Could Chrissy Teigen just try sending a text next time? | Celebrity- Tempemail

In 2018, the New Republic deputy editor Katie McDonough wrote a piece for Jezebel that I spiritually consult to this day. (Full disclosure: I was a Jezebel contributor at the time.) “Why tweet when you can text?” she asked, and … well, that’s basically it. Sometimes, you can just text Continue Reading

NSW police to send text alerts to people near where a missing person was last seen | Australian police and policing

New South Wales police will soon be able to send texts to people in the vicinity of where a missing person was last seen. It’s hoped the SMS geo-targeting alert system will help police quickly find high-risk missing persons. A text message would be sent to all mobile devices in Continue Reading

Microsoft Word to Introduce New Text Predictions Feature – Tempemail

Image sourced from Lifewire Microsoft is set to introduce text predictions for Word. This new feature is expected to help users write “more efficiently” by reducing spelling and grammar errors. According to Neowin, text predictions uses a Machine Learning model to “make suggestions based on the text typed by the Continue Reading

Obsolete software from 1990s features in Brexit deal text | Politics

The EU-UK Brexit deal refers to defunct decades-old computer software such as Netscape Communicator as “modern”, raising suspicions that some of the text may have been copied and pasted in. Online commenters gleefully shared the observation that page 921 of the painfully birthed trade agreement refers to Netscape Communicator – Continue Reading

Elon Musk-backed OpenAI to release text tool it called dangerous | Technology

OpenAI, the machine learning nonprofit co-founded by Elon Musk, has released its first commercial product: a rentable version of a text generation tool the organisation once deemed too dangerous to release. Dubbed simply “the API”, the new service lets businesses directly access the most powerful version of GPT-3, OpenAI’s general Continue Reading

Text scams exploiting coronavirus fears see sharp rise in South Korea

What just happened? After killing nearly 2,000 people, the novel coronavirus has much of the world concerned, and that’s led to scammers exploiting people’s fears. The problem is especially bad in South Korea, which has seen a huge rise in scam text messages, known as smishing, that use false information Continue Reading

Apple confirms it fixed bug that stored parts of encrypted emails as readable text

In a nutshell: Apple rolled out macOS version 10.15.3 last week, which reportedly included a patch for a bug that it has known about since at least last summer. Before being fixed, it was possible to view encrypted email snippets as if they were not encrypted in Catalina. Mac enthusiast Continue Reading

‘Click I agree’: UN rapporteur says prince tried to intimidate Bezos with text | Technology

The message, it seems, could not have been clearer. On 8 November 2018, just one month after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, received an unsolicited text from Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account. According to the UN, the text from the crown prince of Saudi Continue Reading