Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 US election – Software- Tempemail

Facebook said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation ahead of the US presidential election. It would also remove misleading media if it was a result Continue Reading

Facebook will ban deepfakes, but many fake videos can still fall through the cracks

In context: Facebook is stirring more controversy around its content policies with new changes that focus on fake videos created using artificial intelligence. At the same time, misleading content created using other techniques will only be marked as “false” and prevented from going viral through the news feed. It’s no Continue Reading

Vodafone claims all NBN services are uncommercial – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Vodafone Australia claims high-value NBN connections are in no way profitable enough to cross-subsidise “uncommercial” parts of the rollout, and that a proposed broadband tax won’t address the issue.  The claims are contained in what is billed as a “hypothetical story” [pdf] created by the Centre for International Economics (CIE) Continue Reading

Intel’s Horseshoe Bend is a massive, 17-inch tablet prototype with a folding display

In context: The foldable device market is already starting to look a little crowded, thanks to recent and upcoming offerings from Samsung, Huawei, and Lenovo. However, most of these products are on the smaller side, usually taking the form of folding tablets or smartphones. At CES, though, Intel has proven Continue Reading

Ransomware shuts down Travelex systems – Security- Tempemail

Forex multinational Travelex has confirmed that the “software virus” that forced the company to take all of its systems offline is the REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware. The ransomware attack took place on New Year’s Eve, forcing Travelex branches to manually handle transactions as online services were suspended in order to contain the Continue Reading

Sonos is suing Google for allegedly copying speaker technology

The big picture: Sonos is suing Google in two different courts over allegations of patent infringement. While the patent litigation is the primary reason, a secondary reason may be increasingly anti-competitive relationship Sonos has with Google and Amazon. Sonos relies on both for their virtual assistants and storefronts, however, Google Continue Reading

Netgear set to launch budget-friendly Nighthawk WiFi 6 mesh routers this month

In brief: If you find yourself needing better WiFi coverage in your home, mesh routers can be the way to go. Netgear introduced its WiFi 6 capable tri-band Orbi system last fall at a very steep price point. To relax your pocketbook a bit the company announced it is launching Continue Reading