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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Nov 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Meta announced that they are participating in the Lantern Program. Lantern is a program that brings together various technology companies to ensure online child safety. This is led by an organization called Tech Coalition. This announcement says “Lantern enables technology companies to share a variety of signals about accounts and behaviors that violate child safety policies. Lantern participants…”, which includes big names like Google and other tech players, “…can use this information to conduct investigations on their own platforms and take action”. So the idea is for tech companies to come together, share information and signals about potential accounts that may be violating child safety regulations, and make the entire ecosystem safer for children. If you are in children’s ministry, this is something you need to be aware of.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, Nov 2023 with source links from OpenAI, ChatGPT, Meta, Google, YouTube, WhatsApp.
🗞️ News 1: OpenAI Lets You Create, Build & Share ‘Your Own’ GPTs Without Coding
🗞️ News 2: Meta Announces its Commitment to ‘Lantern’, a Child Safety Program
🗞️ News 3: Google SGE, Search Generative (AI) Experience Expands to 120 Countries
🗞️ News 4: WhatsApp ‘Calling’ Gets New Security Features Including IP Protection
🗞️ News 5: YouTube Releases 2 AI Experiments Inside Comments & Video Watch Page
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.