CES 2020: Plugable Launch New Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C dual DisplayPort dock

Plugable unveiled at new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C dual DisplayPort dock at CES on Tuesday. It offers 100W of host charging too. It means you can easily add two additional 4k displays to your Mac without any further external adaptors. It also has an integrated 1Gbps network adapter that supports connection to wired gigabit Ethernet networks. It is fully compatible with late 2016/Mid 2017/2018/2019 MacBook Pros, 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 Mac Mini, and mid 2017/2018/2019 iMacs. Plugable currently lists the device as “coming soon.”

Facebook to Ban Deepfakes, But Misinformation Remains

Facebook banned “deepfakes” on Monday. However, as The Guardian reported, its updated policy left plenty of loopholes for misinformation to get through.

The policy explicitly covers only misinformation produced using AI, meaning “shallow fakes” – videos made using conventional editing tools – though frequently just as misleading, are still allowed on the platform. The new policy, announced on Monday by Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, will result in the removal of misleading video from Facebook and Instagram if it meets two criteria: It has been edited or synthesised … in ways that aren’t apparent to an average person and would likely mislead someone into thinking that a subject of the video said words that they did not actually say. […] It is the product of artificial intelligence or machine learning that merges, replaces or superimposes content onto a video, making it appear to be authentic.

JBL, SanDisk, Legrand, LE Audio, and More from CES 2020 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-07

LAS VEGAS – Live from CES 2020, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts on the new stuff they’ve found. Cool Stuff Found includes JBL’s new Quantum gaming headsets, Legrand’s smart electrical panel, ChronoLife’s smart Nexkin shirt, SanDisk’s latest (r)evolution of the thumb drive (it’s got a lot of storage and it’s fast!), Bluetooth’s first audio evolution in decades, and even more. Listen, enjoy, and let us know what you think at [email protected]

Fresh Cambridge Analytica Leaks Reveal Scope of Manipulation

A fresh wave of Cambridge Analytica leaks is being disseminated by the press, and it reveals that its misinformation and manipulation reached at least 65 countries.

Platforms whose profiteering purpose is to track and target people at global scale — which function by leveraging an asymmetrical ‘attention economy’ — have zero incentive to change or have change imposed upon them. Not when the propaganda-as-a-service business remains in such high demand…

This campaign is still going, because Cambridge Analytica shut down and renamed itself as Emerdata.