In the last quarter, more than 100 thousand hate videos were removed, and over 17 thousand channels were closed for hate content, five times more than the previous quarter. These are some data contained in an official Google post that takes stock of what has been done in the activity of removing malicious content from YouTube. “In the second quarter of 2019 – explains Google – the number of comments removed has almost doubled to over 500 million, partly due to a significant increase in hate speech removals.
In the last 18 months, YouTube has reduced the views of videos removed at a later date by 80% due to violations of the rules of the platform. And over 87% of the 9 million videos removed in the second quarter of 2019 were first reported by YouTube’s automated systems “. According to the Mountain View company, finally,” almost 30,000 videos removed due to hate speech in the last month. They have generated only 3% of the visualizations totalled in the same period from the videos dedicated to knitting “.
Google then points out that the work was organized around four principles. It is removing as soon as possible the content that violates the rules of the platform. Give visibility to authoritative voices when users search for news; rewarding reliable content creators and artists; Reduce the spread of content that goes beyond the regulatory guidelines.
“We are determined to continue to reduce exposure to videos that violate our policies. This is why Google has a total of more than 10,000 people in charge of detecting, reviewing and removing content that does not meet our guidelines”, concludes Google.
YouTube Will Use AI to Automatically Determine Age Limits of Videos
As we know, YouTube currently has a special tool that allows creators to determine the age limit of the videos they upload. However, it is not uncommon for this tool to be misused by bad creators.
Therefore, YouTube also has a special team that continues to monitor YouTube content that violates the rules. However, it seems that now YouTube will use AI technology to help solve this problem.
Yes, it is said that YouTube plans to use Artificial Intelligence to detect and determine the age limit of a video. Later machine learning technology will help AI to find out what content is displayed in a video.
Based on the recognition of YouTube, later the AI technology will be implemented on their main site so that later users who want to view videos that have age restrictions will immediately be taken to the sign in page to verify their age and determine whether the video can be watched or not because of insufficient age. .
“This helps us ensure that no matter where the video is found, it can only be watched by viewers of an adequate age,” said YouTube as quoted from the Ubergizmo website.
The presence of this feature is known to be caused by a problem that had occurred on YouTube, where there were several conspiracies and disturbing videos that actually exist on YouTube Kids which is actually a special platform for children with safe content.
This bug on Instagram allows hackers to take over your smartphone
Recently, researchers from Check Point Security have found a dangerous bug in the Instagram application where this bug can be used by hackers to take over the victim’s smartphone.
Yes, not just taking over the Instagram account, this bug is known to allow hackers to take over the user’s smartphone and it is possible that the victim’s smartphone will be planted by even more dangerous malware.
To take advantage of this bug, the hacker will first send a photo containing malware code to the victim via Direct Messages. Only with that, the smartphone of Instagram users can be taken over.
This is because the Instagram application itself initially has access to the user’s smartphone so that if the Instagram application is hacked, the user’s smartphone can also be hacked.
Luckily, Instagram is now known to have fixed this bug. If you are now using the latest version of the Instagram application, then you are safe from these dangerous bugs.
As a result of the discovery of this bug, the head researcher from Check Point, Yaniv Balmas, appealed to all smartphone users to be more careful in giving permission to the applications they install, be it trusted applications such as Instagram.
“People should pay more attention to every permission an application has. Most people don’t care about the access request message and immediately press the yes button. But that is the start of the cyber attack process,” said Yaniv Balmas as dictated by Ubergizmo.
Twitter Starts Testing Voice Messages Feature in DM
After rolling out the audio tweets feature for iOS last June, Twitter is now continuing to experiment to help users communicate more easily on its services, one of the things it does is release voice messages.
Recently the Product Manager for Direct Messages on Twitter, Alex Ackerman-Greenberg told The Verge that currently his party is ready to test the voice messages feature in DM. Later this feature will be tested for the first time in Brazil.
Alex said that later this feature could allow users to send audio messages with a duration of up to 20 seconds via Direct Messages. The reason is that previously users could only send text and images
Just like voice tweets, voice messages in DM come with a fairly simple interface. There is only a play / pause button and information on the duration of the received audio message.
“The in-line recording experience makes it easier for users to send messages as part of their natural conversation flow,” said Twitter.
It is known that Twitter also presents a report message button which can later be used if a user misuses the voice DM feature. It seems that Twitter has already thought about all the impacts that might occur if the feature was released.
Of course, the presence of this feature makes Twitter now one step closer to its rivals, namely Facebook and Instagram, which have long presented an audio message feature in their Direct Messages.
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