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Forget Passwords: How Playing Games Can Make Computers More Secure - Scientific American - 0 views

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    Sounds a bit extreme just to make sure no one can log on to your laptop or smartphone, but a team of researchers from Stanford and Northwestern universities as well as SRI International is nonetheless experimenting at the computer-, cognitive- and neuroscience intersection to combat identity theft and shore up cyber security-by taking advantage of the human brain's innate abilities to learn and recognize patterns.
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European MPs targeted by deepfake video calls imitating Russian opposition | Russia | T... - 0 views

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    "A series of senior European MPs have been approached in recent days by individuals who appear to be using deepfake filters to imitate Russian opposition figures during video calls. Those tricked include Rihards Kols, who chairs the foreign affairs committee of Latvia's parliament, as well as MPs from Estonia and Lithuania. Tom Tugendhat, the chair of the UK foreign affairs select committee, has also said he was targeted."
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People's Expensive NFTs Keep Vanishing. This Is Why - 0 views

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    "He never got the chance to find out. A week later, he opened up his digital "wallet," where the artwork would supposedly be available, and was faced with an ominous banner reading, "This page has gone off grid. We've got a 404 error and explored deep and wide, but we can't find the page you're looking for."  The artwork, which he expected to be on the page, had disappeared entirely. "There was no history of my ever purchasing it, or ever owning it," he said. "Now there's nothing. My money's gone.""
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The hidden fingerprint inside your photos - BBC Future - 0 views

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    "When you take a photo, your smartphone or digital camera stores "metadata" within the image file. This automatically and parasitically burrows itself into every photo you take. It is data about data, providing identifying information such as when and where an image was captured, and what type of camera was used."
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Live Deep Fakes - you can now change your face to someone else's in real time video app... - 0 views

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    "The first thing that came into my mind when I first heard about Deep Fakes, is what would happen if we could create DeepFakes in realtime and not just for existing videos or photos? Suppose we can go online with someone else's face, would this be funny or would this push the ethical boundaries even further? I decided to see how much effort it would be to try it out."
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Dove owner Unilever to ban excessive photo editing from its adverts | Business | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "Unilever said it would eliminate "all digital alterations to body shape, size, proportion and skin colour" from its advertising. The Photoshop ban will cover Unilever adverts as well as influencers paid by the company to promote products."
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Far-Right Misinformation Drives Facebook Engagement : NPR - 0 views

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    "But it wasn't just one day of high engagement. A new study from Cybersecurity For Democracy found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation are not only thriving on Facebook, they're actually more successful than other kinds of accounts at getting likes, shares and other forms of user engagement. It wasn't a small edge, either. "It's almost twice as much engagement per follower among the sources that have a reputation for spreading misinformation," Edelson said. "So, clearly, that portion of the news ecosystem is behaving very differently.""
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Rosamund Pike is right to call out digital 'tweaks' ... but aren't we all at it? | Barb... - 0 views

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    "It's fast getting to the point where it feels unreasonable to solely blame the famous and the industries that promote them. These days, people are going to plastic surgeons wanting to resemble their own modified avatars from selfies, rather than celebrities. If you like, the fiction of Hollywood perfection has been democratised. Indeed, it's interesting how, even as "improved" celebrities are mocked, or, as with Pike, call it out themselves, the modification of our own images continues unhindered, save for the occasional "#nofilter" humblebrag. It's gone beyond old-school catfishing (pretending to be someone else) to the point where people are essentially deep-faking themselves. And it's all just a bit of fun. Until it isn't. The desire to look better is all too human but are we inexorably moving towards the moment when we lose our grip on what we actually look like?"
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Deepfake detectors can be defeated, computer scientists show for the first time | Eurek... - 0 views

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    "Researchers showed detectors can be defeated by inserting inputs called adversarial examples into every video frame. The adversarial examples are slightly manipulated inputs which cause artificial intelligence systems such as machine learning models to make a mistake. In addition, the team showed that the attack still works after videos are compressed."
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How an anti-lockdown 'truthpaper' bypasses online factcheckers | Newspapers & magazines... - 0 views

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    "It has been formed as a reaction to attempts by major tech platforms to clamp down on coronavirus disinformation - but the same tech outlets also help enable its reach: the Light's distribution relies on a 5,000-strong private Facebook group where volunteers offer to hand out copies and post them through their neighbours' doors."
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Audio Deepfakes: Can Anyone Tell If They're Fake? - 0 views

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    ""It's like Photoshop for voice," said Zohaib Ahmed, CEO of Resemble AI, about his company's voice-cloning technology."
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ICA | Use Of Iris And Facial Biometrics As The Primary Biometric Identifiers For Immigr... - 0 views

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    "  The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has been progressively implementing more secure and efficient immigration clearance, in collaboration with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX). Since July 2020, all automated and manual immigration lanes and counters at the passenger halls of Singapore's land, sea and air checkpoints have been equipped with iris and facial scanners"
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Stop confusing facial recognition with facial authentication - 0 views

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    "Before we go deeper, it's important to note that there are two approaches to facial - or any biometric - authentication: "match on server" and "match on device." The former approach shares some of the risky aspects of facial recognition technology because it stores the details of one's most personal features-your face or your fingerprint-on a server, which is inherently insecure. There are some well-publicized examples of biometric databases being hacked, which is why so many companies are committing to only do on-device biometrics."
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Shock an aw: US teenager wrote huge slice of Scots Wikipedia | Scotland | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "According to Wikipedian MJL, another administrator on the site, AmaryllisGardner had created or edited 49% of all the articles on the Scots Wikipedia. "Speaking as an admin there, here's what happened with Scots Wikipedia," they tweeted after the story broke on Reddit. "Nobody cared about maintaining it. Someone stepped up because no one else did. That person was never given any guidance. Articles ended up being very poorly mistranslated.""
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Auschwitz museum calls TikTok Holocaust trend 'hurtful and offensive' | TikTok | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "The Auschwitz museum has called a new trend, where users of video-sharing app TikTok role-play as Holocaust victims, "hurtful and offensive," but added that it did not want to shame young people involved. The museum at the site of the former Nazi death camp was responding to the point of view videos."
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Don't bank on Britain's foppish, lazy elites to save us from deep fakery | Vladimir Put... - 0 views

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    ""How are we going to trust anything electronically mediated in the very near future? What do we do when anyone can imitate anyone else, for any reason that suits them?""
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Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here's What They're Worried About Next. - POLITICO - 0 views

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    "The business, political and geopolitical mischief possible with manipulated data, audio or video is almost limitless; think manufactured video of Jeff Bezos-whose personal life has already apparently been the target of sophisticated adversaries and extortion plots-using a racial slur; grainy fake video or audio of Joe Biden admitting to assaulting Tara Reade; grainy video of Trump saying he plans to nuke Iran in one hour; or even Anthony Fauci saying that he's doctoring the Covid death tolls. "
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Coronavirus: US says Russia behind disinformation campaign | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The disinformation campaign promotes unfounded conspiracy theories that the US is behind the new coronavirus outbreak, in an apparent bid to damage America's image around the world."
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$45m, 1.6bn views and 'Crazy Donald': How Bloomberg bought your Facebook feed | US news... - 0 views

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    "In the first six weeks of 2020, more than 1.6bn of the 2.4bn presidential campaign ads shown to US Facebook users were from the Bloomberg campaign. Since launching his campaign in mid-November, the former mayor of New York City has spent nearly $45m on Facebook ads - more than all his opponents combined."
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