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Telegram's People Nearby feature reveals exact user locations through triangulation

Telegram's People Nearby feature reveals exact user locations through triangulation

Telegram is the messaging platform of choice for millions around the world. A big part of its appeal has been the privacy features that it has to offer, but is it really as secure as users think? A new report looks to how the service's People Nearby feature can be exploited to reveal the location of other users without much difficulty.

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Viral deepfake app ZAO adds your face to famous movie scenes – if you're not concerned with privacy

Viral deepfake app ZAO adds your face to famous movie scenes – if you're not concerned with privacy

Deepfakes – algorithmically synthesized face-swapping or mimicking videos – are frequently discussed as a dystopian tool that allows almost anyone on the internet to lay words into someone's mouth or put anyone's face into rather objectionable circumstances. Fortunately, deepfakes are rather easily detected at the moment, and thus not too dangerous in the grand scheme of things. Instead, if used correctly, deepfakes can apparently be rather fun. The recently released Chinese Android and iOS app ZAO allows almost anyone to insert themselves into famous movie scenes, requiring nothing more than at least one picture. As with FaceApp before it, privacy concerns quickly arose.

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