True Lies: Fake-Video Technology Called ‘Toxic’ Threat to National Security

The rapidly evolving technology that produces “deep fakes”—convincing videos of people saying and doing things that are completely concocted—is now widely accessible, and creating nightmarish scenarios of extortion and theft, according to a forthcoming paper in the California Law Review.

The paper, titled “Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security,” also argues that phoney videos have wider consequences for democracies, including the disruption of elections and military conflict.

This is a snippet from an article by the crime report, read the full article here…

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XXX film company wants to put YOU in porn

Earlier this year, The Sun reported on a new app called “deepfakes” that created convincing face-swap videos using machine learning.

By scanning thousands of pictures of a person, it was possible to map their face onto someone else’s – with exceptional accuracy.

It soon emerged that pervs were using the tech to put celebrity faces on porn stars during sex scenes.

Now Naughty America says it wants to let randy porn punters put their own faces in adult movies using the same technology.

This is a snippet from an article by the Sun, visit the Sun for the full article…

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Carnegie Mellon researchers create the most convincing deepfakes yet

Have you ever heard of “deepfakes”? Videos generated with artificial intelligence (AI) that learn to superimpose the face of one person onto the body of another have been used to swap Harrison Ford for Nicolas Cage in countless movie clips, and for far more nefarious purposes, like fake celebrity porn and propaganda.

Now, for better or worse, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new AI system that’s more powerful — and versatile — than previous attempts.

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There Is No Tech Solution to Deepfakes

Funding technological solutions to algorithmically-generated fake videos only put a bandage on the deeper issues of consent and media literacy.

Every day, Google Alerts sends me an email rounding up all the recent articles that mention the keyword “deepfake.” The stories oscillate between suggesting deepfakes could trigger war and covering Hollywood’s latest quirky use of face-swapping technology.

It’s a media whiplash that fits right in with the rest of 2018, but this coverage frequently misses what we should actually fear most: A culture where people are fooled en masse into believing something that isn’t real, reinforced by a video of something that never happened.

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ILM’s New Chief Talks Deepfakes, A.I. and the Virtual Reality Used on ‘Solo’

Rob Bredow, who will deliver the keynote address at Siggraph on Monday, opens up about the AI-driven technique which combines or superimposes one video on another, and the promises of new tech like augmented reality.

Rob Bredow, the visual effects supervisor on Solo: A Star Wars Story, took over the reins at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic when he was named senior VP, executive creative director and head of ILM in May.

Having previously served as the company’s chief technology officer, he brings with him expertise in both the art and science of VFX that he will be sharing when he delivers the Aug. 13 keynote address at Siggraph, the annual conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, in Vancouver.

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Deepfakes are coming. Is Big Tech ready?

Mark Zuckerberg insisted at Facebook’s annual developer conference earlier this year that his company “will never be unprepared … again” for meddling and disinformation efforts like those run by Russian trolls on its platform during the run-up to the 2016 election.

Yet the social media behemoth and its competitors may still be ill-equipped for their next great challenge: Fake videos that look so real you’d believe former President Obama really did call President Trump a “dipsh*t.”

This is a snippet of an article written by Sara Ashley O’Brien, you can read the full article on cnn.com

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The Lawfare Podcast: Fighting Deep Fakes

Technologies that distort representations of reality, like audio, photo, and video editing software, are nothing new, but what happens when these technologies are paired with artificial intelligence to produce hyper-realistic media of things that never happened? This new phenomenon, called “deep fakes,” poses significant problems for lawyers, policymakers, and technologists.

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Deepfake Video is Here. Reality is Fleeting

Even the DoD is Trying to Fight AI-Generated Fake Video

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” – Groucho Marx

Deepfake video is here, now. With it comes the relatively easy ability to make anyone say anything you like on video. Post that video on the Internet and you have a very powerful way to disseminate credible disinformation to the world.

The technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to create realistic videos—so real that it’s virtually impossible to spot the fakes.

This is a snippet from an article by Steven Leibson, for the full article visit eejournal

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U.S. Intel agencies warn about Deepfake video scourge

Deepfake videos are the residue of new internet technology that gives almost anyone the ability to alter reality so that subjects can be manipulated to say anything the hacker wants, from the ludicrous and inflammatory to the downright incriminating.

Forget about what you thought you knew about insidious cyber threats and network intrusions.

Temper your angst over Phishing, Trojans, Botnets, Ransomware and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

Ease off the meds when it comes to dealing with Wiper Attacks, Intellectual Property Theft, Spyware/Malware and Drive-By Downloads.

The bad actors have stepped up their game with perhaps the most potentially devastating cyber ruse of all – the high-tech “Deepfake” videos.

And you can rest assured these videos will not be contending for any Emmy awards.

This is a snippet from securityinfowatch, you can read the full article here…

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Beware the Coming Crisis of “Deep Fake News”

New and chilling video technology blurs the line between truth and lies.

The coming ubiquity of “deep fakes” is terrifying, but that’s nothing compared to what might follow.

Deep fakes (sometimes written as “deepfakes”), for the uninitiated, refer to using video editing technology to graft very real faces on other people’s bodies to make them appear to do or say anything the programmer wants. Some demonstration videos of the technology are chilling.

This is a snippet from realclearlife.com, you can read the full article here…

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