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Deepfakes: Harmless Fun or Danger to Our Privacy?

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This week, Jordan and Joshua explore the light and dark sides of the deepfakes phenomena, synthesizing audio and video to replace the likeness of one person with another. Jordan and Joshua speak with Paul Shales AKA The Fakening about how he's built a career on swapping voices and faces of celebrities, and how the burgeoning technology is only getting better and harder to detect. On the other side, Dr. Hany Farid of UC Berkely and Mary Anne Franks, professor and founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative discuss how this deep learning technology could have dire consequences in the wrong hands. Writer Samantha Cole of VICE recounts her discussions with proprietors of deep fake pornography and how revenge porn is exploiting women without their consent or knowledge. Plus, target of revenge porn and former congresswoman Katie Hill discusses her fight to make the creators of this content more accountable and how we need to get a handle on this technology before it's too late. So are deepfakes harmless fun and expressions of our free speech or will they be the end of legitimacy on the internet as we know it?Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code WILDTECH at Manscaped.comFor a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more at Purple.com/wildtech10, promo code wildtech10!Visit EXPRESSVPN.com/WILD right now, and you can claim an extra 3 months of ExpressVPN for FREE!Go to HelloFresh.com/80wild and use code 80wild to get a total of $80 off across 5 boxes, including free shipping on your first box!Just head to totalleecase.com and use code WILDWILDTECH to get 25% off!Follow Wild Wild TechInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildwildtechpod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wildwildtechpod/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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