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Facebook rolls out tools to stop ‘revenge porn’

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New York, April 6: Facebook has rolled out tools to help people thwart the circulation of their intimate images without consent or ‘revenge porn’ on its platforms including Messenger and photo-sharing service Instagram.

In a press statement issued late on Wednesday, Facebook said these tools were an example of the potential technology has to help keep people safe.

Facebook said that 93 per cent US victims of non-consensual intimate images report significant emotional distress and 82 per cent report significant impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of their life.

If a user notices an intimate image on Facebook that seems to have been shared without permission, he/she can report it by using the “Report” link that appears next to the post.

A Facebook team will then review the image and remove it if it violates Community Standards.

According to the social networking site, in most cases they will also disable the account for sharing intimate images without permission.

It does not stop here. Facebook uses photo-matching technologies to help curb further attempts to share the image on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

“If someone tries to share the image after it’s been reported and removed, we will alert them that it violates our policies and that we have stopped their attempt to share it,” Facebook said.

About four per cent of US Internet users — 10.4 million people — have been victims of revenge porn or threatened with the posting of explicit images, according to a 2016 study by the US Data and Society Research Institute.

According to a report in the Washington Post, Facebook’s policies on ‘revenge porn’ have come into sharp focus after members of the US Marine Corps were found to be sharing nude pictures of female Marines, without permission, in a private Facebook group.

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China shuts down over 3,900 websites in piracy crackdown

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Beijing, Feb 25: China’s copyright watchdog on Sunday said that 3,908 websites have been shut down in a crackdown on copyright infringement in the past five years.

The National Copyright Administration investigated 22,568 piracy cases nationwide and deleted more than 6 million links to pirated publications during the period, reports Xinhua nes agency.

The crackdown has been carried out for 13 consecutive years by the administration in cooperation with other departments, targeting online literature, music, videos, games, animation and software, as well as mobile apps, cloud storage and e-commerce platforms.

Online copyright infringement has been curbed and the public’s awareness of copyright protection has been raised remarkably, said the administration.

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Elon Musk quits OpenAI group to avoid conflict with Tesla

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 San Francisco, Feb 23: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quit the board of OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company he co-founded that aims to promote and develop friendly AI that benefits the humanity.

“Elon Musk will depart the OpenAI Board but will continue to donate and advise the organisation. As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon,” the research group said in a blog post on Thursday, welcoming some new donors.

In 2014, Musk said AI was humanity’s biggest existential threat later adding that the United Nations needed to act to prevent a killer robot arms race.

OpenAI has fast become a significant voice in the global machine learning community.

Its research has been wide-ranging, including teaching computers to control robots with minimal instruction and the creation of AI agents to play popular video game Dota.

OpenAI recently contributed to the “Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence” report, which warned AI was ripe for exploitation by rogue states, criminals and terrorists.

Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts said in the report.

They said that those designing AI systems need to do more to mitigate possible misuse of their technology and that governments must consider new laws to tackle such misuse.

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Airtel offers Rs 2,000 cashback on Motorola, Lenovo 4G device

As part of the offer, Moto C would be available for Rs 3,999, Moto E4 for 6,499 and Lenovo K8 Note for Rs 10,999.

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New Delhi, Feb 23: As part of its “Mera Pehla Smartphone” initiative, Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel announced to offer a cashback of Rs 2,000 on select 4G Motorola and Lenovo smartphones.

Two popular 4G smartphones from Motorola — Moto C, Moto E4 and Lenovo K8 Note are available with the offer.

As part of the offer, Moto C would be available for Rs 3,999, Moto E4 for 6,499 and Lenovo K8 Note for Rs 10,999.

“We look forward to working with Motorola to bring smartphones within the reach of more and more customers,” Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.

“It is a great opportunity for Airtel subscribers to upgrade to 4G and enjoy the meaningful experiences across Motorola & Lenovo smartphones,” added Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India and Lenovo MBG India.

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