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How to avoid 'Tinder Swindlers': 'Boy Meets World' star-turned-adult actress Maitland Ward on 'red flags'

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what clicked this week in entertainment. Netflix's viral true-crime documentary "The Tinder Swindler" had millions of viewers crying foul after it began streaming on the platform Feb. 2. The mind-bending story from director Felicity Morris, who also produced the Emmy-winning series, "Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer," chronicles the depths a Tinder user by the name of Shimon Hayut, now 31, would go to to charm women around the world into loaning him money – to the tune of an estimated $10 million. Hayut posed as Simon Leviev and claimed to be the son of a diamond mogul on the popular dating app. It was only when a group of women banded together to expose Leviev that his scheme was foiled, and he was ultimately convicted of fraud, theft and forgery.


Netflix true-crime doc 'The Tinder Swindler' investigates a dating app con artist

Mashable

Picture this: You found the love of your life on Tinder. What sounds like a nightmare is actually a true story, and it's the focus of Netflix's upcoming documentary film, The Tinder Swindler. The titular Tinder Swindler has conned women across the world, and he is a fugitive from justice in several countries. Now, three of his victims are trying to get revenge. Will they win out against the man they fell for?


Game on! Netflix brings first video games -- 'Stranger Things,' others -- to Android devices

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Netflix has pressed play on its video game venture. The streaming video leader in July said it would be focusing on mobile games with its video game initiative, something the company had been interested in for years. On Tuesday, Netflix's first five games – Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up – became available on the Google Play store. They will begin coming to the Netflix mobile app for Android devices on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. "Whether you're craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favorite stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone," said Mike Verdu, vice president of game development for Netflix, in a blog post Tuesday.


The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.


The Morning After: Netflix price hike takes HD streaming to $14 per month

Engadget

It's hard to remember now, but when Netflix first offered streaming as a standalone subscription back in 2011, it cost just $8 per month. Now the company's latest price increase pushes that Standard streaming rate in the US to $14. If you already have an account, it will probably be a couple of months before the new rate kicks in, and you will be notified first -- a strategy Netflix adopted in 2014 to ease the transition. Sure, the Basic streaming tier is staying the same at $9, but now the mainstream HD streaming setup costs more than 4K used to. Speaking of, the premium package with 4K, HDR and up to four simultaneous streams is moving to $18 per month.


An open letter to the most disappointing algorithms in my life

Mashable

Mashable's series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives -- and our futures. In the digital age, personalized algorithms are our constant companions. We see them, or rather, they decide what we see, more than we see our families. Loathe them or don't know much about them, they're steering your brain -- from your morning "quick glance at Facebook" to your afternoon YouTube break to your evening Netflix to your "quick glance at Facebook" before bed. When algorithms work for us, they're invisible.


Life Imitates Orwell...

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And I am talking Season 3. Or Amazon's hit, The Handmaid's Tale? Do you just binge and veg out or are you like me, and see how easily we could, and are, slipping into these worlds? After watching shows like this I often find myself reflecting back on George Orwell's 1984. It proves more eerily prophetic with each passing year. This Season, I fear, the writers of Westworld are almost scripting our future lives. You may not have caught it, but it is all in there.


How Recommender Systems Work (Netflix/Amazon)

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Sign in to report inappropriate content. How Amazon, Netflix, Facebook and others predict what you will like.


How AI is changing Netflix 2020 YBF Ventures

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Sign in to report inappropriate content. How is AI changing Netflix and other similar platforms? We asked Ellis Odynn who is the Executive Director and Chief AI Officer of the Digital Finance Institute. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2Hv0w5i YBF Ventures is Australia's top startup hub for tech and innovation, we're in Sydney and Melbourne.


The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech

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The world never changes quite the way you expect. But at The Verge, we've had a front-row seat while technology has permeated every aspect of our lives over the past decade. Some of the resulting moments -- and gadgets -- arguably defined the decade and the world we live in now. But others we ate up with popcorn in hand, marveling at just how incredibly hard they flopped. This is the decade we learned that crowdfunded gadgets can be utter disasters, even if they don't outright steal your hard-earned cash. It's the decade of wearables, tablets, drones and burning batteries, and of ridiculous valuations for companies that were really good at hiding how little they actually had to offer. Here are 84 things that died hard, often hilariously, to bring us where we are today. Everyone was confused by Google's Nexus Q when it debuted in 2012, including The Verge -- which is probably why the bowling ball of a media streamer crashed and burned before it even came to market.