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Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of he...

Deepfake anyone? AI synthetic media tech enters perilous phase

Dec 13 (Reuters) - "Do you want to see yourself acting in a movie or on TV?" said the description for one app on online stores, offering users the chance to create AI-generated synthetic med...

Taiwan proposes 7-year prison term for deepfake porn images

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Producers and distributors of deepfake footage replacing the faces of pornographic actors with those of other people could receive a prison sentence of up to seven years, ...

Taiwan President vows action against deepfakes amid celebrity porn case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged on Monday (Oct. 18) to crack down on deepfakes after many celebrities have fallen victim to a crime involving pornographic videos. ...

Analysis: China's small tech firms step out of the shadows as giants reel from regulatory crackdown

One firm’s loss is another’s gain. China’s smaller technology companies and investors are eager to seize the day as a sweeping crackdown by anti-monopoly regulators on the country&rs...

China regulators held talks with Alibaba, Tencent, nine others on 'deepfake' tech

Chinese regulators recently summoned 11 domestic technology companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, and ByteDance for talks on the use of "deepfake" technologies on their content platfor...

China summons technology firms over voice software security

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities summoned 11 companies including Alibaba and Tencent for talks regarding the security of voice software, as Beijing steps up scrutiny over the internet sector. ...

Cheerleader's mom accused of making 'deepfakes' of rivals

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman is accused of doctoring photos and video of her daughter's cheerleading rivals to try to get them kicked off the squad, officials said. Th...

ESPN uses technology to bring Davis, Rozelle back to life

Ken Rodgers had long been drawn to the idea of doing a documentary on the story-rich career of Al Davis, who was at the center of so many of the key events in pro football during his more than half-ce...

'Deepfakes' rattle South Korea's tech culture

South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced and adept societies in the world, consistently ranking in the top positions in terms of mobile phone penetration, internet speeds and the consum...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2021. There are 359 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

Democrats tighten control with House rules changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House moved aggressively Monday to tighten their hold over the chamber despite their narrow margin, ramming through a rules package that limits the potentia...

Using 'face doubles,' a new doc captures an anti-LGBTQ purge

Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Tuesday on HBO has, wi...

Video of Pelosi brings renewed attention to 'cheapfakes'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The issue of misleading political messages on social media arose again last week, when President Trump tweeted out an edited video showing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi repeat...

Twitter to label altered media, remove if it may cause harm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter will begin to label and in some cases remove doctored or manipulated photos, audio and videos that are designed to mislead people. The company said Tuesd...