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In case you haven't heard, #ZAO is a Chinese app which completely blew up since Friday. Best application of 'Deepfake'-style AI facial replacement I've ever seen.

Here's an example of me as DiCaprio (generated in under 8 secs from that one photo in the thumbnail) 🤯
It's already under a lot of fire for user privacy protection under their terms and conditions. So consider this my sacrifice to demonstrate so you don't have to give up your portrait identity rights 😅
It’s clear that #ZAO isn’t really going for "accuracy" per se, but rather a "subjective" good looking result. Similar to a beauty cam, it retains facial structure of the original actors, so the cherry picked results more or less always looks good and encourages users to share.
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Un po' di info interessanti su #Libra, la nuova criptovaluta di #Facebook

Prima cosa da sapere: è una cosa ENORME, e tra un anno la userà chiunque in occidente. C'è dentro Mastercard e VISA, ma pure Uber, PayPal, Spotify, eBay. C'è di mezzo pure Coinbase, società finanziaria che finora era stata famosa soprattuto perché vendeva #Bitcoin facilmente.
Il video con cui viene presentata #Libra è particolarmente interessante per la narrazione: viene presentata come la *valuta globale*, che permetterà di superare i limiti delle attuali monete e permettere a tutti (a prescindere dal luogo) di partecipare al mercato globale.
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Happy #ChineseNewYear! 新年大吉

2019 is the Year of the Pig 🐷 This plump pig was made in Cyprus nearly 2,000 years ago – it’s a terracotta rattle that might have been used as a child’s toy. ow.ly/ePdm30nwBul
People born in the Year of the Pig are thought to be modest and honest, with lots of friends. What’s your zodiac animal?

Find out what your zodiac animal says about you in our #ChineseNewYear blog post: ow.ly/ePdm30nwBul
Did you know we’re also on #Weibo and #WeChat? Follow us!

Weibo: ow.ly/TrUt30nzMiF

WeChat: search for 大英博物馆BritishMuseum.
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Found in the #WeChat source code:

"setUin REBUILD data now ! DO NOT FUCKING TELL ME DB BROKEN !!!"
One of their guy like the f word:

"fucking samsung"
He managed to use fuck 3 times in the same sentence
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This is mindblowing. #WeChat #centralized

This is the stock. $TCEHY. #Tencent
This year's crash on the back of the Trumpian Trade War and subsequent $USDCNY devaluation. 25% off all time highs. It represents long term noise.
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A complicated situation on the ground: Writers face opaque and ever-shifting rules on banned subjects. Most self-censor to some degree to avoid repercussions that could end their careers. But many are also unwilling to avoid sensitive subjects. pen.org/forbidden-feed…
Despite many frustrations, there is still relatively more freedom of expression in online publishing, compared to traditional print. The prominent role of #socialmedia in #China has made creative fields more democratic as consumers have more ways to support creators.
As online censorship restrictions tighten, a deleted post is the least of some users’ worries. Writers and organizations have to contend with the possibility
that their social media accounts will get shut down entirely, or that administrators will get arrested.
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#THREAD: I am at the #COMMA2017 content summit conference. I'll be discussing #ASEAN integration, the digital media landscape and the #millennial agenda.

What is the future of news and media in ASEAN?

Stay tuned!
#CeritalahASEAN started with Ceritalah 25 years ago in the early 90s - during the height of print media. In those days, The Economist, The Straits Times, The New York Times, were really flourishing. Much of the 80s and 90s, I met with and talked to editors across the world.
Those publications were really dynamic and powerful.

But we've seen those publications come down. WSJ stopped printing in Asia. Jakarta Globe stopped printing in 2015. KiniBiz, Volume in Thailand also stopped printing....

What has come up to replace those institutions?
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