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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 establishes task force against China’s election-meddling deepfakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) has established a task force dedicated to countering deepfakes used to influence elections or disrupt society in Taiwan from Chinese per...

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. ...

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out

The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism amid ethical concerns about use of the power...

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out

The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism amid ethical concerns about use of the power...

EU proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses

LONDON (AP) — European Union officials unveiled proposals Wednesday for reining in high-risk uses of artificial intelligence such as live facial scanning that could threaten people's safety or rights....

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...

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...

'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...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global and Asia Pacific business risks

10th Allianz survey: Business interruption, Pandemic outbreak and Cyber incidents are the top three global business risks for 2021 -- all strongly interlinked. Globally, Pandemic outbreak rockets to #...

New Report Finds that Criminals Leverage AI for Malicious Use – And It's Not Just Deep Fakes

Europol, UNICRI and Trend Micro uncover current and future threats of AI and how to combat them HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 November 2020 - A jointly developed new report by Europol, the Unite...

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...

Business Highlights

—- Google 4Q revenue grew, but not enough for Wall Street SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more. Parent company Alphabet's stock f...