"We need to ensure that we can build these trust networks, and we need to ensure that ABC can efficiently vet what's real and what's not. But what we give up is the ability for a random person on the street, someone who's in the right place at the right time or a whistleblower — if they can't prove provenance then you really will never be able to trust them." … [Read more...] about The future of fake news: Can you tell a real video from a deepfake?
And whose corruption would that be? Someone else’s, you can be sure. Later Monday at the United Nations, where last year world leaders laughed at him when he boasted about how much he’d accomplished, Trump hinted that he himself might release transcripts, but that was false bravado. Shortly afterward, he withdrew that hint on the grounds that he didn’t want to create such a “bad precedent” over such a “nice call.” He then volunteered there was no quid pro quo. “I did not make a statement that you have to do this or I'm not gonna give you aid. I wouldn't do that.” He added his trademark: that if he had, there wouldn’t have been anything wrong with it. “I think it probably, possibly would have been OK if I did." … [Read more...] about Dodging Mueller Made Trump Cocky Enough to Get Himself Impeached
"It's not the flashiest of all things, but it's clean and it's functional and the lucky thing is most of these hospitality workers are young and they don't mind sharing a house," he said. … [Read more...] about Property prices booming in Tasmanian holiday town of St Helens
Key points:One history lecturer, who describes himself as a sceptic, says he treats ghost tales with respectHe's researching how sites with a dark history, such as jails and old psychiatric hospitals, develop a reputation as being hauntedA US psychology professor says old places can present us with "ambiguous information" that makes it unclear whether we should feel threatened or not … [Read more...] about Ghost tales and grisly histories give ‘haunted’ buildings their scary appeal. Here’s how
"Fiskville is not very far from Bacchus Marsh in reality and therefore, there's a heightened awareness of the potential problems that issues regarding fire retardants may occur, because people understand what happened," he said. … [Read more...] about Communities call for transparency on future of contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel
I like this new look for the so-called gig economy, because people like Pruitt get to put their personal knowledge and personality to work rather than performing app-directed tasks like delivering food or people to destinations. Pruitt did the math: If she hosts one tour a week with at least 10 guests, she could make $1,200 a month after Airbnb’s cut. … [Read more...] about Oakland tours send a message: Postcard scavenger hunts boost local spots, interactions