Fake Naked Photos of Thousands of Women Shared Online

  • Fake nude images of more than 100,000 women have been created from social media pictures and shared online, according to a new report
  • Clothes are digitally removed from pictures of women by Artificial Intelligence (AI), and then shared on the messaging app Telegram
  • Some of those targeted “appeared to be underage”, the report by intelligence company Sensity said, but those running the service said it was simply “entertainment”
  • Sensity claim the technology used is a “deepfake bot”.
  • Deepfakes are computer-generated, often realistic images and video, based on a real template, often used to create faked pornographic video clips of celebrities
  • Sensity’s chief executive Giorgio Patrini said the shift to using photos of private individuals is relatively new
  • “Having a social media account with public photos is enough for anyone to become a target,” he warned

Children Set to give Evidence for New Scottish Rights Bill

  • Children will give evidence on new legislation to enshrine a United Nations convention in Scots law
  • This will involve speaking to LGBT young people, those who have been in care and people with disabilities among others, in sessions with Who Cares? Scotland, LGBT Youth Scotland and the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
  • The legislation, which the Scottish Government aims to pass by the end of the parliamentary session, will ensure public authorities will have to act in accordance with the UN convention and uphold the rights enshrined within it
  • Committee convener Ruth Maguire said: “This legislation has the potential to transform the way public bodies approach the needs and rights of children and young people in Scotland.”

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