Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook is Working on a Policy for Policing Deepfake Videos

Facebook is working on a policy to police deepfakes, an emerging threat on the social network that involves users posting videos altered by artificial intelligence to spread misinformation. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s a complicated matter because the company wants to avoid deleting videos in which the person featured merely feels they were misrepresented, […]

Artificial Intelligence Is About to Make Ransomware Hack Attacks Even Scarier

A year ago, network security specialists spotted a worrying new trend: hackers began unleashing ransomware attacks on really big targets–America’s cities. Atlanta, Baltimore, and Greenville, N.C. would later grind to a halt after devastating computer outages disrupted everything from the collection of parking tickets to the sale of new homes. The next big thing that […]

Jon Snow’s Deepfake Apology Video Is a Parody. But the Problem Is No Laughing Matter

In a video published on YouTube, Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington–in character as Jon Snow–apologized for several mistakes made during the controversial eighth season of the hit HBO show. There’s just one problem: Harington never uttered the words that appear to come from his mouth. The now-viral video is a so-called deepfake, the term […]