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Authorities Of Italy Are Investigating Deepfake Bots Floating On Telegram – FoxExclusive

authorities of italy are investigating deepfake bots floating on telegram – foxexclusive

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The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of Italy has recently started a series of searches and an investigation into the widespread use of bots. These bots generate false or fake nude photographs of people on Telegram. Telegram is a messaging app.
The information follows an investigation by security firm Sensity. This investigation revealed that as of July 2020, there are more than 100,000 faked photographs found. These had been generated illegally and are shared in public Telegram channels. The telegram has the type of channels that can be joined by anyone and hence, there is even no restriction on who is getting these fake photographs.
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The bots that are doing that, can generate false nudes which have some watermarks. Sometimes, they are solely partial nudity, and customers(group members) pay to “reveal” the entire picture. Users submit the photograph of a girl whom they want to see without clothes to the bot. They after paying some amount obtain a model of the photograph again with clothes “removed” and there is no sign of the picture being altered, this work is done so smoothly. A restricted variety of photographs that are generated by bots, most of which are taken from various social …

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Fake Melania Conspiracy Theory Circulates Again After Viral Debate Pic

fake melania conspiracy theory circulates again after viral debate pic

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The First Lady was cheerfully tagging along with the President on his way to the debate this past week … or so it seems, because an awful lot of people don’t think it was actually her.

Here’s a photo that was taken Thursday ahead of the debate in Nashville between Donald Trump and Joe Biden … in which DT is seen boarding a chopper with who appears to be his wife, Melania, already on board, smiling at the crowd that was bidding them a farewell.

Where did her smile wrinkles go? Teeth are different. Lips are different. Smile is different shape. It is so obviously a #FakeMelania pic.twitter.com/xChVEthWG0— Natty 🇦🇺🦘 (@tta_nat) October 25, 2020
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We say appears because a crap ton of folks have studied this photo and others captured in the same few seconds … and they believe this lady’s a FAKE stand-in, not the real Melania at all. Prepare yourself — this is a deep dive, but stupidly important work nonetheless.

I don’t typically get into this kind of this, but it’s the teeth for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/N6yYeDdgQx— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) October 25, 2020
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Some have gone to the …

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Major Dangers of Deepfakes and How to Spot Them

major dangers of deepfakes and how to spot them

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In a world where your online identity links to you directly, the prospect of perfect replication is worrying. But that’s exactly what we face with the advent of deepfake technology.

As the technology becomes cheaper and easier to use, what are the dangers of deepfakes? Furthermore, how can you spot a deepfake versus the real deal?

What Is a Deepfake?

A deepfake is the name given to media where a person in the video or image is replaced with someone else’s likeness. The term is a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake” and uses machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to create realistic-yet-synthetic media.

At its most basic, you might find a face superimposed onto another model. At its rapidly developing worst, deepfake technology stitches unsuspecting victims into fake pornographic videos, fake news, hoaxes, and more.

You can read more about the origins of the technology in our deepfake explainer.

What Are the Dangers of Deepfakes?

Fake images have always existed. Figuring out what is fake and what is not is a common part of life, especially after the rise of digitized media. But the issues deepfake technology creates are different, bringing unparalleled accuracy to fake images and fake videos.

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‘Deep down, he’s a terrified little boy’: Bob Woodward, John Bolton and others on Trump

‘deep down, he’s a terrified little boy’: bob woodward, john bolton and others on trump

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The Observer

Donald Trump

‘Deep down, he’s a terrified little boy’: Bob Woodward, John Bolton and others on Trump

The authors of recent exposés, including Mary Trump and Anthony Scaramucci, on the president, his time in office – and what they expect to happen at the polls

President Trump speaking at a rally in Tucson, Arizona, 19 October 2020.
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Bob Woodward: ‘I can’t think of a time I’ve felt more anxiety about the presidency’
Bob Woodward is associate editor of the Washington Post and the author of 20 books on American politics. In 50 years as a journalist he has covered nine presidents. His reporting on the Watergate break-in and cover-up with his colleague Carl Bernstein helped bring down Richard Nixon and won the Post a Pulitzer prize. His latest book about Donald Trump, Rage, is based on 10 hours of interviews, spread over 19 taped phone calls, often initiated by the president himself, in which Trump proved “only too willing to blow the whistle on himself”, as the Observer’s review noted.
There is an atmosphere in Washington of high anxiety. Trump is melting down, to put it charitably. His campaign has been about lashing out, about wanting …

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Letter: Our Readers’ Opinions

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Vote for LoveI am pleased to say I support Renee Love for Idaho House, seat 5A.She is open to new ideas and strategies and will work for all Idahoans. I have listened to her thoughtful consideration of both short-term and long-term consequences on complex issues and have been impressed.A geologist and small business owner, a member of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Committee, Love has the experience, communication, skills and drive to promote quality, affordable and accessible education, a fair tax bill, a sustainable future for agriculture and protection of natural resources in a changing climate.Love grew up poor on the Palouse and knows hard work and hunger. She experienced and understands the role of education in obtaining well-paying jobs.She has the passion, experience and commitment to work for the priorities of citizens in District 5. As a small business owner and scientist, she comprehends how jobs, education and health unite to support a strong vibrant economy.Vote for Renee Love and vote for a vibrant Idaho future.Diane BaumgartTrump will do more harmPresident Donald Trump is a victim. If not for fake news and the deep state, he could do …

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Wake Forest beats No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16

wake forest beats no. 19 virginia tech 23-16

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Walk-on freshman safety Nick Andersen had three interceptions, Christian Beal-Smith ran for 129 yards and Nick Sciba kicked three field goals to help Wake Forest beat No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16 on Saturday. Andersen stopped two deep Hokies drives. His third interception ended their final possession. After the game, Andersen was atop the shoulders of teammates chanting “scholly! scholly! ” (scholarship) and “Rudy! Rudy! ” (from the movie) as they carried him off the field.

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WWE Smackdown Recap – Kevin Owens Makes a New Friend

wwe smackdown recap – kevin owens makes a new friend

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Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s WWE Smackdown report. We watch Smackdown so you don’t have to. And we’ll tell you all about it too… but first:I just read your incredible piece on the mjf Jericho dinner segment, and wowowow. This was an excellent job in showing how little you know about pro wrestling.While I can agree that yes the segment was entertaining, people who don’t like it have every right to shred this as much as you praise it. This was not pro wrestling, it was a comedy skit, which while they have been used effectively, this one just didn’t land for some people. But for you to try and argue that this segment is “sports based presentation” shows me just how high your IQ really is. And for you, a “journalist” to call people dumb for not liking something is the best way to come off as a flaming f***ing asshole. So next time you’re about to write something without even a sliver of substance, maybe think about how big of a c*** sucking prick you’ll seem like to your audience.-Zach LZach, it is always great to hear from a fan. I’m Jude Terror, and this …

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University prof tackles prevalence of ‘fake news’ during COVID-19 pandemic

university prof tackles prevalence of ‘fake news’ during covid-19 pandemic

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In a world where there’s a greater concern about ‘fake’ or misleading news than ever before, a university prof is teaching a unit on debunking false info.Amy Morrison, who teaches English language and literature at the University of Waterloo, told 680 CJOB it’s easy to get taken in by misleading news, especially during the unique situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Many (stories) that tend to go viral activate our sense of fear or anger about something,” said Morrison.“We’re in the middle of a pandemic — there’s a lot of restrictions on our movement, and we’re not able to do things the way that we would like to do them. Some of the messaging from different public health authorities seems to be complicated and contradictory.“There’s a bit of an information vaccum. People are afraid, and when people are afraid, they don’t do the sniff test on things, generally.” Story continues below advertisement

Morrison said when people are in a heightened emotional state, they tend to believe things they want to believe — or things that confirm existing fears that they have.
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False paedophile smears and poor job prospects force male teachers to quit

false paedophile smears and poor job prospects force male teachers to quit

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Male teachers are abandoning high schools in their droves amid fears it has become a dead-end job where they are at risk of being branded paedophiles.There are at least 1,500 fewer male teachers in Scottish secondary schools since 2009, a decrease of 16 per cent.The Scottish Secondary Teachers Association said that schools no longer valued time-served expertise in dedicated subjects.Men are also increasingly concerned about being branded paedophiles, as social media has made it easier to spread malicious gossip.Seamus Searson, general-secretary of the union, said that some teachers had been hounded out by vindictive heads who exploited false allegations to get rid of men they did not like.The proposed shift to online teaching during the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated these

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Antonio Brown “very close” to signing with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

antonio brown “very close” to signing with tampa bay buccaneers

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Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the intent it seems to sign and join the team.

Brown is a two-month rental and the belief is it’s a 1-year deal with significant upside for Brown. He comes off his suspension following Week 8. https://t.co/1V0WvNpynE— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 23, 2020

Fantasy Impact
We have to wait and see how long Brown will stay in on the Bucs/in the NFL and what type of shape he’s in but if he’s anything like he used to be, the Buccaneers’ passing game just got even deadlier. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Brown make up a hell of a three-receiver group. His addition would all but kill Scotty Miller fantasy value and obviously cap Evans and Godwin’s ceilings.

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