Bob James’ Spanish News Headlines – Visual format – Dateline: 26/09/23
A prosecutor’s office yesterday said it would probe whether AI-generated images of naked teenaged girls, allegedly created and shared by their peers constituted a crime.
The rise in use by children of such technologies has sparked widespread concern among parents worldwide. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in June that criminals were increasingly using artificial intelligence to create sexually explicit images to intimidate and extort victims.
The prosecutor received a 200-page police dossier with about 20 complaints by families denouncing that fake nude pictures of their daughters generated with an AI app were circulating on social media and chatrooms used by teenagers in Almendralejo in the Extremadura region.
In Madrid, a court is investigating a similar case involving naked pictures of two young victims they claim were generated by AI, police said.
In Extremadura, teenagers aged between 13 and 15 have been identified as being responsible for generating and sharing the images.
A priest has been arrested for allegedly drugging and sexually abusing at least five women so reports revealed yesterday.
The Diocese of Malaga, where he worked, also confirmed the news and said the local Catholic community is cooperating with police.
The investigation began after a woman discovered a hard drive in her partner’s house containing photographs and videos.
The woman made a copy of the files and passed them to the police.
The government could extend some of the measures that were introduced to alleviate the impact of inflation or even implement new ones, if needed, by the end of the year so Acting Economy Minister Nadia Calvino told a news conference yesterday.
Last year, the Socialist-led government passed three major packages to ease the pain of inflation that brought total aid to 45 billion euros. It later extended some of the measures until Dec. 31 this year.
Spain has managed to contain the inflation surge better than its European peers, with levels below 3% over the summer.
The government’s anti-inflation packages have combined direct aid, tax cuts, soft loans and rent controls.
Disgraced former king Juan Carlos I arrived back in Spain on his fourth visit yesterday since fleeing into self-imposed exile in Abu Dhabi in 2020 over a string of financial scandals.
The 85-year-old flew into Vigo airport holding onto the rails as he slowly descended the steps of the private jet.
The ex-monarch went directly to the seaside town of Sanxenxo where he is to attend a regatta in which his yacht “The Rascal” — is competing.
It is his third trip back to Spain this year following earlier visits in April and July, also to attend regattas in the town.
That’s the latest from TRE, I’m Bob James.