Items tagged with Celebrities

We've entered an age with technology and software where you can't always believe what you hear, and with deepfakes, we can't always believe what we see. The video below shows what happens when you combine a voice actor who can do exceptional celebrity impersonations with AI-powered deepfake tech, to map the celebrity's face on the head of the impressionist. The result is a video that looks extremely convincing and just plain awesome. The impressionist in this video is Jim Meskimen, and the video is titled "Pity the Poor Impressionist." In the video, he voices 20 different celebrities, some more convincingly than others. He does an excellent Tommy Lee Jones and Robert De Niro as well. The visuals... Read more...
Jan Souček, a security researcher from Prague, has uncovered a vulnerability in the security of the iOS Mail application that nefarious types can deploy against users of the app to gain access to their iCloud passwords.    The method published by Souček illustrates how an email can be sent to the hapless victim that uses HTML code that mimics the iCloud login pop-up window upon receipt. Then, after said victim has inadvertently tapped their iCloud password into the window's Password field and clicked OK, an email is sent back to the sender with that critical information. Specifically, the app vulnerability lies at the feet of a bug in the Mail app that prevents the HTML tag in e-mail... Read more...
Don’t you just hate it when random people spoof you on Facebook and your fans mistake the fake profile for yours? What, that doesn’t happen to you? No worries: Facebook’s latest announcement still applies to you. Sure, you won’t setting up a new “Verified” page or profile, but as a fan, you can now look for the blue-and-white checkmark to make sure that you’re visiting the official page for your favorite celeb, and not a knock-off. Image credit: Facebook The verified icon, which is a white checkmark on a blue circle, appears next to a verified celeb’s name in timelines, as well as search results. Facebook says that it is offering the verified pages... Read more...
With YouTube.com being the most popular of the video sharing websites, it's pretty easy to become a celebrity on there, assuming you're interesting enough to warrant the viewers. Those who do reach celebrity status on YouTube are now finding themselves in hot demand from competing websites. Some have left the YouTube community to earn a share of advertising revenue from other video sharing sites, however some are staying faithful to the YouTube community, as it's rumored to be introducing a revenue sharing service in the near future. "Mr. Tennenhaus, an aspiring comedy writer who gained a modest following on YouTube for his droll question-and-answer clips and other spots featuring... Read more...