UK to criminalize deepfake porn sharing without consent • TechCrunch

UK to criminalize deepfake porn sharing without consent • TechCrunch

Brace for yet another expansion to the UK’s Online Safety Bill: The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the law which are aimed at protecting victims of revenge porn, pornographic deepfakes and other abuses related to the taking and sharing of intimate imagery without consent — in a crackdown on a type of abuse…

Fenix Games raises $150M for blockchain game publishing

Fenix Games raises $150M for blockchain game publishing

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching. Fenix Games has raised $150 million to create a new kind of publisher for blockchain gaming. The idea is to create a publisher and platform company that plays a…

Black Friday deals 2022 live: 100+ best sales online

Black Friday deals 2022 live: 100+ best sales online

(Image: ZDNET) Black Friday is here. You no longer have to wait to snag the year’s best deals on tech. Currently, we’re seeing tons of Black Friday discounts online for TVs, laptops, tablets, phones, and even Apple products like the AirPods and iPad. A number of big retailers — including Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy — have…

The best Black Friday Amazon deals on Kindles, Echo speakers, Fire TV devices and more

The best Black Friday Amazon deals on Kindles, Echo speakers, Fire TV devices and more

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing. Now that Amazon has not one but two…

Watching ‘1899’ on Netflix? Make Sure You Change This Setting

Watching ‘1899’ on Netflix? Make Sure You Change This Setting

1899 — the latest mystery from the creators of Dark — is out on Netflix. But folks watching it might be wondering why it feels a little bit off.  My wife brought this up after watching the show at her mother’s place. After asking a few questions, I came to the realization she’d been watching the dub…

Read “Post-Nihilism,” a Queer Romance in a Climate Apocalypse

Read “Post-Nihilism,” a Queer Romance in a Climate Apocalypse

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Now for something a bit different to distract you this Thanksgiving. io9 has run short fiction before, from our collaborations with Lightspeed Magazine to excerpts from novels big and small. But here’s “Post-Nihilism,” an original tale of love and hope in a near-future world ravaged by climate disaster, from Gizmodo’s…

73 Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Right Now (2022)

73 Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Right Now (2022)

The Salesmas season started a bit early this year, but that’s only made things more confusing—what’s really a deal? What’s not? It’s hard to know which deals to snag and which to walk away from. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. WIRED reviewers try countless gadgets, tools, and digital delights of all kinds…

Black Friday laptop deals 2022: The best discounts from Apple, Samsung, Dell, and more

Black Friday laptop deals 2022: The best discounts from Apple, Samsung, Dell, and more

UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2022, 6:15 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest Black Friday laptop deals. Here’s a brief overview: BEST MACBOOK DEAL: The 2021 Apple MacBook Pro (M1 Pro chip, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) is a 14-inch workhorse from late 2021 with a gorgeous Liquid Retina XDR…

Elon Musk will bring the worst people on the internet back to Twitter

Elon Musk will bring the worst people on the internet back to Twitter

The decision to reverse years of moderation work at Twitter effectively trashes Musk’s original promise: to create a diverse council that would help adjudicate serious moderation decisions. Musk backed away from that idea by later blaming “political/social activist groups” for breaking an alleged “deal” — a claim nobody has verified and that advertisers deny. Twitter…

Musk says Twitter will offer “amnesty” to suspended accounts • TechCrunch

Musk says Twitter will offer “amnesty” to suspended accounts • TechCrunch

Elon Musk said Thursday Twitter will grant “a general amnesty” to accounts that had been suspended from the platform beginning next week. The CEO posted a poll the day earlier over whether the platform should restore affected accounts. The news comes within a week of Musk also ending former president Donald Trump’s ban from the…