• Google's China plan spurs inquiry from U.S. lawmakers, staff departures

    11 days ago - By Reuters

    A bipartisan group of 16 U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday if it would comply with China's internet censorship and surveillance policies should it re-enter the Chinese search engine market.
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  • Trump confirms new talks in U.S.-China trade war, but makes new threat against Beijing

    11 days ago - By Washington Post

    White House had offered to reopen talks amid calls from U.S. companies for tariff relief, but Trump says he is ready to impose more penalties on Beijing
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  • U.S. lawmakers call for deepfakes counter measures

    U.S. lawmakers call for deepfakes counter measures

    11 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Members of Congress sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats today asking for a report from intelligence agencies about the potential impact of deepfakes to democracy and national security. Members of Congress speaking with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also expressed concern about the potential impact...
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  • U.S. Lawmakers Sound Alarm Over the Threat of ‘Deep Fakes'

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    Digitally altered photos and videos known as "deep fakes" pose a potential risk to national security, U.S. lawmakers said Thursday.
    U.S. House representatives Carlos Curbelo , Stephanie Murphy , and Adam Schiff sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, urging U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the rise of altered videos, audio clips, and photos that appear to be untouched but are actually manipulated.
    Because the doctored video, audio, and photography appear to be accurate, the lawmakers are concerned that unspecified "malicious foreign or domestic actors" would...
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