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Raffaela Spone used deepfakes to frame her daughter's cheerleading rivals

US Woman ‘Used Deepfakes to Blackmail Cheerleading Rivals’

Deepfakes were used to frame a group of cheerleaders, it has been revealed. According to a Pennsylvania police report, Raffaela Spone used deepfake videos to frame her daughter’s cheerleading rivals.  As a result, she was charged late last week with misdemeanour counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offences, according to the affidavit of probable cause for her[Read More…]

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

The Libra is Facebook’s new attempt at breaking into the world of cryptocurrency, however, new hurdles may be facing the social media company. Questions loom over how Facebook’s new currency will affect markets – and whether in fact the “Libra” is actually a cryptocurrency at all. Cryptocurrencies by their very nature are decentralized, and the Libra is not. The only[Read More…]

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

An influential parliamentary committee has pushed for new laws to ban alternative news sites, it has been revealed. The interim report from the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended that British regulators should be given more control over Facebook and Google to stop the spread of whatever they consider to be “fake news”. In the[Read More…]

Facial recognition is a threat to privacy

Facial recognition is a threat to privacy

The privacy and freedom of ordinary citizens is under threat from facial recognition technology, according to the founders of the technology. Brian Brackeen, the chief executive officer of the facial recognition software developer Kairos, has spoken out about the dangers of the technology being used by governments. He believes that the technology may be used the wrong way. He said[Read More…]

Minority-report comes to China with powerful supercomputers used to ‘predict’ crime

Minority-report comes to China with powerful supercomputers used to ‘predict’ crime

China has been utilising powerful supercomputers that can scan the country’s entire population in 1 second. And the Chinese government has been putting it to good use too. Over the last two years, the system has been used to arrest 2,000 people. Local police have already been using the technology to track people’s movements, friends, and even try to predict[Read More…]