Tinder adds incognito mode and more safety features

  • On Safer Internet Day, Tinder is starting to roll out some new safety features and updates to existing ones.
  • Users will now be able to use an incognito mode, which enables you to control your visibility in only allowing users you “like” to see you in their recommendations.
  • Users will also be able to block profiles that pop up in their suggestions, for example if they see an ex or someone they do not want to see.
  • Long press reporting will enable users that have received an offensive message to tap and hold to swiftly report it.
  • Tinder have also made changes to features called “Are You Sure” and “Does This Bother You”, which encourages users to report inappropriate conversations.
  • Tinder have said the features will detect more language that it deems harmful or inappropriate, including sexual harassment, exploitation and hate speech.
  • For more on this story, please visit Engadget’s website.

Archie Battersbee: Inquest into death of boy at centre of life-support battle begins

  • 12-year-old Archie’s life support was withdrawn last year after his parents failed in bids to overturn a High Court as doctors were legally allowed to stop treatment.
  • Doctors treating him thought he was brain stem dead and therefore treatment was not in his best interests.
  • Archie’s mother believed he may have been taking part in an online challenge before suffering brain damage.
  • The inquest will cover Archie’s medical cause of death, state of mind and intentions.
  • Threatening WhatsApp messages targeting her son have been released as part of the inquest process, however it is not clear whether they are related to the death of Archie.
  • For more on this story, please visit the Independent’s website.

OpenAI boss reveals what ‘scares him most’ about AI

  • Sam Altman, who launched the ChatGPT chatbot, revealed that the ability of generative AI to create revenge porn was a “great concern” to him.
  • Generative AI enables people to create content like audio, text, and video by issuing simple commands.
  • The tech CEO said that preventing harmful outcomes will be the responsibility of both the tech companies building the AI and the people using it.
  • OpenAI is already planning to launch a successor to ChatGPT, called GPT-4 later in the year, which Mr Altman claims will be a great improvement on ChatGPT.
  • For more on this story, please visit the Independent’s website.