The ability to distort reality has taken an exponential leap forward with ‘deep fake’ technology applied to videos, says a California Law Review paper. The authors say so-called ‘deep fake’ videos have already moved from the world of porn to politics.
Three defendants were dropped in the lurid case of a New Mexico compound when prosecutors failed to schedule a court hearing. Two others remain charged. Prosecutors said they found a document called “Phases of a Terrorist Attack.”
Attorneys for Mariia Butina asked a court to release her while her case is pending. They argued that the government’s claims rely “on innuendo and undefined phrases, soundbites and alarmist buzzwords.”
Reality Winner of Georgia received a record-setting prison sentence — five years and three months behind bars — for leaking a top-secret government report about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The plea deal avoided a trial that might have revealed sensitive government information.
Federal air marshals closely monitored about 5,000 U.S. citizens on domestic flights in recent months under the controversial “Quiet Skies” program, but none was deemed so suspicious that they required further scrutiny, the Transportation Security Administration told a congressional briefing.
Reality Winner, a former National Security Agency contractor and the first person to be prosecuted in the Trump administration for leaking classified information, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Prosecutors recommended Winner, 26, serve five years and three months in prison for sending a news outlet secret information about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Prison guards practiced this month for something that hasn’t happened at Guantánamo in a decade: receiving a new war-on-terror detainee. Any new prisoners are likely to be members of the Islamic State, not al-Qaida.
The White House and Secret Service are trying to determine how a National Security Council contractor was able to keep working in the highly secure presidential compound for more than a month after he allegedly shot a man at his Maryland home.
U.S. border authorities may not search the cellphones of travelers without having some reason to believe a particular traveler has committed a crime, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled.