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GitHub Removed Open Source Versions of ‘Deepfakes’ Porn App DeepNude

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: GitHub recently removed code from its website that used neural networks to algorithmically strip clothing from images of women. The multiple code repositories were spun off from an app called DeepNude, a highly invasive piece of software that was specifically designed to create realistic nude images of women without their consent. The ... Read More »

Skype Snap App Remains Hopelessly Outdated

An anonymous reader shares a report: The official Skype Snap app for Linux has not been updated in nearly six months, and Microsoft is yet to say why. When introducing the cross-distro build in early 2018, the company said the Skype Snap app would give it the “… ability to push the latest features straight to our users, no matter ... Read More »

AT&T Will Automatically Block Fraud Calls For New Customers

AT&T will start automatically blocking fraud calls and issuing suspected spam call alerts for new phone customers at no extra cost. “You’ll have to opt out if you don’t want the company to screen calls this way,” reports Engadget. “Existing customers, meanwhile, will see the feature automatically reach their accounts in the ‘coming months.'” From the report: If you like ... Read More »

Firefox 68 Arrives With Darker Reader View, Recommended Extensions, and IT Customizations

Mozilla today launched Firefox 68 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Firefox 68 includes a darker reader view, recommended extensions, IT Pro customizations, and more. From a report: As part of this release, Mozilla has curated a list of recommended extensions “that have been thoroughly reviewed for security, usability, and usefulness.” You can find the list on the Get ... Read More »

Mozilla Blocks UAE Bid To Become an Internet Security Guardian After Hacking Reports

Firefox browser maker Mozilla is blocking the United Arab Emirates’ government from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers, citing Reuters reports on a UAE cyber espionage program. From a report: Mozilla said in a statement on Tuesday it was rejecting the UAE’s bid to become a globally recognized internet security watchdog, empowered to certify the safety of websites ... Read More »