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TikTok star’s ‘random acts of kindness’ struck: ‘dehumanizing’ clickbait

A popular TikToker has been criticized for filming himself performing “random acts of kindness” – which one woman said made her feel “dehumanized”. Harrison Pawluk, 22, is known online for sharing videos of themselves hand out flowers or stuffed animals for free and surprise people by paying for their groceries. In his videos, which get …

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TikTok star’s ‘random acts of kindness’ slammed: ‘dehumanizing’ clickbait

A popular TikToker has been criticized for filming himself performing “random acts of kindness” – which one woman said made her feel “dehumanized”. Harrison Pawluk, 22, is known online for sharing videos of themselves hand out flowers or stuffed animals for free and surprise people by paying for their groceries. In his videos, which get …

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Meta, Wikipedia want to fight disinformation with new AI tool Sphere

Facebook says it wants to help solve the disinformation circulating rampantly across the internet — a problem it may have helped create in the first place. Facebook parent Meta announced a new AI-powered tool on Monday called Sphere. It is intended to detect and address misinformation, or “fake news“, on the Internet. Meta claims it …

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Meta, Wikipedia want to fight disinformation with new AI tool Sphere

Facebook says it wants to help solve the disinformation circulating rampantly across the internet — a problem it may have helped create in the first place. Facebook parent Meta announced a new AI-powered tool on Monday called Sphere. It is intended to detect and address misinformation, or “fake news“, on the Internet. Meta claims it …

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Shanghai fears new lockdown as millions test for Covid amid blistering heat

CNN † Millions of Shanghai residents braved sweltering heat on Tuesday to wait in line for mandatory Covid testing as the growing number of cases and the emergence of a highly contagious Omicron subvariant fueled new fears of a return to mass lockdown. Shanghai authorities have ordered the majority of the city’s 16 districts to …

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British Army’s Twitter and YouTube Accounts Hacked to Promote Crypto Scams

A screenshot of the British Army’s Twitter profile when it was hacked, via Wayback Machine. The profile and banner images have been changed to resemble a non-replaceable token collection called ‘The Possessed’. A hacker has compromised the British military’s social media accounts to push people into cryptocurrency scams. The army Twitter and YouTube profiles were …

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Chinese Censors Scrub Internet After Senior Party Official Gives Speech on Beijing Zero-Covid Timeline

CNN † Chinese censors rushed to remove an apparently misleading quote from a senior Communist Party official published in state media on Monday claiming that the “zero-CovidThe policy would remain in effect in Beijing for the next five years in an effort to tame an online backlash. Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper for …

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How To Use Apple Notes To Have Secret Chats With Others

Photo† Ekaterina_Minaeva †Shutterstock† Apple’s Notes app might not be the first option that comes to mind when you want to keep a conversation hidden from others. But by using the collaboration features to invite others to a “conversation” — then deleting the messages when you’re done — you can erase all evidence from your chat. …

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