The Age-Restrictions Edition Sunday, March 5, 2023

Apple Wants To Restrict This ChatGPT-using Email App For A Rather Interesting Reason, by Lewis Maddison, TechRadar

Apple has blocked an update to email client BlueMail, which added the ChatGPT chatbot into its software, requiring the developer first insert content filtering or age restrictions before it can be released.


However, Ben Volach, co-founder of BlueMail developer Blix Inc., disputed Apple's ruling, arguing that BlueMail already has content filtering, and that other apps on the App Store with similar AI capabilities do not have age restrictions in place.

MLS 360 Now Free For Apple TV+ Subscribers, 'Drive To Survive'-esque Documentary Planned, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

For week one, the whip-around show ‘MLS 360’ was also behind the Season Pass Paywall. But for week two onwards, that is no longer the case. MLS 360 (which goes live on the Apple TV app in a couple hours from now) is now streaming free for Season Pass and TV+ subscribers.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber On Next Expansion Fee, Role In Women's Soccer, by Paul Tenorio and Pablo Maurer, The Athletic

The league and its clubs are still in the process of building out so-called “shoulder programming” for Season Pass. For now, the bulk of what’s available consists of short vignettes on players, clubs, stadiums and the like. But MLS has bigger plans. The league’s deputy commissioner, Gary Stevenson, said on Thursday that it has partnered with British company Box to Box Productions to produce a documentary series.


MLS’ deal with Apple is still in its infancy and specific terms of the pact have been hard to come by. Sources familiar with the arrangement, though, have suggested over the past few months that the league’s agreement with Apple contains an “opt-out” clause that allows Apple to walk away from the agreement if the league doesn’t drive a certain number of subscribers to Season Pass in a set timeframe. Garber did not confirm or deny such a clause.

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Can AI chatbots censor themselves? From all the (bad) examples I see on the web, I don't think so?


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