrangement Audio Is a ‘Deepfake’ Meant to Smear Him

John Lee, a Trump-endorsed candidate for Congress, is suing his former opponent for defamation.
‘Remote’ Amazonian Tribes Have Been Using the Internet for a Long Time
Amazon Rainforest

‘Remote’ Amazonian Tribes Have Been Using the Internet for a Long Time

The Marubo people written about by the New York Times have been using the internet—and grappling with its implications—long before Starlink came to their village.
Cops Released a Car’s Travel History to a Total Stranger
FOIA

Cops Released a Car’s Travel History to a Total Stranger

In a rare instance of too much transparency, an Ohio police department released the precise movements of a particular vehicle in response to a public records request, showing just how invasive license plate reading technology can be.
Instagram Experiments With Injecting Pop Up Ads Into Your Friends’ Stories
Instagram

Instagram Experiments With Injecting Pop Up Ads Into Your Friends’ Stories

Ads for a game called "Super Rumble" are popping up into Instagram users' stories as Meta experiments with more invasive types of ads.
A Question About Disputed South China Sea Sends Perplexity AI Into a Sanitized Infinite Loop
Perplexity

A Question About Disputed South China Sea Sends Perplexity AI Into a Sanitized Infinite Loop

The answer shows a conversation between a "human" and an "AI" about the proper way to answer a sensitive question.
Podcast: Hacking the Adderall Shortage
Podcast

Podcast: Hacking the Adderall Shortage

People in the U.S. are outsourcing the hunt for Adderall to people in the Philippines; an Apple AirTag stalking case; and the Gateway Pundit's (alleged) bankruptcy.
Hacker Accesses Internal ‘Tile’ Tool That Provides Location Data to Cops
News

Hacker Accesses Internal ‘Tile’ Tool That Provides Location Data to Cops

A hacker broke into systems used by Tile, the tracking company, then stole a wealth of customer data and had access to internal company tools.
Elon Musk Tweeted a Thing
Elon Musk

Elon Musk Tweeted a Thing

Dozens of human journalists are writing the same blog to appease a search algorithm that wants to automate their jobs out of existence.
Hackers Target AI Users With Malicious Stable Diffusion Tool on GitHub to Protest 'Art Theft'
News

Hackers Target AI Users With Malicious Stable Diffusion Tool on GitHub to Protest 'Art Theft'

An extension for a popular Stable Diffusion graphical user interface on Github appears to have been stealing users’ login credentials.
Microsoft QA Contractors Say They Were Laid Off for Attempting to Unionize
Microsoft

Microsoft QA Contractors Say They Were Laid Off for Attempting to Unionize

Microsoft, which subcontracts the quality assurance provider, has a standing labor neutrality agreement with the Communications Workers of America.