Samantha Cole

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AI

Researchers Created AI That Hides Your Emotions From Other AI

As smart speaker makers such as Amazon improve emotion-detecting AI, researchers are coming up with ways to protect our privacy.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
YouTube

YouTube Removed Videos of Robots Fighting, Calling it Animal Abuse

Several Battlebots videos were taken down in the last few days, with YouTube citing animal cruelty policies.
Samantha Cole
8.20.19
Internet

The Creators of the World's Longest-Running Webcam Are Pulling the Plug

FogCam, an early-internet project of two San Francisco State University alumni, has reached its end after 25 years.
Samantha Cole
8.19.19
deepfakes

This Program Makes It Even Easier to Make Deepfakes

Unlike previous deepfake methods, FSGAN can generate face swaps in real time, with zero training.
Samantha Cole
8.19.19
def con

We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked

The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
Samantha Cole
Joseph Cox
Ben Makuch
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.19
Hacking

This Hacker Made Clothes That Can Confuse Automatic License Plate Readers​

Designer Kate Rose presented her "adversarial fashion" line of clothing, which introduces garbage data into license plate reader systems, at DEF CON 27.
Samantha Cole
8.15.19
Internet

Pornhub Is Still Working With Company Sued for Manipulating Women Into Porn

Pornhub is still hosting and profiting from Girls Do Porn, a company that's being sued by 22 women.
Samantha Cole
8.12.19
hentai

‘Dear Fucking God:’ The ‘Alexandria Library’ of Hentai Has Suddenly Vanished

Sad Panda, a huge hentai-hosting website, is gone, and another 50 terabytes of hentai is also in danger of deletion.
Samantha Cole
7.26.19
Internet

How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment

Pornhub is hosting videos that have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. The women in them say they thought the videos would never reach the internet, and that being doxed has ruined their lives.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
7.16.19
programming

Discord Just Banned a Server Selling DeepNude, an App That Undresses Photos of Women

A small community of people is dedicated to reviving DeepNude, a program that creates non-consensual nudes of women.
Samantha Cole
7.1.19
porn

'Girls Do Porn' Goes to Trial Over Allegations Women Were Tricked Into Videos

Twenty-two women are suing the adult film company for fraud, coercion, and misrepresentation.
Samantha Cole
6.28.19
programming

Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline

An app that algorithmically 'undressed' images of women was taken down by its creator, citing server overload and potential harms.
Samantha Cole
6.27.19
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