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Historic deefakes: deep nostalgia animates family photos and portraits

Historic Deefakes: Deep Nostalgia animates family photos and portraits

With deep nostalgia, myheritage uses registered users to convert old photos of their animated images into animated images. For animation, the service uses deefake algorithms, which provide the persons pictured on photos with a head movement, a wink or laughing.

Myheritage is a service that supports users in ancestor research and creating family tree. For example, the website offers dna kits for analysis. Software used for the new service is based on the company d-id specialized in tel aviv and specializing in the development of deidistor software software. Deefack refers to various methods to create videos created by using ki-or machine learning procedures that have been summarized from different content and still look authentic.

Animate photos and busts

Users can upload color or black female photos on the website that an algorithm subsequently analyzes. Detected faces provides the software with an animation. All facial animations are based on small reference videos of myheritage employees, which lend the photos to the photos with their movements to the photos. At the present time, only the faces of individual persons can be animated – one after the other, not at the same time.

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Virtual privacy office online

Information, tools and discussions to encourage personal initiative

Numerous individual laws and regulations govern data protection in germany. However, they are often incomprehensible – and even ineffective on the internet. New concepts must be found to eliminate this state of emergency. On the initiative of helmut baumler, the data protection commissioner of schleswig-holstein, a virtual data protection office was set up on the internet on tuesday. It tries to take not only government agencies, but also private individuals into the obligation – with more own initiative.

The office will be operated from kiel for the next two years. Almost all german data protection commissioners as well as colleagues from switzerland, the netherlands and canada are participating in the joint project. It is aimed at data protectionists, burghers, journalists, administrations and the economy. It offers information, discussion forums and a news ticker, as well as data protection tools that can be downloaded free of charge.

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Minister of state for media defended heren broadcasting contribution

Minister of State for Media Defended Heren broadcasting contribution

According to criticism, most recently, the minister of state for culture and media, monika guts (cdu), has placed itself before the public broadcasting. "Some current interventions from politics are suitable for damaging the public broadcasting at its reputation at a time in which we need it urgent than ever", said good foods of the german press agency.

Saxony’s minister prosident michael kretschmer (cdu) was though to stay in the increase as the funke’s media group reports. Young, there was the demands of the ranks of the cdu / csu to postpone the increase due to the coronavirus crisis and economic consequences.

First increase since 2009

The ministerial prospects had agreed in marz that the broadcasting contribution, which is the main source of income for ard, zdf and deutschlandradio, should rise per household per household from 17.50 euros to 18.36 euros. Saxony-anhalt had included. The landchifts followed a recommendation of an independent expert body – short kef. If the landchiefs sign the contract and agree with all state days, the increase – the first since 2009 – could enter into force on the year 2021.

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Inventory data: federal police and customs should access passwords

Inventory data: Federal police and customs should access passwords

In mid-july, the federal scarf court (bverfg) had assessed that state access to inventory data such as name, address and e-mail addresses must be limited by users. The federal ministry of the interior (bmi) has now submitted a speaker draft. However, it does not only intend to concretize the transmission rules for the service providers and the retrieval provisions for safety authorities, but also expand powers in particular of the federal police and of customs assists.

Exposed inventory data information

The project is considered expressive, because due to the announcement from karlsruhe also the controversial bill to the "combation of right-wing extremism and hate criminalitat" lies on ice. Federal president frank-walter steinmeier (spd) refused at the beginning of october, to sign the initiative adopted by the bundestag in june. The karlsruher richter had judged that "a sufficiently precise boundary of the intended use" of inventory data should be true.

According to the "anti-hate law" suppliers of telemedia services like whatsapp, ebay, facebook, google with gmail and youtube, tinder co. Sensitive data from suspects such as ip addresses and – usually clasps stored – passwords artwork to safety authorities. The legislator wants to extend the possibilities for inventory data information.

Health

British cheaply research with embryonic stem cells

After a long debate, the british house for the law now voted the therapeutic cloning of human embryos

After the british underhouse with the overwalling majority had already approved the law in the last month, which allows the use of human stem cells for therapeutic purposes (yes for therapeutic cloning), the oberhaus also made this attitude on monday. Thus, the train is free in the uk for the embryonic stem cell research.

As in the unterhaus so underlaid the coordination for the deputies in the upper house no faction force. Especially christian deputies turned against the law, the churches had already pronounced against the use of embryonic cells. In an open letter, christian, islamic and judian spiritual and representatives of sikh asked the oberhaus to make no decision to meet and use once again a committee for the exam.

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The destruction of nature accelerates itself

The wwf creates a living planet index

The world apparently slides not only in an economic crisis, but also the environmental problems are getting more briskant. The ozone hole has never been as rough as this year, which was at the same time the warmest year since a century. The 15 warmest years in this century existed since 1980.

After the investigation of arctic ice layers has shown that the emphasis that has brought the last ice age 12500 years to an end, not all and slow and slowly. Within only 50 years, the temperature on earth rose by about 30 degrees. New investigations on ice layers in the antarctic, which were carried out by the climatic james white, now revealed that this was not a regional process, because even here, the temperature rose at this time within a few decades by 6 degrees. Plants, animals and humans have little chance of adapting to the new conditions in such a quick time. Which grounds the emphasis occurred so fast is not yet known, but many scientists accept that people’s activities have one "normal" employment process.

Apple

Data savings warns of total failure at apple’s time capsule

Apple’s last version of the wlan router time capsule, which has not been officially offered since 2018, is still available for many users – also the possible backup feature via time machine is often used because they are very simple in mac networks use.

Two seagates affected

However, a data reclining company warns that it can lead to the obsolete, which were finalized three years ago by apple, to severely sold hard disk problems that drove to data loss. It is a design error in the seagate grenada series used by apple (st3000dm001 / st2000dm001, integrated from 2014 to 2018 in the 5. Generation of time capsule), the 030 data recovery berlin gmbh informs, which sees the problems regularly and the same as identical.

The problem: the advised ones come to a so-called ramp weakness. The integrated parking bolt on which the head is stored, breaks. They consist of two different materials. "Fruhe or later will break the parking bolt at this hard disk model, installed in a rather badly flowered time capsule, break", write the technicians.

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Gravenreuth to begin his imprisonment in february

In october, the lawyer, who had been convicted by law, was granted a stay of execution for the purpose of dissolving his law office

According to the berlin judicial authorities, the lawyer baron gunter von gravenreuth, who has been sentenced to an unconditional prison term, is still at liberty. Although he had already been summoned to appear in prison in october, a request for a deferred sentence was granted, which he justified, according to the enforcement department, by saying that he needed time to dissolve his law firm. He is now scheduled to begin serving his final sentence in february. However, berlin is keeping quiet about which institution this will be.

The fact that gravenreuth is not yet in custody was indicated by a fax with which he complained last week to the freising it lawyer thomas stadler, referring to ยง 10 of the german telemedia act (tmg), about a commentary by the regensburg lawyer markus baron von hohenhau in which stadler, however "neither a false statement of fact nor a defamatory criticism" could recognize the name of the lawyer and therefore did not remove him. Instead, lively discussions are taking place there and elsewhere on the web about internet access in prisons, possible legal remedies against serving a sentence, and the professional consequences of gravenreuth’s behavior.

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Violence and crimetate in the greek fubball

Violence and crimetate in the Greek Fubball

The injured stelios volitakis. Image: handout greek photo union

Fubball fans hurt sport photographers hard

The violent piraces in greece’s professional ball world continues. Young victim is a press photographer whose "pass" therein existed between traws masked hooligans and their goal. Through a litter with a chair, the photographer stelios volitakis was injured at the head. There is danger for his eyesight. His head injuries were treated in athens coarse accident hospital kat. To rescue his eyesight, the press photographer association of greece has searched a specialist. Three more people were slightly injured by the hooligans.

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Edel notebooks: dell xps 13 and xps 13 2-in-1 get tiger lake

Edel notebooks: Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 get Tiger Lake

Dell donates its showcase notebook xps 13 and its convertible brother xps 13 2-in-1 the compulsory upgrade to the eleventh core i generation (tiger lake). Both devices can be in this country in the overworked version (model number 9310) from tomorrow 1. October at prices from 1500 euros (xps 13) or 1550 euros (xps 13 2-in-1) be purchased.

Edel notebooks: Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 get Tiger Lake

The xps 13 2-in-1 is now also with light housing.

Greater changes away from the flotter processors and associated changes such as the change of thunderbolt 3 on thunderbolt 4 are not on – which is neither wondering nor bad: dell had already been at the ice lake versions of xps 13 and xps 13 2-in -1 of 16: 9 screens adopted; and self-reliable remain the work-friendly 16: 10 screens (and all other established amenities) at the tiger lake generation. The xps 13 2-in-1 inherits in the new edition the windows hello-capable ir webcam in the slim frame above the screen and the optional fabric housing from fiberglass mat instead of dark carbon mesh – both have only existed "normal" xps 13.