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Chinese police spot suspects with surveillance sunglasses

Image copyright AFP Image caption The modified sunglasses are connected to an internal database of suspects Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to identify suspected criminals. The glasses are connected to an internal database of suspects, meaning officers can quickly scan crowds while looking for fugitives. But critics fear […]

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Russian Tumblr trolls pose as black activists, says Buzzfeed

Image copyright Tumblr Image caption Russian-backed accounts were found on the popular blogging platform, according to Buzzfeed Russian trolls posed as black activists on Tumblr to share political messages before the US presidential election, according to a Buzzfeed investigation. The accounts allegedly shared content on issues such as police violence to appeal to young African-Americans. […]

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Deepfake pornographic videos banned by Twitter

Image caption Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley is one celebrity to have had a computer-generated version of her face featured in a deepfake clip, as seen in this screenshot Twitter is the latest platform to ban a new type of pornographic video that replaces the original actor’s face with that of another person. The clips, […]

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VR and brain zaps help the US ski team

US alpine skier Laurenne Ross using the virtual reality simulator XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. It may sound like science fiction, but US skiers have been using virtual reality and headphones that zap […]