The FBI says the photo-editing app that went viral this summer is a ‘significant counterintelligence threat’ because of its ties to Russia

FaceApp, the viral photo-editing app that can make you look old or swap your gender using artificial intelligence, has come under close scrutiny because of its data security and Russian origins. Back in July, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to the FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to express his concerns over the national security risk posed by the popular FaceApp app that has proliferated across social media channels. The FBI responded to Schumer in a letter dated November 25th, informing him that FaceApp, along with any other mobile app developed in Russia, was a potential counterintelligence threat. Schumer tweeted a copy of that letter Monday. Visit… Read More

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A professional ballerina breaks down 11 iconic ballet scenes from pop culture

Ballerinas figure prominently in movies and TV, with depictions ranging from spot-on to unrealistic. We sat down with Isabella Boylston, a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, to discuss 11 of the most well-known ballet scenes, drawing from dance movies like “Suspiria” and “Black Swan” and TV shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Isabella gives us her thoughts on what makes ballet and hip-hop such a great match onscreen, from movies like “Step Up” and “Save The Last Dance” to music videos like Kanye West’s “Runaway.” Having danced for Jennifer Lawrence in “Red Sparrow”, Isabella talks about the important role that ballet doubles play in making A-list actors… Read More

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Pompeo Warns EU Countries To Stay Away From Chinese Firms For 5G

Watch Video Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned European countries in an op-ed for Politico Europe not to “trust Chinese firms with critical networks.” He urged leaders to “put security first with 5G” and was quick to call out Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. The U.S. has accused Huawei of stealing intellectual property. It blacklisted the company earlier this year, saying it believes Huawei poses a national security threat. Since then, Washington’s been warning other countries to stay away from the firm. Huawei has denied the allegations. He wrote: “With so much on the line, it’s urgent that trustworthy companies build these 21st-century information arteries. Specifically, it’s critical that… Read More

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Chewy Cyber Monday sales include deals of up to 60% off pet food, dog toys and gear, cat trees, and more

Chewy’s Cyber Monday deals include up to 60% off many of their most popular pet treats and supplies now through the end of today You can save up to 40% off dog food, 30% off cat food, 50% off cat litter, 60% off beds, crates, and pet gear, and 30% off toys. We’re also tracking all the best Cyber Monday deals so you can find great products at great prices. We’re also keeping tabs on the best Cyber Monday deals available at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart. If you’re a Disney fan, there’s a great deal on Disney Plus as well. Check out Business Insider Coupons to potentially save… Read More

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