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Can the average person spot a deepfake?

In January 2024, US voters in the state of New Hampshire received a call from President Joe Biden, urging them to refrain from voting in the primary election. Only, they didn’t. It was a robocall using deepfake audio to impersonate the President.

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Electronic Arts announces more layoffs, Star Wars project shelved

Electronic Arts (EA) has announces a second round of layoffs, impacting approximately five percent of its workforce, accounting for around 670 employees.

Bumble cuts over a third of its workforce amid disappointing 2023 results

Popular online dating app, Bumble, is the latest technology company to implement layoffs by cutting 350 employees, constituting approximately 37% of its workforce.

Sridhar Ramaswamy appointed as Snowflake CEO

Former SVP of AI at data cloud company Snowflake, Sridhar Ramaswamy, has been appointed as the company's CEO, following the retirement of Frank Slootman who will continue to serve on Snowflake’s board chairman.

AI startup Inkitt raises $37m for AI-driven paradigm shift in book publishing

Generative AI publishing startup Inkitt has raised $37m in a Series C funding round to establish itself as an AI driven self-publishing platform.

EU consumer groups file GDPR complaint against Meta

Eight consumer groups from European consumer organisation, the BEUC network, have lodged complaints with their national data protection authorities. The allegations concern Meta's alleged failure to adhere to GDPR principles on fair processing, data minimisation, and purpose limitation.

Canada to impose Online Harms Act on Big Tech

The Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, unveiled its Online Harms Act on Monday (26 February). The proposed law comes equipped with stringent penalties, including life imprisonment for inciting genocide.

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