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The Next Web

The Next Web (TNW) is a technology media company that provides news and analysis on the latest trends in technology, business, and culture. It was founded in 2006 and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. TNW operates a news website that covers a wide range of topics, including startups, artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, and more. The company also hosts an annual technology conference called TNW Conference, which attracts thousands of attendees from around the world. In addition to its news coverage and events, TNW offers a variety of products and services, including a co-working space, innovation programs, and marketing services for technology companies. The company's mission is to empower people through technology by providing insightful content and resources that help them stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

Don’t trust AI girlfriends — they only want you for your data

Key Takeaways: – AI girlfriends in romantic chatbots collect private and intimate data, which can be shared with marketers, advertisers, and data brokers. – 11 popular romantic chatbots, including Replika and Eva, were investigated, with around 100 million downloads on Google Play alone. – The chatbots simulate interactions with virtual girlfriends, soulmates, or friends, and…

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