Critics say face-swap app could spread misinformation on a massive scale A Chinese app that lets users convincingly swap their faces with film or TV characters has rapidly become one of the country’s most downloaded apps, triggering a privacy row.
Zao lets users superimpose themselves on to celebrities but critics warn of data threat A new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities, sports stars or anyone else in a video clip racked up millions of downloads at the weekend but was swiftly criticised over privacy issues. The app’s surge in popularity and sudden backlash from some users highlights how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies raise concerns surrounding identity verification.
Kashmiris have not had access to the internet for nearly a month. The blackout, from the start of August, is the 77th of the year so far in India. Jordan Erica Webber looks at the personal, legal and societal fallout of government-ordered shutdowns around the world
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