Things in tech you need to know today




This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.


Facebook has banned deepfake videos and manipulated content from its site. The company said it was taking a multi-pronged approach to address the issue, including investigating deceptive behaviors in AI-generated content and partnering with academia, government, and industry to better identify manipulated content.


YouTube has overhauled its rules for children's content, and it could have a major impact on both creators and the company's business.  The policy upheaval carries legal risks for YouTube content creators, who are now responsible for choosing whether their content is made for children.


Sony has unveiled an electric car at CES. According to the BBC, the vehicle, called "Vision S," was shown during a surprise announcement at the show.


Impossible Foods has unveiled a new plant-based pork substitute at CES, BBC News reports. The firm is also offering a ground pork alternative, with its range of pork products designed to comply with kosher and halal rules.


Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais roasted Apple for its 'Chinese sweatshops' in front of hordes of celebrities as Tim Cook watched from the audience. Gervais described the Apple TV Plus drama "The Morning Show" as "made by a company that runs sweatshops in China.


"Sacha Baron Cohen satirically described Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a 'naive, misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda'. Baron Cohen made the satirical reference to Zuckerberg and the film 'Jojo Rabbit' during Sunday night's Golden Globes.


Instagram's US user growth dropped to single digits for the first time and it looks like it will keep falling. EMarketer estimated that Instagram is still growing in the US, but the pace of that growth slowed to 6.7% in 2019, down from growth of 10.1% in 2018.


Two couples whose Ring cameras were hacked have filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the Amazon company. The two couples have accused Ring of being negligent by not doing enough to secure their home cameras against cyberattacks.


Samsung created an invisible keyboard that uses AI to track your finger movements. SelfieType will use a front-facing camera to track your fingers and turn any empty surface into a virtual keyboard.


The last known Nintendo PlayStation is going up for auction. The owner of this incredibly rare piece of video game history said he's already turned down an offer of $1.2 million.




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