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Monday, Oct 14, 2019: Deepfakes, Libra, Cost of Old Tech, Black Hole Marketing & An Acquisition

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Monday, Oct 14, 2019: Deepfakes, Libra, Cost of Old Tech, Black Hole Marketing & An Acquisition
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Five things to know today

  •  Deepfakes in both video and written word.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/what-is-deepfake-and-how-it-might-be-dangerous.html

https://www.wsj.com/articles/readers-beware-ai-has-learned-to-create-fake-news-stories-11571018640 

  • Facebook continues to loose support for project Libra

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/11/20910330/mastercard-stripe-ebay-facebook-libra-association-withdrawal-cryptocurrency

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/11/ebay-drops-out-of-facebook-libra-cryptocurrency-one-week-after-paypal.html

  • Data on the cost of older technology

https://www.itbusiness.ca/news/canadian-smbs-incur-a-potential-productivity-loss-of-ca2-billion-using-older-technology/112660 

  • How a black hole is great marketing.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fortnite-season-11-event-ended-with-a-cosmic-explosion-and-now-the-game-is-gone/

 AND

  • Another acquisition in the cyber security space

https://www.msspalert.com/investments/sophos-acquired-by-private-equity/

 

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