A “deepfake” image from a video showing Hollywood star Jessica Alba's face morphed onto the body of a pornographic actress. Photo: Handout

China issues new rules to clamp down on deepfake technologies used to create and broadcast fake news

  • The regulation comes about one-and-a-half months after California introduced legislation to make political deepfakes illegal
Topic |   Internet

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A customer uses a facial recognition payment system at a KFC fast food restaurant in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo: AFP

China’s top fintech adviser sees ‘bright prospects’ for facial recognition payment systems

  • This year is expected to see the first widespread adoption of facial recognition payments, with an estimated 118 million Chinese users embracing it
  • Despite concerns over data privacy, the use of facial recognition for payments will expand rapidly in China, says fintech official
Topic |   Facial recognition

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