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Reddit bans deepfake porn videos

Reddit has banned “fake porn” – imagery and videos that superimpose a subject’s face over an explicit photo or video without the person’s permission. The move follows the development of artificial intelligence software that made it relatively easy to create clips featuring computer-generated versions of celebrities’ faces. Reddit had become one of the most popular places to share and discuss so-called deepfake videos. It also reworded its policy for minors. The discussion site had been under growing pressure to act after other platforms – including Twitter, Gfycat and Pornhub –…

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Deepfake porn videos deleted from internet by Gfycat

Pornographic videos that used new software to replace the original face of an actress with that of a celebrity are being deleted by a service that hosted much of the content. San Francisco-based Gfycat has said it thinks the clips are “objectionable”. The creation of such videos has become more common after the release of a free tool earlier this month that made the process relatively simple. The developer says FakeApp has been downloaded more than 100,000 times. It works by using a machine-learning algorithm to create a computer-generated version…

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Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

“There’s not an area of my life it hasn’t touched,” says Chrissy Chambers, reflecting on the secret sex tape her ex-boyfriend posted online. “It has affected my life in every way imaginable and I’m sure it will continue to for the rest of my life.” During her four-year legal battle against the man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – Ms Chambers went from YouTube musician to “revenge porn” campaigner. Here, she tells her story to the BBC’s Jane Wakefield. JW: How did you first find out the…

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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she was alerted to the clips. The High Court in London heard that the accused – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had accepted liability for his unlawful activity. He also agreed to pay an undisclosed sum as well as to cover legal costs. Ms Chambers’ lawyers have described the sum as “substantial”. “[This] should serve as…

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Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to 20,000 user names and email addresses. SinVR thanked it for highlighting the issue and promised to improve security. “Altogether, it has been a tremendous learning experience,” the US-based company told tech site Alphr. “Moving forward, we are confident in our ability to stop similar attacks and will keep using a professional security…

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Malware populates children's apps with porn adverts

Malware that displays explicit pornographic adverts has been found lurking in 60 apps available on Google’s Play store. Many of the apps infected with the malware are aimed at children, and some have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. The malware also promotes fake security programs and tries to get people to sign up to expensive services. Google said it had now removed all the compromised apps from the Play store. The “AdultSwine” malware was discovered by researchers from CheckPoint software, which said apps harbouring the code had been…

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Damian Green porn claims 'flagrant police breach'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ex-detectives who disclosed that legal pornography was found on Damian Green’s office computer were in “flagrant breach” of their code of conduct, a former attorney general has said. Dominic Grieve said their actions smacked of the “police state”. However, a former chief constable told the BBC the information was in the public interest. First Secretary of State Mr Green denies watching or downloading pornography on his computer. Tory MPs, including Brexit Secretary David Davis, have backed Mr Green – effectively Theresa May’s second-in-command…

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