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Samsung Can Now Create Fake Videos of Your Face Using Single Images

From prepforthat.com

Samsung AI Center’s Moscow research team have combined with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology to publish a new document that shows how terrifying new software can be used to create 3-dimensional talking heads. The images are created via still images. The software’s creations are nothing short of stunning and scary. It can take a regular, common image of anyone and produce what appears to be a video communication from that person. Of course, the implications of such technology are unsettling. This means rival governments will be capable of serving up a completely fake video of politicians. It also means countries such as the United States could leverage such technology for its own purposes.

The researchers published document can be found here. It claims that as little as one image is needed to create the life-like videos. Although, the software tends to work most accurately when given a series of images, rather than a single image. “Crucially, only a handful of photographs (as little as one) is needed to create a new model, whereas the model trained on 32 images achieves perfect realism and personalization score in our user study (for 224p static images).”

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Swedish corporations are now implanting their workers with microchips

From prepforthat.com

Swedish corporations are now implanting their workers with microchips. Employees are taking to social media and posting the surgical procedure photos.

Swedish medical staff surgically implants the chips into the area between the thumb and index finger. The goal is to offer Swedes more convenience in everyday life. Earlier this month, we reported that U.K. companies are beginning to ask that their employees be microchipped similar to the Swedes.

Many Swedish companies ask employees to voluntarily sign up for a microchip implant. And workers are accepting the offers and volunteering to have the procedures done. Of course, one must consider the ramifications of such “volunteer-based” microchipping. I’ll get to that in a bit.

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Since the nationwide protest against NZ’s 1080 use social media numbers have ballooned from 154K to 207K & that’s not including opposition outside of social media

Thanks to Carol Sawyer for this update:
AN UPDATE ON NUMBERS! – ANTI-1080 FACEBOOK GROUP MEMBERS/FOLLOWERS SMASH THE 200,000 THRESHOLD!!

So… what has happened since the huge, nationwide protest on September 8, 2018?

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A hikoi against 1080 use in NZ culminated in thousands protesting nationwide on 8 September … folk continue to protest nationwide
Many thought this was a temporary surge in anti-1080 enthusiasm and that it would drop off. Not so! If you count the nine groups listed in my original posts on membership, the figures are :

27 August, 2018 – 154,575
6 September, 2018 – 175,627
4 December, 2018 – 184,421

So, since 27 August, 2018, numbers of the nine main groups have grown by 29,846 people…..or THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE PER DAY!

The total for anti-1080 membership/followers on Facebook groups is now well over 200,000. See below. (All groups listed here are current, and active up to today!)

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There are of course many groups that are not listed here. I have only listed those groups with 1,000 or more followers or members.

Here they are again with the latest figures and now three new groups have reached the 1,000 member target – “America Against 1080 – Stop Poison Drops in New Zealand”, “Operation Ban 1080 Open”, and “ABC’s of 1080”.

PLUS there are three groups of over 1,000 members that I realized I didn’t count before – “Stop 1080 Poison “, “Anti 1080 Action Ruapehu”, and “Ban 1080 Poison in New Zealand”.

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Groups with more than 1,000 members /followers :

Operation Ban 1080 – 84,670
NO to 1080 Use in NZ – 31,821
1080 Eyewitness – 22,065
Ban 1080 Party – 13,888
Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation – 9.389
New Zealand’s Not Clean Green – 8,688
The Graf Boys – 6,211
Ban 1080 – South Island – 4,331
Ban 1080 Poison in New Zealand – 4,224
Stop 1080 Poison – 3,944
Operation Ban 1080 Open – 3,875
Stop 1080 NOW – 3,408
Anti 1080 Action Ruapehu – 1,776
ABC’s of 1080 – 1,118
America Against 1080 – Stop the Poison Drops in New Zealand – 1,003

TOTAL = 200,411

PS : There will be some overlap, particularly between “Operation Ban 1080” and “Operation Ban 1080 Open” members, but counteracting that there are many CURRENT groups just under the 1,000 member threshold.

For example –

Groups with under 1000 members/ followers :

Stop Poisoning Coromandel Peninsula – 987
1080 in Fiordland – 819
Church of Poison Free New Zealand – 775
1080 Poison Protest Action TPPA – 743
Save Raukumara From 1080 – 722
1080 Alternatives NZ – 721
Stop 1080 Poison Fox Baits in Tasmania – 453
1080 Free Rolleston – 438
NZ Farmers Against 1080 Poison – 417
Whangarei Ban 1080 – 266
Northland 1080 – 238
Dunedin Against 1080 – 146

TOTAL = 6,725

…and many more smaller groups.

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OVERALL TOTAL MEMBERSHIP/FOLLOWING OF ABOVE GROUPS = 207,136!!!!!!