19/07/2019

Computer Sciences

This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Seeing was believing until technology reared its mighty head and gave us powerful and inexpensive photo-editing tools. Now, realistic videos that map the facial expressions of one person onto those of another, known as deepfakes, ...

Machine Learning & AI

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but 'dumbfakes' may be worse

Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the 2020 U.S. presidential contest may be "dumbfakes." These are simpler and more easily ...

Internet

Israel spyware firm can mine data from social media

An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past has told clients it can scoop user data from the world's top social media, the Financial Times reported Friday.

Energy & Green Tech

Kenya launches Africa's biggest wind farm

Kenya on Friday formally launched Africa's biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project in a gusty stretch of wilderness that already provides nearly a fifth of the country's energy needs.

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