Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 26th April 2023

urllib3 v2.0.0 is now generally available. urllib3 is 12 years old now, and is a common low-level dependency for packages like requests and httpx. The biggest new feature in v2 is a higher-level API: resp = urllib3.request(“GET”, “”)—a very welcome addition to the library. # 10 pm

How prompt injection attacks hijack today’s top-end AI – and it’s really tough to fix. Thomas Claburn interviewed me about prompt injection for the Register. Lots of direct quotes from our phone call in here—we went pretty deep into why it’s such a difficult problem to address. # 6:04 pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervises, sets rules for, and enforces numerous federal consumer financial laws and guards consumers in the financial marketplace from unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices and from discrimination [...] the fact that the technology used to make a credit decision is too complex, opaque, or new is not a defense for violating these laws.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) # 12:36 am