Discord users who access the Discord app through iOS will now face restrictions on adult content that go beyond those for other platforms. The gaming-focused social networking app—which lets users create public or private servers to chat via text, image, voice, and video livestreaming— announced this week that "all users on the iOS platform (including those aged 18+) will be blocked from joining and accessing NSFW servers. iOS users aged 18+ will still be able to join and access NSFW communities on the desktop and web versions of Discord." That NSFW designation can be set by the server owner or by Discord itself, in keeping with community guidelines requiring the label on "adult content." Individual channels within a server can be designated as NSFW without imposing limits on the full server, but an entire server may be labeled as NSFW "if the community is organized around NSFW themes or if the majority of the server’s content is 18+," the company said. Discord has set up an … [Read more...] about iOS users—and only iOS users—face NSFW content ban on Discord app
By Dennis Normile Apr. 13, 2021 , 10:25 AM Japan announced today it will release 1.25 million tons of treated wastewater contaminated by the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The government said it is the best way to deal with tritium and trace amounts of other radionuclides in the water. "Releasing the treated water into the sea is a realistic solution," Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at a Cabinet meeting endorsing the plan. “We will do our utmost to keep the water far above safety standards.” A Japanese government official later clarified that details of the release need to be worked out and approved. Gradual, trial releases could start in 2 years and might take 40 years to complete. Industry groups and nuclear scientists say other nuclear plants have disposed of wastewater this way with minimal impacts. But environmental groups, fisheries organizations, and neighboring countries immediately condemned the decision, citing the vast amounts … [Read more...] about Japan plans to release Fukushima’s contaminated water into the ocean
L'épisode 5 de Falcon et le soldat de l'hiver s'annonce comme un chapitre inoubliable. Non seulement, il devrait développer le cliffhanger dramatique de la semaine dernière, mais cerise sur le gâteau, il proposerait aussi l’un des caméos les plus exceptionnels jamais recensés dans le Marvel Cinematic Universe. Récemment, diverses rumeurs ont évoqué la participation du regretté Chadwick Boseman, décédé en août 2020, qui apparaîtrait pour la dernière fois en tant que Black Panther / Roi T'Challa. Une spéculation qui fait suite aux commentaires du showrunner Malcolm Spellman, évoquant auprès de ComicBook.com une intervention surprenante qui ferait pleurer dans les chaumières. Cependant, à quelques jours de la mise en ligne de l'épisode 5, d'autres membres du staff de Falcon et le Soldat de l’Hiver sont venus démentir cette hypothèse. Dans une interview accordée à Vanity Fair , Nate Moore, producteur chez Marvel Studios, a déclaré qu’un caméo de M. Boseman ne pouvait se … [Read more...] about Falcon et le Soldat de l’Hiver : qui est ce personnage fantastique qui volera la vedette à Sam et Bucky durant l’épisode 5 ?
Ripple has been handed yet another small victory in its legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the sale and classification of cryptocurrency XRP. After granting Ripple access to internal SEC communications last week, the presiding judge has now denied a motion to publish financial records linked with Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse, who are named defendants in the case. The SEC had hoped the financial data may help advance its case against Ripple and its executives, who stand accused of violating federal securities law through the ongoing sale of XRP to the public. Check out our list of the best crypto wallets right now Here's our list of the best mining rigs available We've built a list of the best mining GPUs out there However, it was decided the disclosure would represent an unwarranted invasion of privacy and that funds delivered from crypto exchanges to the defendants could not be tied … [Read more...] about Ripple bags another victory in legal battle over cryptocurrency XRP
Google has worked for years to position itself as a responsible steward of AI. Its research lab hires respected academics, publishes groundbreaking papers, and steers the agenda at the field’s biggest conferences. But now its reputation has been badly, perhaps irreversibly damaged, just as the company is struggling to put a politically palatable face on its empire of data. The company’s decision to fire Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell — two of its top AI ethics researchers, who happened to be examining the downsides of technology integral to Google’s search products — has triggered waves of protest. Academics have registered their discontent in various ways. Two backed out of a Google research workshop, a third turned down a $60,000 grant from the company, and a fourth pledged not to accept its funding in the future. Two engineers quit the company in protest of Gebru’s treatment and just last week, one of Google’s top AI employees, a research manager named Samy Bengio who … [Read more...] about Google is poisoning its reputation with AI researchers