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The AI tech behind scary-real celebrity 'deepfakes' is being used to create completely fictitious faces, cats, and Airbnb listings

A new crop of websites shows the disturbing potential of deepfake technology The sites present pictures of faces, cats and buildings that are completely fake but look incredibly real. One of the site's creators says even people without computer programming experience can use freely available tools to create fake pictures in a couple of hours.  The Uber engineer behind another one of the sites says he made the site to "raise public awareness" about the new AI technology. Deepfake technology ha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Barack Obama, Trends, Nvidia, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, SCHMIDT, Wang, Chris Schmidt, Gan, Christopher Schmidt, Philip Wang, GitHub Nvidia

'It's awkward': What Washington Post employees are saying about owner Jeff Bezos' recent scandals

Jeff Bezos has been considered the The Washington Post's savior since he bought it in 2013. But recent scandal around his personal life has shaken some people at the company's image of him. Post employees expressed mixed feelings, with some saying the scandal humanizes him and others being less forgiving. Jeff Bezos has been credited with rejuvenating The Washington Post since he bought the paper a little more than five years ago. Amid great angst about the future of traditional news media, h...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Marty Baron, Enquirer, The Post, New York City Read, Enquirer People

February 20 roundup

Get me Civics, and make it an emergency: West Virginia legislature “moves to withhold judicial retirement benefits until state supreme court overturns a ruling” [Gavel to Gavel] Do threats to publish intimate pictures of Jeff Bezos fall under provisions of criminal blackmail law? [Eugene Volokh] Manuel Reyes, head of the Puerto Rico Food Marketing, Industry and Distribution Chamber, argues that policy shifts have heightened the costs of the Jones Act [Cato Daily Podcast with Caleb Brown, ea...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Uncategorized, West Virginia, Judges, Jeff Bezos, Oklahoma, CALEB BROWN, Eugene Volokh, Ilya Somin, Ilya Shapiro, Taxis And Ridesharing, Voter Fraud, Gavel, Ryan Bourne, Manuel Reyes

What 12 of the world's most famous executives looked like when they were younger

Sometimes it's hard to picture what business leaders were like before they became successful. We dug up old photos of famous business executives, to give a taste of who they once were. Tesla founder Elon Musk once chose to live off a dollar a day, just eating hot dogs and oranges, to see if he could stomach life as an entrepreneur. Twitter boss Jack Dorsey was obsessed with emergency service vehicle dispatch as a kid meanwhile.  Scroll down to read early stories of these famous business execut...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, McDonald, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Wired Mark Zuckerberg Facebook

Amazon is taping up windows and hiring security to keep its 'Lord of the Rings' series secret

Amazon Studios' boss told the Hollywood Reporter about the steps it is taking to keep its "Lord of the Rings" series secret. She said the show's writers are being kept in a secure room with no natural light in order to prevent leaks. Amazon announced it was turning JRR Tolkien's fantasy epic into a TV series in late 2017. Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has revealed that the firm is going to extraordinary lengths to keep its "Lord of the Rings" series under wraps. In an interview with The ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Amazon Prime Video, Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios, Jeff Blackburn, Patrick McKay, Tolkein, Jennifer Salke, Salke, JD Payne

The 23 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in tech

Tim Cook is arguably the most prominent LGBTQ+ person in tech, but he isn't the only one. There are LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in prominent roles as venture capitalists, diversity in tech advocates, and C-suite level executives at large tech companies like IBM and Microsoft. Here are 23 of the most influential and notable people in tech who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. The atmosphere in Silicon Valley, where "bro culture" is rampant, is not know for being kind to anyone "different." ...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Chris Hughes, Grindr, Sean Eldridge, Joel Simkhai, New Republic, Eldridge

How to read fiction to build a startup

“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were 15, it will tell it to you aga...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Books, Youtube, Fiction, Book Review, Tech, Beijing, Bill Gates, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley, South Pacific, Susan Wojcicki, Jeff Bezos

Amazon's HQ2 decision is caught in a political firestorm, its CEO is tabloid fodder, its guidance was weak — and its stock hasn't budged. Here's why. (AMZN)

Despite a maelstrom of events surrounding Amazon in recent weeks, its stock's reaction has been relatively muted. In interviews with Markets Insider, analysts attributed the stock's lack of action to investors choosing to ignore what they see as "noise," and focusing on the company's fundamentals.  Follow Amazon's stock here on Markets Insider. If an Amazon shareholder had fallen into a deep sleep for the last month or so and woke up this week, they might check on their investment and figure...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Queens, Xiaomi, Jeff Bezos, Goldman, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Davidson, CFRA, Long Island City, AMZN

Amazon was having official talks with city officials just the day before it canceled the New York HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon was still trying to hammer out a deal with New York officials and union representatives, just the day before the company officially canceled plans for its proposed HQ2 headquarters in NYC, Bloomberg reports. Amazon executives, city officials, and union heads reportedly met Wednesday to address "outstanding issues" related to the proposal. A labor union president told Bloomberg that those present at the meeting had "all agreed" to the negotiated terms, so he was "amazed" when Amazon canc...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Labor, New York City, City, Trends, Bloomberg, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Andrew Cuomo, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Long Island City, New York City They

Michael Sanchez insists he didn't leak Jeff Bezos' racy selfies, but he keeps refusing to answer a key question

The accusation that Jeff Bezos' intimate texts to former TV host Lauren Sanchez were leaked to the National Enquirer by Sanchez's brother, Michael Sanchez, has been widely reported. CNN, The Daily Beast, and the Associated Press have all cited sources this week who believe Sanchez leaked information about the relationship. Business Insider has been in regular contact with Sanchez for seven days. He has consistently declined to comment about the allegations he passed the texts to the Enquirer. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Howard, Jeff, Bezos, Becker

CHARLIE MUNGER ON HQ2: 'Driving the rich people out is pretty dumb if you're a state or a city' (AMZN)

Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, weighed in on Amazon's decision to cancel its plan to bring a second headquarters to New York City. He told CNBC in an interview on Thursday that states like New York that he says are "driving the rich people out" are "pretty dumb." Amazon's surprise announcement on Thursday sparked a debate across the political spectrum over whether the decision was a victory or a loss. Follow Amazon's share price here on Markets Insider.  Charlie Mun...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Florida, New York, California, New York City, Trends, Hawaii, Connecticut, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Munger, Charlie Munger

A Jeff Bezos letter from 1997 about 'reversible decisions' sheds some light on the shock Amazon HQ2 u-turn

Amazon announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its proposed HQ2 in Queens, Long Island City following fierce political opposition. The change of direction was welcomed by some politicians and lamented by others. A 1997 letter to shareholders from Jeff Bezos sheds some light on his approach to reversing big decisions. Bezos said that big companies have a tendency to think all big decisions are irreversible, when in fact the majority are reversible. This week Amazon made the shock announcem...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Long Island City, Alex Kantrowitz, Amazon However, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Queens Long Island City, RWDSU, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Why Amazon canceled its plan to build HQ2 in NYC

Amazon had spent years on a controversial campaign to select cities where it plans to build giant corporate campuses.In November, the retail giant announced plans to build its so-called HQ2 in Virginia and New York.On Thursday, Amazon cancelled its plans to build in New York following backlash from local lawmakers, union leaders, and protestors. None Amazon has cancelled its plans to build a headquarters building in New York City after facing backlash from local lawmakers and others opposed in t...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Politics, New York, Government, Virginia, Milwaukee, New York City, Investment, Policy, Innovation, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, Cuomo

Mayor Bill de Blasio slams Amazon for scrapping its HQ2 project in New York City (AMZN)

Amazon on Thursday announced it had canceled its planned HQ2 project for New York City. In a blog post announcing its plans, Amazon called out state and local politicians for their opposition to the second headquarters. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had been a key supporter of the project, released a statement Thursday saying "Amazon threw away" an opportunity. New York City's mayor had a stern message for Amazon on Thursday morning after the company announced it would no longer be setting up par...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, De Blasio, Northern Virginia, Nashville Tennessee, Long Island City, New York City Amazon, Long Island City Queens, New York City AMZN, Queens Virginia

Amazon’s HQ2 Dumps New York on Valentine’s Day

It's been a rough week for the world's richest man: As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' battle with the National Enquirer rages on, his company announced its romance with Long Island City, Queens, is over and it will not build part of a second headquarters there. "A number of state and local politicians have made it...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, General, Advertising, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Long Island City Queens

Behind on Jeff Bezos' beef with the National Enquirer? Here's the complete timeline of the feud to catch you up (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos recently published a bombshell blog post in which he claimed that the National Enquirer was engaging in "extortion and blackmail" by threatening to release his intimate personal texts and photos. It's the latest dramatic development in a feud that started in early January, when Bezos announced that he and wife MacKenzie Bezos were seeking a divorce — shortly before a story in the National Enquirer revealed that the Amazon CEO was having an extramarital affair with former TV anchor ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, MacKenzie, AMZN, D E Shaw Co, MacKenzie Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Business Insider Forbes

Jordan Peterson's take on the origins of the Buddha

During this class, Jordan Peterson describes how overprotective parenting led to the creation of Buddhism.Peterson compares the Buddhist origin myth with the story of Eden.Both tales deal with the onset of consciousness and mortality and therefore are universal in appeal. None Jordan Peterson begins at the outset of the origin myth. Siddhārtha Gautama's father was a local oligarch in the region of modern-day Nepal. It was prophesied that his child would either become a great political king or s...
Tags: Psychology, Elon Musk, Adventure, China, Compassion, Meditation, Nepal, Innovation, Morality, Buddhism, Jeff Bezos, Derek, Buddha, Buddhist, Peterson, Siddhartha Gautama

The Battle Of The Billionaires As Elon Musk And Jeff Bezos Try To Out-Carnegie Each Other

At least these guys are using their wealth to fund interesting, Carnegiesque endeavors.
Tags: Elon Musk, Money, Law, Finance, Wealth, Jeff Bezos, Andrew Carnegie, Jonathan Wolf, Philanthropic

Jeff Bezos shot straight to the top of a ranking of America's biggest donors — here's how much tech moguls gave away to good causes in 2018

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published its "Philanthropy 50," ranking of the top donators to good causes in the US. Top among donators was the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos. It was the first time the Amazon CEO has appeared in the list. Other tech moguls including Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, and Sheryl Sandberg featured prominently. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published its ranking of the top 50 US donators to philanthropic causes in 2018. Figures from the world of tech featured pro...
Tags: Amazon, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Philanthropy, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Benioff, Jeff, Evan, Melinda, Marc, Sandberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Apple quietly makes billions from Google Search each year, and it's a bigger business than Apple Music. Google paid Apple $9.4 billion in 2018 to be the default search engine on the iPhone, according to a new Goldman Sachs estimate. Apple's rumored subscription news service will reportedly be announced at an event next month. Apple will host a March 25th event at The Steve Jobs Theater in its Apple Park campus where it's expec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Hungary, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Un, Goldman Sachs, Bill, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer

Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Playboy, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Karen McDougal, National Enquirer American Media Inc

See inside the modest Bellevue, Washington, house Jeff Bezos was renting when he started Amazon, now on the market for $1.5 million (AMZN)

The home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is now up for sale. It's a nearly 1,600-square-foot three-bedroom ranch house in Bellevue, Washington, just outside of Seattle. Bezos was renting it in 1994 and started the business in the garage. The home was renovated since Bezos lived there and is now on the market for $1.49 million. House hunters in Bellevue, Washington, have a new option to choose from — and this one's historic. A new home on the market is the very same one that Jeff Bezos was r...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Walmart, House, Jeff Bezos, Times, Seattle, Bezos, Seattle Times, Sullivan, Bellevue Washington, Pat Sullivan, John L Scott Real Estate, Seattle Bezos

Bill Gates is worth $96 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter, highlighting the biggest surprises of 2018. Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $96.5 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter, in which they h...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Washington, Trends, Bill Gates, Bill, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Gates, Forbes, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Breakthrough Energy, Forbes While, Jay Z Bill Gates

Southern Spars quiet on billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' superyacht

West Auckland boat manufacturer Southern Spars has declined to comment on speculation the company is creating three huge masts for Jeff Bezos' super yacht.The Herald understands Avondale-based Southern Spars is working on a high-tech... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, Herald, Avondale, West Auckland, Southern Spars

A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos used to work for Amazon for 9 years

A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos used to be a loyal servant of the billionaire at Amazon, The Wall Street Journal reports. American Media Inc's Deputy General Counsel Jon Fine worked at Amazon from 2006 to 2015, and was focused primarily on publishing and the company's Kindle business. Fine took up a job at AMI in November 2018. He wrote two of the emails published in Bezos' explosive blog post last week, in which he accused the Enquirer of extortion. A law...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Journal, Martin, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, Gavin de Becker, American Media Inc, Dylan Howard, American Media Inc AMI

The house where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is up for sale

The Seattle home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994 is on the market for $1.5 million. Bezos did much of the early work in the property's garage, setting the company on a path to becoming one of the biggest in the world. The post The house where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is up for sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Bezos, Bezos Home

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon is acquiring WiFi router company Eero. Eero makes "mesh" Wi-Fi routers, which help blanket even the largest spaces with a strong wireless internet signal. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Apple and Google accused of helping "enforce gender apartheid" by hosting a Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country. Under Saudi law, every woman has a legal "guardian" who can restrict her trav...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mars, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, US District Court, Alexa, Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' scandal triggers alarm for other billionaires

Even the world's richest person couldn't stop a nude selfie leak.When Jeff Bezos alleged in a blog post-Thursday that he was the victim of blackmail attempts by the publisher of the National Enquirer, he underscored risks particular... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer

You Can Now Buy the House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon, If You Really Have to Or Something

If you have ever, for some ungodly reason, desired to live in Jeff Bezos’s old house—well you can do that now, for the low, low price of just under $1.5 million.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Science, Technology, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Seven Figures, House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon

Amazon is acquiring WiFi router company Eero, which helps blanket your entire home with strong wireless internet signal (AMZN)

Amazon is acquiring Eero, the pioneering WiFi router company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eero makes so-called mesh WiFi routers, which help blanket even the largest spaces with a strong wireless internet signal.  It's the latest big-ticket Amazon smart-home acquisition, following home security companies Blink and Ring. Eero continues to face strong competition from the likes of Netgear, Linksys, and even Google. Amazon is acquiring the home mesh WiFi router company Eero, the compa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Qualcomm, Shasta Ventures, Trump, Netgear, Google Amazon, AMZN, Eero, Dave Limp, Eero Beacon, Netgear Linksys, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services

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