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30 September 2022

Bruce Willis is the first Hollywood actor to sell the rights to his likeness, which allows a “digital twin” of himself to be used by the U.S. company Deepcake.

 

Update: Bruce Willis denies selling rights to his faceBruce Willis denies selling rights to his face

 

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15 September 2022

The NewsGuard investigation found that for a sampling of searches on prominent news topics, almost 20 percent of the videos presented as search results contained misinformation. This means that for searches on topics ranging from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to school shootings and COVID vaccines, TikTok’s users are consistently fed false and misleading claims.

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07 September 2022

The similarities in each of the cases appear striking - female victims who have put their belongings in a locker in a popular chain of gyms, only to return and discover their phones and cards have been taken. A number of high-value purchases have been made, at the same shops. The thief also treats themselves to a fast-food meal.

This article explains how you can protect yourself.

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05 September 2022

Amazon has started delaying user reviews posted to its video-streaming service by up to three days to tackle fake ratings.

The move is an effort to tackle a spree of “review bombings” driven, in part, by an “anti-woke” backlash to the diverse casting in the company’s Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Rings of Power, which features non-white actors cast as elves and dwarfs.

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