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Covid19 cancels UN’s CSW 64

The Secretary General of the UN has decided to cancel all parallel and side events of the 64th session of the Women’s Commission that was due to take place March 9th-March 22, 2020. This is based on the covid19 outbreak which has hit multiple US states, as well as 60 other countries to-date. The following […]

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Human Rights Day celebration

Virtual Activism and Southern New Hampshire University are organizing an international human rights day on Dec 10, 2019. The event will include virtual reality short films on topics as diverse as refugees, women’s rights, child rights, and climate change. There will also be a refugee shelter installation. Originally designed for a thematic dance performance by […]

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Amazon and facial recognition

In an article entitled “Software Confuses Expressions for Feelings”, the author cites the positive and negative consequences of using such technology. The article confirms that Amazon has come under fire for selling Rekognition to government agencies, including law enforcement, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for its possible $950 million contract with Border Patrol. Amazon’s clients may […]

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How Facebook is trying to deal with deepfakes

Ahead of elections in 2020, Facebook is trying to take the lead in trying to deal with deepfake. It is creating its own deepfake in order to help researchers figure out a way to recognize deepfake and remove them. The most they hope to achieve for now is to catch the majority of deepfake videos […]

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Mass downloads of Deepfake’s Zao

A Chinese app download has exploded over the past 24 hours. The app — developed by Momo, has become an overnight sensation after it began circulating. Hashtags related to the app quickly became some of the hottest on microblogging sites. One Chinese tweep tweeted that he downloaded it and created himself as Leonardo diCaprio: The […]

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