Engadget: Twitch unveils its own desktop broadcasting app

Engadget: Twitch unveils its own desktop broadcasting app. “Until now, people who stream their gameplay or lives on Twitch have done so through a PS4, Xbox One, Twitch’s mobile app, Twitch Sings or third-party software. As of today, there’s another option for those hoping to become the next Ninja, Dr. Disrespect or Pokimane: Twitch Studio.”

CNN: The Democratic Party deepfaked its own chairman to highlight 2020 concerns

CNN: The Democratic Party deepfaked its own chairman to highlight 2020 concerns. “The Democratic National Committee wanted to demonstrate the potential threat to the 2020 election posed by deepfake videos — clips created with artificial intelligence that can make people appear to do or say things they never did. So the committee came up with a novel solution: It had experts make one, with its chair as the victim.”

Reuters: NBA, Twitch announce deal for digital rights to USA Basketball

Reuters: NBA, Twitch announce deal for digital rights to USA Basketball. “USA Basketball is the governing body of American basketball and fields men’s and women’s teams for international competitions, including this year’s International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup in China starting Aug. 31 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. NBA handles media and marketing partnerships for the organization.”

Wired: Now Even Funerals Are Livestreamed—and Families Are Grateful

Wired: Now Even Funerals Are Livestreamed—and Families Are Grateful . “In a culture obsessed with tweeting and Instagramming every moment of life, it’s little surprise that streaming extends to death. Funeral livestreaming services have been around for more than a decade, but the practice has recently exploded in popularity, says Bryant Hightower, president-elect of the National Funeral Directors Association.”

Bloomberg Government: Facebook, Google, Twitter Detail How to Address Deepfake Videos

Bloomberg Government: Facebook, Google, Twitter Detail How to Address Deepfake Videos. “Facebook, Twitter and Google are considering policy changes on handling realistic but fake videos and images following a widely circulated doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the companies told a key lawmaker. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) asked the three companies in July 15 letters to detail how they planned to address doctored videos and images, including ‘deepfakes,’ which are manipulated content created with artificial intelligence.”

Lifehacker: HP’s YouTube Channel Is Now a Treasure Trove for Tech Support and Tinkering

Lifehacker: HP’s YouTube Channel Is Now a Treasure Trove for Tech Support and Tinkering. “Either some intern is having the most boring Silicon Valley summer or HP’s YouTube team has gone mad with power. Whatever the reason, the company has been on a YouTube flurry lately, uploading hundreds of detailed technical support videos covering countless ways to disassemble, fix, and otherwise mess with its many laptops, desktops, and other products.”

Lollapalooza 2019: YouTube lets you watch without heading to Chicago (CNET)

CNET: Lollapalooza 2019: YouTube lets you watch without heading to Chicago. “If you can’t make it out to Chicago’s Grant Park for Lollapalooza this year, there’s still a way to watch the four-day music festival. YouTube will be streaming Lollapalooza 2019, the company said Wednesday.”