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Deepfake technology will make you question what's real
As the United States enters a presidential election year, experts have named deepfakes as one of the biggest cybersecurity risks of 2020. Deepfakes, which are fake videos and images created using computers and machine learning, can be ma...
Politics, porn and toxic world of deepfake
Deepfakes are videos produced through the use of artificial intelligence. Melding images and sound, using things like face grafts, body transfers or voice imitations, they make people appear to say things they never said and do things th...
Your private WhatsApp group chats could be a Google Search away from being compromised
The "Invite to Group via Link" feature allows groups to be indexed by Google and they are generally available across the internet. With some wildcard search terms you can easily find some… interesting… groups. All it takes is a simple Go...
WhatsApp is fixing a bug in its desktop app that allowed access to files on your computer
Last month, WhatsApp fixed a bug in its desktop app that allowed attackers to read files from your computer. A post published by security firm PerimeterX last night suggests the bug affected folks who used either WhatsApp’s Mac or Window...
Europe unveils a new plan to compete with Silicon Valley
Europe knows it fell behind the United States and China on the technologies that dominated the past decade. Now it has a plan to catch up.
Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film)
An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world - and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.
Violent men are to blame, not Tinder. But online dating comes with risk
After the horrific murder of Grace Millane, it’s worth reflecting on safety measures for dating
Coronavirus compounds the hurdles and uncertainties for global companies doing business in China, as Apple loses US$43 billion in market value
Apple warns that the outbreak will affect its first-quarter revenue as other companies with wide exposure to the Chinese market weigh the potential impact. ‘We expect an avalanche of companies to follow suit’ with a warning on earnings, ...
Why The U.S. Government And Big Tech Disagree On Encryption
All what you text “privately” with your mobile phone, is in fact totally open, stored under your profile at the secret services, and can be used against you once you try to step up in life. Now it’s a show time, who will better pretend t...
What are the rules on workplace surveillance?
Barclays has faced a backlash after it piloted a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks. The company has since scrapped the system - but how common is workplace surveillance and what lengths are employers allowed to ...
Britain First leader Paul Golding charged with terror offence
The leader of far-right group Britain First has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act after refusing to give police access to his phone.
Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system
Barclays says it has scrapped a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks and sent warnings to those spending too long on breaks.
Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes
‘Out-of-control’ dominance of rentals in some communities depriving locals of homes, critics say
Uncovered: CIA Secretly Owned Crypto, the Swiss Company That Ruled Global Spy Comms for Decades, Says Report
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret, while for decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and ad...
US tax authorities have eye on crypto investors
Failure to report transactions could lead to an audit, fines or even jail time
South Korea working on blockchain-based bonds
Meanwhile, tech giant Samsung says its new smartphones offer improved blockchain and cryptocurrency support
US Attorney General William Barr mulls making Facebook and Google liable for user’s posts
Social media companies in the US are, at present, mostly exempt from liability involving content posted by their customers. Lawmakers from both major political parties have called for Congress to change the rules in ways that could expos...
The Most Popular YouTube Videos About The Coronavirus Are Being Made In India - And They’re Full Of Hoaxes
“There is a general sense of fear, so people look out for information - and YouTube becomes one of the places to look for it.”
Blockchain supports battle against Wuhan virus
China is using the tech to manage medical data, track the supply of prevention materials and consult the public
Why doesn’t Jeff Bezos pay more tax instead of launching a $10bn green fund?
If the Amazon owner wants to give something back, he could look at staff welfare – and paying dues where he makes money (Editor comment: bullshit. If he pay taxes that money will go to finance politicians, bureaucrats and bribe. How much...
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