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TikTok-owner ByteDance reportedly built a deepfake maker

TikTok-owner ByteDance reportedly built a deepfake maker

On one hand, the feature could be seen as a natural evolution of other face swapping tech. On the other hand, it could have some very unpleasant repercussions. We've already seen how deepfake technology can be used for harm, so making the tech more accessible seems like a bad idea. As TechCrunch points out, the…
ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a Deepfakes maker – TechCrunch

ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a Deepfakes maker – TechCrunch

TikTok parent company ByteDance has built technology to let you insert your face into videos starring someone else. TechCrunch has learned that ByteDance has developed an unreleased feature using life-like deepfakes technology that the app’s code refers to as Face Swap. Code in both TikTok and its Chinese sister app Douyin asks users to take…
ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a Deepfakes maker

ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a Deepfakes maker

TikTok parent company ByteDance has built technology to let you insert your face into videos starring someone else. TechCrunch has learned that ByteDance has developed an unreleased feature using life-like Deepfakes technology that the app’s code refers to as Face Swap. Code in both TikTok and its Chinese sister app Douyin asks users to take…
ByteDance to take on rivals with music streaming launch – Financial Times

ByteDance to take on rivals with music streaming launch – Financial Times

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TikTok-owner Bytedance reveals its first smartphone

TikTok-owner Bytedance reveals its first smartphone

As we learned earlier this year, ByteDance acquired a bunch of Smartisan patents and talent. ByteDance then helped make the Nut Pro 3 and packed it with branded features. Apparently, it didn't decide to change the naming scheme.Users will be able to launch Douyin -- the Chinese version of TikTok -- by swiping up on…
ByteDance denies it will go public in Hong Kong next quarter

ByteDance denies it will go public in Hong Kong next quarter

ByteDance has responded to a report in the Financial Times that said the Chinese Internet startup plans to go public in Hong Kong as early as the first quarter of next year. “There is absolutely zero truth to the rumors that we plan to list in Hong Kong in Q1,” said a spokesperson for the…
ByteDance launches a new search portal that returns a mix of results from the Web and its own platforms

ByteDance launches a new search portal that returns a mix of results from the...

ByteDance has taken another step into search with the launch of a new search portal today. Called Toutiao Search, the portal is part of the website for Toutiao, the news aggregator owned by ByteDance, and currently optimized only for mobile. Though it is part of Toutiao’s website, the portal is separate from the Toutiao’s own…

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The importance of Apple and Google’s rare collaboration on contact tracing

The unprecedented collaboration on an interoperable infrastructure between Apple and Google -- which came together in two weeks and was announced last Friday -- has now set the stage for a robust, potentially global contact tracing system.The idea of contact tracing is straightforward. When someone is infected with a disease, public health workers need to…

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