Cybersecurity Threats Of Generative AI

Since April, Terence Jackson, chief security advisor for Microsoft, warned that the privacy policies of platforms like ChatGPT impose the collection of sensitive user data such as IP address, browser information, and browsing activities, which may be shared with third parties. I didn’t pay attention then due to misrepresentations as to the models being “open”. I …

TikTok Adds Text Posts

With a distinct feel of déjà-vu, comes the next twitter killer or rather x killer thriller. It is definitely an upgrade for TikTok to add more creative features. As a Twitter competitor, however, it may not stand a better chance than Threads due to absence of chronological search. Screen-time and attention are users’ currency, it …

Instagram Not Liable For Embedded Images

It is about time users realize that everything they voluntarily post on public social media automatically comes with a license to embed. If you don’t want people to embed a post, take it down. Once it’s removed from the source, the license to embed is also revoked, the content will automatically disappear from all embeds. …

Google Bard: Data Theft and Human Bot-Slaves

Who knew that to “replace” one human for 5 minutes, AI would need to rob thousands of living humans of their data and IP and force dozens of other humans to produce text or code in matter of minutes. After all, aren’t humans supposed to tremble at the idea that AI can converse, write, and …

Threads Automatically Prefilled With Celebrity and Brand Accounts

The Threads app launched in the UK and US as the latest attempt by Meta to address the fallout from declining social media engagement, but it won’t launch in Europe due to data use restrictions and compliance issues. In the EU for example, Meta is not allowed to mingle user datastreams from Facebook and Instagram …

BRBY Visually Points To Burberry Rather Than Barbie, But Phonetically Seems To Favor American Pronunciation of a Trademark

So here we have a major toy corporation Mattel (MAT.O) suing a luxury clothing brand Burberry (BRBY.L) over a new proposed mark BRBY that allegedly has the potential to create a phonetical confusion with BARBIE. From the outset, BARBIE appears a questionable trademark because it is an ordinary human name. Millions of people could be …

Bill C-18: Compared To The Australian Model

I thought C-18 follows the Australian model, but the more I look at it, the less I know what this bill means for Canadians. I understand that the CRTC (a federal entity) now has a new jurisdiction to make up criteria for provincial businesses and local matters, which appears unconstitutional, or as Facebook has pointed …