Microsoft has unveiled a video detection tool aimed at spotting computer-manipulated images, aka deepfakes, just 60 days ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Microsoft’s Video Authenticator flags fake news clips and lets news outlets and political campaigns watermark content to prove authenticity. The technology works by “detecting the blending boundary of the deepfake and subtle fading or greyscale elements that […]

Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems Announced

The U.S. government has published a list of cybersecurity principles intended to be implemented by the makers of space vehicles to keep them safe from unauthorized intrusions. The “Space Policy Directive-5” released Friday outlines five general precepts that should be considered by “developers, manufacturers, owners, and operators of space systems” so that they “design, build, operate, and manage them so that they are […]

Elon Musk to Demonstrate Brain-Hacking Device

Elon Musk is set to show off his working brain-hacking device on Friday, BBC News reports. The demonstration will feature a robot and “neurons firing in real time,” according to several tweets about the reveal. The electric car maker’s brain-hacking company, Neuralink, applied to start human trials last year, according to BBC. His goal is to give people superhuman powers […]

Immunity to Coronavirus Could Be Lost in Months

A disturbing new study reveals that people who are infected with COVID-19 could lose their immunity to the novel coronavirus within months. Researchers at King’s College London analyzed the blood of infected patients and healthcare workers and found that the levels of protective antibodies peaked about three weeks after the first symptoms appeared. However, those antibodies were found in only […]