Google Analytics Will Not Longer Capture IP Address

Google announced a plan to phase out its legacy free analytics product, Universal Analytics, and replace it with Google Analytics 4 by June of 2023.  It will also stop capturing visitor IP addresses, which European regulators are starting to treat as personal data.

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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