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Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy?

Manipulating images, sound, or video to convincingly mislead the public could take so-called “fake news” to a new level.

Recent events amply demonstrate that false claims—even preposterous ones—can be peddled with unprecedented success today thanks to a combination of social media ubiquity and virality, cognitive biases, filter bubbles, and group polarization. The resulting harms are significant for individuals, businesses, and democracy. Belated recognition of the problem has spurred a variety of efforts to address this most recent illustration of truth decay, and at first blush there seems to be reason for optimism. Alas, the problem may soon take a significant turn for the worse thanks to deep fakes.

Source: Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy? – Lawfare

The Argument Against a Mobile Device Backdoor for Government

The ‘responsible encryption’ demanded by law enforcement and some politicians will not prevent criminals ‘going dark’; will weaken cyber security for innocent Americans; and will have a hit on the U.S. economy. At the same time, there are existing legal methods for law enforcement to gain access to devices without requiring new legislation.

These are the conclusions of Riana Pfefferkorn, cryptography fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford Law School in a paper published Tuesday titled, The Risks of “Responsible Encryption”.

Source: The Argument Against a Mobile Device Backdoor for Government | SecurityWeek.Com

Nvidia taps AnyVision to create AI-powered surveillance technology

Nvidia has partnered with AI developer AnyVision to create facial recognition technology for “smart cities” around the world. The two companies will work to install automatic facial recognition into CCTV (closed-circuit television) surveillance cameras.

AnyVision claims the technology enables cameras that can continuously scan for faces 24/7, automatically identifying and tracking individuals within a large crowd with 99% accuracy. Algorithms working with human monitors can then compare the faces identified against a database of known terrorists or criminals.

Source: Nvidia taps AnyVision to create AI-powered surveillance technology

Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’.

Allowing law enforcement agencies access to our data threatens a privacy that we all rely on, writes Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager.

Source: Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’ | Robby Mook | Opinion | The Guardian

Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens

China’s police have a new weapon in their surveillance arsenal: sunglasses with built-in facial recognition. According to reports from local media, the glasses are being tested at train stations in the “emerging megacity” of Zhengzhou, where they’ll be used to scan travelers during the upcoming Lunar New Year migration. This is a period of extremely busy holiday travel, often described as the largest human migration event on Earth, and police say the sunglasses have already been used to capture seven suspects wanted in major cases, as well as 26 individuals traveling under false identities.

Source: Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens – The Verge

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