Google Says It'll Scrape Everything You Post Online for AI

Google's updated privacy policy gives the company the right to scrape and use almost everything users post online to develop its AI tools.

The policy states that Google uses publicly available information to improve its services, develop new products, and train its AI models.

The new language in the policy expands the usage of user data for AI models, mentioning products like Google Translate, Bard, and Cloud AI.

Unlike typical privacy policies, Google's updated policy allows the company to harvest and utilize data from any part of the public web.

The policy raises privacy concerns as users' online musings may be used by Google's chatbots and AI systems without their explicit knowledge or consent.

The practice of scraping data from the internet to fuel AI systems is not clearly defined legally, and copyright issues may arise in the future.

Twitter and Reddit made controversial changes to their platforms by restricting free access to their APIs to protect their intellectual property.

These API changes have affected third-party tools and services that relied on accessing Twitter and Reddit data, leading to disruptions.

Elon Musk has expressed concerns about data scraping and system manipulation on Twitter and attributed recent issues to the need for data protection.

Reddit experienced a mass protest by moderators due to the API changes, potentially leading to long-term consequences and the departure of some moderators.

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