Behind The Blog
This week, we're looking at OpenAI-adjacent Harry Potter fanfic, Disney's AI generated copyright, and questions about Hugging Face's selectively-enforced terms.
This week, we discuss the bin Laden TikTok controversy, how brand safety shapes the internet, and Instagram's enforcement of its own rules (or lack thereof).
This week, we discuss a groundbreaking investigation into Labcorp labor issues, the role of court records in our reporting, how "brand safety" has doomed the news industry, and the demise of a controversial website.
This week, we discuss why FOIA about surveillance is so important, more misinfo around Israel-Palestine, adblockers, and a controversial livestream.
This week, we discuss what a sci-fi movie from 2014 has to say about our AI debate today, what it's like to blog on an iPad, and the importance of freedom of information laws.
This week, we discuss Jason's entry into journalism via drones and Emanuel and Sam's thoughts on the state of social media and disinformation today.
This week, we discuss the right to view porn without being hassled about "brain impairment" in Texas, lurking in hacking groups, and "dumb" FOIAs.
This week, we discuss AI-generated cartoon terrorism, ticket reseller shenanigans, and a bombshell government report.
This week, we discuss chain smoking through Rome: Total War, the audacity of TikTok doxing accounts using facial recognition, and a big new documentary about aliens on Netflix.
Joseph talks about why he focused on a surveillance vendor's politics, and Emanuel on the fallout from Google surfacing an AI-generated "selfie" of the infamous Tank Man.
How we broke the news of another arrest and indictment of someone involved in a sex trafficking ring, getting inside a situation that's pissed off a lot of game developers, the balance of revealing news and finding narratives, and monumental right-to-repair progress.
This week, we got some good business coaching from an unlikely place, and pulled back the curtain on a 3D modeling company.