To fix the problem of deepfakes we must treat the cause, not the symptoms | Matt Beard

Once technology is released, its like herding cats. Why do we continue to let the tech sector manage its own mess? We havent yet seen a clear frontrunner emerge as the Democratic candidate for the 2020 US election. But Ive been interested in another race the race to see which buzzword is going to be a pivotal issue in political reporting, hot takes and the general political introspection that elections bring. In 2016 it was fake news. Deepfake is shoring …

30 Best Accidentally Taken Animal Pics By Google Street View

Some people like to travel vicariously through street view, exploring the remote and dangerous places that people rarely visit in real life. Others like searching for candid and funny scenes captured by the gaze of the camera – a kind of voyeurism of the world as it really is. No posing, no carefully curated images, just people and animals doing their thing in their natural habitats. #2 #3 “It’s not just about pretty pictures and giving people a sense of …

How Loon’s Balloons Find Their Way to Deliver the Internet

Watching a balloon zag instead of zig, Sal Candido often feels like Dr. John Watson observing Sherlock Holmes. As CTO of Loon, the Alphabet company that last summer spun out of X (née Google X), Candido is in charge of the balloons that bop through the stratosphere, beaming the internet to people below. Flying about 60,000 feet above sparsely populated or mountainous areas, where traditional telecoms don’t bother building networks of cell towers, a single balloon can cover 2,000 square …