Controversial deepfake app DeepNude shuts down hours after being exposed

Controversial deepfake app DeepNude shuts down hours after being exposed

Less than a day after receiving widespread attention, the deepfake app that used AI to create fake nude photos of women is shutting down. In a tweet, the team behind DeepNude said they “greatly underestimated” interest in the project and that “the probability that people will misuse it is too high.” DeepNude will no longer be offered for sale and further versions won’t be released. The team also warned against sharing the software online, saying…

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“Medicare for all” vs. “Medicare for all who want it” at the Democratic debate, explained

“Medicare for all” vs. “Medicare for all who want it” at the Democratic debate, explained

Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris want to abolish private insurance. Michael Bennet is not onboard. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris raised their hands at the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate to declare they wanted to abolish private health insurance and for the next 20 minutes, some of the other candidates on stage tried to talk them out of it. It was a repeat of a question moderators asked the first night,…

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Buttigieg and Biden acknowledged an important truth about undocumented workers

Buttigieg and Biden acknowledged an important truth about undocumented workers

Undocumented. Immigrants. Pay. Taxes. It was a brief, but remarkable moment. Two Democratic presidential candidates acknowledged that undocumented immigrants pay taxes. That they pump billions of tax dollars into Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That they pay billions in sales taxes and property taxes. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden were responding to moderator Savannah Guthrie, who asked them why they would extend subsidized healthcare to undocumented immigrants. “We…

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Kamala Harris made her opponents look like squabbling children

Kamala Harris made her opponents look like squabbling children

With a “food fight” joke, she came off as the adult in the room. Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate featured a lot of interrupting. But Sen. Kamala Harris cut through the noise. The candidates were asked what they would do to help workers learn new skills in a rapidly automating world. Former Vice President Joe Biden laid out a series of education proposals. Then chaos ensued, with candidates talking over each other. It was like…

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Spanish-language networks loved hearing Democrats debate en español

Spanish-language networks loved hearing Democrats debate en español

English-language networks dismissed and belittled a cultural milestone. Since the Democratic debate ended Wednesday evening, the jokes have not stopped coming about the candidates who spoke Spanish onstage. After former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker uttered several somewhat-broken Spanish sentences at the debate, Trevor Noah teased that it’s like “when Dad says, ‘Hola, como estas?’ to the waiter at the Mexican restaurant.” Cable news shows treated it as a curiosity. Hosts of The…

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Watch live: the first Democratic debate, night 2

Watch live: the first Democratic debate, night 2

Four of the top five candidates in the race will be onstage. We’re halfway through the first Democratic presidential debate — the second and final night of the event will take place from 9 to 11 pm Eastern on Thursday in Miami, and will air on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo. You can watch it at this YouTube link or through an over-the-top device or subscription streaming service that carries NBC — like Fubo or Sling…

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Vox Sentences: Cocaine plane detained in Spain

Vox Sentences: Cocaine plane detained in Spain

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Supreme Court hands down big rulings on gerrymandering and the census; Brazil’s “tough on crime” president finds himself in the middle of a drug bust. The biggest Supreme Court rulings of the year Getty Images The Supreme Court…

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