Emanuel Maiberg

Emanuel Maiberg

Emanuel Maiberg is interested in little known communities and processes that shape technology, troublemakers, and petty beefs. Email him at emanuel@404media.co
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Reddit’s Goon Cave Community Has Been Banned
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Reddit’s Goon Cave Community Has Been Banned

r/GoonCaves has been banned for violating Reddit’s non-consensual intimate media rules.
Nonconsensual AI Porn Maker Accidentally Leaks His Customers' Emails
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Nonconsensual AI Porn Maker Accidentally Leaks His Customers' Emails

A Patreon account that sold nonconsensual AI-generated porn has exposed a list of customer emails to 404 Media.
How Makers of Nonconsensual AI Porn Make a Living on Patreon
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How Makers of Nonconsensual AI Porn Make a Living on Patreon

Accounts that present as benign on Patreon are advertising thousands of nonconsensual AI porn images on Telegram.
Chinese Mobile Game Asks 70 Year Olds to Use Facial Recognition to Prove They Aren't Children
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Chinese Mobile Game Asks 70 Year Olds to Use Facial Recognition to Prove They Aren't Children

Eggy Party had to explain that it was scanning the faces of older players to prevent minors from bypassing China’s anti-addiction regulations.
Roblox Community Protests ‘Communism’ Update
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Roblox Community Protests ‘Communism’ Update

Welcome to Bloxburg players are holding “Anti Communism” signs and throwing boxes of pizza into the ocean to protest an attempt to create income equality.
Google Delists Sites Providing DIY Hormone Therapy at Behest of UK Government
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Google Delists Sites Providing DIY Hormone Therapy at Behest of UK Government

“In the short term, they will be left with no healthcare at all. However, they will find alternatives, as they always have.”
Pornhub's Biggest Star Is Promoting an AI Nonconsensual 'Nudify' App
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Pornhub's Biggest Star Is Promoting an AI Nonconsensual 'Nudify' App

Sweetie Fox, Pornhub’s top adult content creator, made a sponsored video for a well-known nonconsensual “nudify” app.
Google Updates Ad Policy to Ban All AI-Generated Porn
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Google Updates Ad Policy to Ban All AI-Generated Porn

Google will now ban all ads for “synthetic sexually explicit content,” even if the ad itself is not explicit.
Pokémon Go Players Invent Fake Beaches on Real Maps to Catch Rare Wigletts
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Pokémon Go Players Invent Fake Beaches on Real Maps to Catch Rare Wigletts

Volunteer maintainers of the widely used OpenStreetMap are battling Pokémon Go players who are vandalizing the map with fake data in order to cheat in the game.
Tech Companies Promise to Try to Do Something About All the AI CSAM They’re Enabling
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Tech Companies Promise to Try to Do Something About All the AI CSAM They’re Enabling

The biggest tech companies in the world pledge to do something about the harmful AI images they are actively enabling.
Apple Removes Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps Following 404 Media Investigation
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Apple Removes Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps Following 404 Media Investigation

Apple and Google appear more willing to take action against these apps than they were in the past.
Microsoft Deleted Its LLM Because It Didn’t Get a Safety Test, But Now It’s Everywhere
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Microsoft Deleted Its LLM Because It Didn’t Get a Safety Test, But Now It’s Everywhere

Microsoft deleted its WizardLM 2 LLM because it didn’t go through “toxicity testing,” but it’s already all over the internet.