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Posted in: Brazil's Lula invites Kishida to eat his country's beef See in context

Well, that's a failure. Suga was the one notorious for steak dinners...

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Posted in: Meta turns to AI to protect minors from 'sextortion' on Instagram See in context

This makes absolutely no sense.

Meta said on Thursday it was developing new tools to protect teenage users from "sextortion" scams on its Instagram platform, which has been accused by U.S. politicians of damaging the mental health of youngsters.

Gangs run sextortion scams by persuading people to provide explicit images of themselves and then threatening to release them to the public unless they receive money.

Meta said it was testing an AI-driven "nudity protection" tool that would find and blur images containing nudity that were sent to minors on the app's messaging system.

"This way, the recipient is not exposed to unwanted intimate content and has the choice to see the image or not," Capucine Tuffier, who is in charge of child protection at Meta France, told AFP.

If the problem is that youngsters are being persuaded to send explicit images of themselves (they themselves are sending them out), how does limiting what images they receive do anything at all to protect them from this? The images in question are ones they already have, they're the ones who took them?

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Posted in: Melon men See in context

Who else here thinks Tomi-chan would make a better PM than Kishida?

An empty chair would make a better PM than Kishida.

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Posted in: Casio to release digital watch collaboration featuring Netflix series 'Stranger Things' See in context

"colorful front buttons reminiscent of the 1980s"

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Posted in: Honestly, I have big doubts if Mr Kishida, who is pursuing a military buildup and seeking to revise the pacifist constitution, can really discuss nuclear disarmament. See in context

Anyone serious about nuclear disarmament would not have chosen to represent the same political party as Abe Shinzo, who personally wanted to obtain these weapons. Ergo, Kishida is not serious about nuclear disarmament.

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Posted in: Japan to end COVID-19 border controls on May 8 See in context

 you have to look at countries with subpar health care and reporting to get to significantly lower deaths than Japan.

Yes, interesting to find Japan among the "subpar reporting" bracket. Why, oh why could that be?

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Posted in: U.S. House Speaker Pelosi lands in Japan, final stop on Asia trip See in context

That's a big "screw you" to all of us who live in Japan; she wore a mask in all her photos in Taiwan...

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Posted in: Osaka Metro to test stores where you can pay with your face, even with a mask See in context

I'd rather pay with money, and keep my face (as I only have the one).

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