Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipula...

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___ US economic growth and consumer spending show resilience WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, which only recently was flashing warning signs of a worrisome slowd...

Twitter removes 5,929 Saudi accounts it deems state backed

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. Twitter says the accounts violated its “...

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it will clamp down on efforts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to parti...

Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whe...

Taiwanese American presidential candidate Yang fears attempt on his life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese American presidential candidate Andrew Yang has contacted the FBI after receiving death threats during a tour of New Hampshire. An Internet user calling himse...

Timeline: The curious release of military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into Pres...

Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images

WASHINGTON (AP) — The animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad. Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retr...

Think tank urges 'zero accident' policy for Taiwan, China and US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States think tank has suggested Taiwan, China and the U.S. adopt “zero accident” policies to prevent conflict over the next two years. The National...

FBI Director warns 'China most serious threat to US,' unreported by major US media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, gave an address before the D.C. think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations on Friday, A...

Latest U.S. presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand lived in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the latest politician to announce a bid for president of the United States, once lived in Taichung, the Liberty Times reported Wednesday. The New ...

Asian shares rally on US midterms, soothing fears of shifts

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and economic policies. KEEP...

Trump-dumped Pacific trade pact to commence in December, Taiwan pleads its case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Zealand government announced today that six countries have completed the domestic approval procedures for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pac...

Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company says it removed 32 account...

Beyond politics: Facebook to release limited info on all ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will release more information on all advertisements running on its service. The move is part of a broader effort to encourage "transparency" in its operations. ...