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People Are Freaking Out That iPhones Categorize "Brassiere" Pics

People Are Freaking Out That iPhones Categorize "Brassiere" Pics

When I tested this, it did find photos of me wearing a bra (don’t @ me, they were mostly all photos of my stomach when I was pregnant). It also found some photos of people wearing tank tops and a dress with spaghetti straps — I guess that makes sense; a robot scanning for markers would visually identify those kinds of things as a “brassiere.” There were a few other misfires: my friend in her strapless wedding dress, and a group of women in matching crop tops and shorts from a competitive wing-eating event. It also found a photo I took of my elbow when it got a weird infection: If you start typing into your iPhone's photo search, you’ll see it suggests all sorts of categories that it is using to organize your photos. It categorized by date and location, but also wei
126 Million People Could've Seen Russia's Election Posts, Facebook Now Says

126 Million People Could've Seen Russia's Election Posts, Facebook Now Says

A whopping 126 million people using Facebook in the US could've been exposed to 80,000 posts created by a Kremlin-linked entity seeking to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election and sow discord in its aftermath, according multiple reports Monday.The number is vastly higher than the 10 million people Facebook initially said were exposed to content created by the entity — called the Internet Research Agency — though that number referred only to its paid posts.This revelation about the Internet Research Agency's vast reach comes as Facebook prepares to testify in open hearings before the Senate and House Intelligence Committees Wednesday about Russia's manipulation of its platform. Facebook will also appear before the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Senate Judiciary C
People Love This Teen's Genius Response To His Dorm's Ban On Halloween Pumpkins

People Love This Teen's Genius Response To His Dorm's Ban On Halloween Pumpkins

Alex lives on campus, and he — along with everyone else in his dorm — was recently informed by his RA (a peer leader/dorm manager in the US) — that pumpkins were not going to be allowed in the building for Halloween this year. The decision came after a lot of people put Halloween pumpkins outside their rooms. "Some higher-ups sent an email to all the RAs in my dorm and the one next to ours saying no pumpkins because they rot and might attract bugs and rats," Alex told BuzzFeed News.