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Elon Musk may restore Alex Jones account on X.
Clare Duffy, CNN

Elon Musk signals he will restore the X account of notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Elon Musk signaled Saturday that he would restore the account of right-wing extremist Alex Jones on X, formerly known as Twitter, reversing a 2018 decision by the company’s previous management to deplatform the notorious conspiracy theorist after he repeatedly broke rules prohibiting harassment and hate.
21 hours ago
File - The OpenAI logo appears on a mobile phone in front of a screen showing part of the company w...

Europe’s world-leading artificial intelligence rules are facing a do-or-die moment

Hailed as a world first, European Union artificial intelligence rules are facing a make-or-break moment as negotiators try to hammer out the final details this week — talks complicated by the sudden rise of generative AI that produces human-like work.
6 days ago
Meta has been collecting the personal information of children without their parents’ consent.
Eva Rothenberg, CNN

Meta collected children’s data from Instagram accounts, unsealed court document alleges

Since at least 2019, Meta has knowingly refused to shut down the majority of accounts belonging to children under the age of 13 while collecting their personal information without their parents’ consent.
14 days ago
FILE - Text from the ChatGPT page of the OpenAI website is shown in this photo, in New York, Feb. 2...

Corporate, global leaders peer into a future expected to be reshaped by AI, for better or worse

President Joe Biden and other global leaders have spent the past few days melding minds with Silicon Valley titans about AI in San Francisco.
23 days ago
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during an event about high-speed internet infrastructure in the E...
MATT BROWN Associated Press

FCC adopts rules to eliminate ‘digital discrimination’ for communities with poor internet access

The Federal Communications Commission has enacted new rules intended to eliminate discrimination in access to internet services, a move which regulators are calling the first major U.S. digital civil rights policy.
25 days ago
Phone with Instagram logo...
Associated Press

Former Meta engineering leader to testify before Congress on Instagram’s harms to teens

On the same day whistleblower Frances Haugen was testifying before Congress about the harms of Facebook and Instagram to children in the fall of 2021, Arturo Bejar, then a contractor at the social media giant, sent an alarming email to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the same topic.
1 month ago
FILE (Image by Welcome to All ! ツ from Pixabay)...
Tamara Vaifanua

Tips for protecting your identity online

You may not think twice about sharing intimate details about your life on social media, but experts say your personal info could be at risk.
1 month ago
images created by artificial intelligence behind a cell phone...
Associated Press

AI-generated child sexual abuse images could flood the internet. A watchdog is calling for action

The already-alarming proliferation of child sexual abuse images on the internet could become much worse if something is not done to put controls on artificial intelligence tools that generate deepfake photos, according to a new report.
2 months ago
Many underage kids shared their name, location and schedule on the popular online platform Twitch, ...
Madeline Holcombe, CNN

About half of children share their location on Twitch, research shows

Joining the interactive platform can help create feelings of community, but streamers age 13 and younger often share information that can put them at risk for exploitation with viewers all around the world.
2 months ago
FILE - The White House, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Cred...
Mark Sherman, Associated Press

The Supreme Court allows the White House to continue work to combat controversial social media posts

The Supreme Court says it will indefinitely block a lower court order curbing Biden administration efforts to combat controversial social media posts on topics including COVID-19 and election security.
2 months ago
FILE - This combination of photos shows logos of Twitter, top left; Snapchat, top right; Facebook, ...
Sanjay Gupta, CNN

Surgeon General warns of impact social media has on mental health of teens, young adults

The U.S. Surgeon General is once again warning of the impacts of social media on mental health, especially among teens and young adults.
2 months ago
The Utah Department of Commerce announced a proposed set of rules for social media companies when m...
Mary Culbertson and Shelby Lofton, KSL TV

New social media rules proposed for minors in Utah

The state of Utah announces a set of rules for social media companies and enrollment of minors. The rules are scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2024.
2 months ago
Attorney General Sean Reyes...
Eliza Pace

Utah sues TikTok, alleges harms to teens

The state of Utah filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against social media giant TikTok, alleging harm to the app's teenage users.
2 months ago
Barbieland neighborhood in Daybreak...
Brianna Chavez

Daybreak residents turn their street into ‘Barbieland’ for Halloween

It's no secret Utahns go all out for Halloween. A group of neighbors in South Jordan are opting for the traditional haunted house and choosing the Barbie Dream House instead.
2 months ago
Influencers influence on men...
Matt Gephardt

Influencers are influencing men the most to spend on beauty products and supplies

The marketing world has been taken over by influencers. Companies pay them to post about their products on social media – sometimes handsomely.
3 months ago
Lyft launched a new feature that matches women and non-binary drivers with drivers of the same gend...
Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business

Lyft’s new feature lets women and non-binary riders request their driver’s gender

Lyft is introducing a new feature that lets women and non-binary riders choose a preference to match with drivers of the same gender.
3 months ago
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo, on Sept. 28, 2020. News outlets are warning of a deadl...
Haleuya Hadero, AP Business Writer

TikTok Shop launches in the U.S. as the company bets big on e-commerce

After months of testing, TikTok is fully launching its e-commerce product in the U.S., in an effort to translate the app’s cultural relevance among young consumers to sales.
3 months ago
FILE - A Transportation Security Administration agent signals for the next airline passenger in lin...
Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.
4 months ago
Eric Rea, CEO, listens to John Warnock, Adobe founder, during the Silicon Slopes Tech Su...
Matt Brooks, and Shelby Lofton, KSL TV

Adobe co-founder, U alum, John Warnock dies at 82

Adobe co-founder and University of Utah alumni John Warnock died on Saturday at age 82, Adobe confirmed in a statement Sunday.
4 months ago
FILE - Twitter, now X. Corp, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses before his talks with French President E...
Associated Press

Elon Musk says he may need surgery before proposed ‘cage match’ with Mark Zuckerberg

Elon Musk says he may need to get surgery before a proposed “cage match” with Mark Zuckerberg.
4 months ago
FILE - A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 24, 201...
Jennifer Korn, CNN

Google moves forward with plan to delete inactive accounts

Google is moving ahead with its plan to delete accounts that have been inactive for at least two years.
4 months ago
FILE - This combo of file images shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Tesla and SpaceX CEO...
Associated Press

Musk says his cage fight with Zuckerberg will be streamed on X

Elon Musk says his potential in-person fight with Mark Zuckerberg would be streamed live on his social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.
4 months ago
Union Square crowd...
Zoe Sottile and Mark Morales, CNN

Twitch streamer charged with inciting a riot after giveaway draws huge crowds to Union Square in New York City

Social media influencer Kai Cenat has been charged with inciting a riot and unlawful assembly after thousands-strong crowds gathered in Union Square in New York City for a giveaway, leaving dozens of people arrested and several police officers injured.
4 months ago
A clip from the state's new ads on dangers of social media....
Tamara Vaifanua

State leaders launch media campaign on the dangers of social media

State leaders launched a new campaign Tuesday aimed at unmasking the dangers of social media.
4 months ago

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