Users are protesting Zoom’s liberal data-collection policy. Authors are shutting down websites that scrape their work. And, in a concession to users, OpenAI is allowing websites to opt out of web scraping. The era of A.I. backlash has begun.
Then, street activists are deterring self-driving cars by placing traffic cones on the hoods of vehicles.
Plus: How Reddit has squashed the Reddit Revolt.
- Adam Egelman and Mingwei Samuel are organizers with Safe Street Rebel, an activist group trying to get cars off the streets.
- The publication StackDiary exposed that Zoom’s updated terms of service permitted the training of artificial-intelligence models on user content.
- Benji Smith took down his website prosecraft.io, a database that contained the works of over 25,000 books, after authors discovered that their works were being used to power the website without their consent.