Twitter is soliciting feedback to inform its new policy limiting the reach of "deepfakes," or video footage that has been altered in misleading ways. Twitter's vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey wrote in a blog post that Twitter might begin labeling tweets that include "synthetic or manipulated media" or warning users when they're sharing such content. ADVERTISEMENT"We propose defining synthetic and manipulated media as any photo, audio, or video that has been significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning," Harvey wrote, a policy that would account for both 'deepfakes' – footage that has been doctored using artificial intelligence – and 'shallowfakes' – video that has been significantly and selectively edited without advanced tools.A controversial video of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial … [Read more...] about Twitter solicits feedback on new ‘deepfakes’ policy
HOUSTON — Warriors forward Kevin Durant exhaled, grabbed his knees and stared at the floor. Within a five-second span, Durant and Stephen Curry — two of the best shooters in NBA history — had missed wide-open 3-point tries that would have tied the game. This was a fitting cap to Golden State’s 112-108 loss to the Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals at Toyota Center. In a matchup pitting the team that made revolutionary range foundational to a dynasty (the Warriors) against the one that took it to the extreme (Houston), Golden State was undone Monday night by a litany of misses from beyond the arc to fly back to Oakland with the series tied at 2-2. The Rockets hit 17 3-pointers to the Warriors’ eight to tie for the second-biggest differential in 3-pointers made by a Golden State opponent in NBA postseason history. Although Curry (30 points, eight assists) and Durant (34 points) wowed for stretches, they accounted for a combined 14 of the … [Read more...] about Rockets hold off Warriors, even series
On the 61st episode of the Warriors Off Court podcast, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Golden State beat writer, Connor Letourneau, is joined by sports columnist Ann Killion. Killion is in Houston with Letourneau to cover Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. After media availability Sunday, they caught up about Kevin Durant’s dominance, Stephen Curry’s struggles and whether the Warriors should be worried after getting out-hustled in Game 3. Warriors Off Court is available on Apple Podcasts and other podcast apps. Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Con_Chron Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks as Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker, left, and guard James Harden (13) watch during the second half of Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Houston. Houston won 126-121 in overtime. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)Photo: Eric … [Read more...] about Warriors Off Court, Ep. 61: Is Kevin Durant the best in the world?
LANDOVER, Md. - Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley, just over a month removed from sustaining a broken fibula, took part in an extended workout at FedEx Field today before the 49ers meet Washington. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday he was hoping Staley could return for the 49ers’ visit to Arizona on Oct. 31. He didn’t rule out Staley coming back to play against Carolina on Oct. 27. “I’m still hoping for Arizona,” Shanahan said. “That’s where I’m looking at him for. So maybe a chance for Carolina, but I would consider that very lucky, in my mind. I’m just hoping for Arizona.” Today, Staley moved well during his workout, which included short sprints. He did shake his left leg a few times while going through pass-protection sets. Staley is among a group of seven inactive players, six of whom are out due to injuries: The others are right tackle Mike McGlinchey (knee), cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (foot), nose tackle D.J. Jones … [Read more...] about 49ers’ Joe Staley, eyeing return, has extended pregame workout
LOS ANGELES - Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle will play today against the Rams after he sustained a groin injury in practice Friday that landed him on the injury report with a questionable designation. Kittle was jogging during pregame warmups and stretching with no obvious discomfort. Kittle’s availability is particularly important today given the host of injuries to other offensive players: right tackle Mike McGlinchey (knee), left tackle Joe Staley (leg) and fullback Kyle Juszczyk are out. Last year, Kittle had 14 catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams. That included a nine-catch, 149-yard performance in the season finale at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in which he broke the NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end in a season. For the Rams, three Pro Bowlers - linebacker Clay Matthews (jaw), running back Todd Gurley (quadriceps) and cornerback Aqib Talib (ribs) - are out. 49ers inactives: QB C.J. Beathard DT Jullian Taylor WR Jordan Matthews LT … [Read more...] about 49ers’ George Kittle will play vs. Rams with groin injury