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    The Capture brings compelling deepfake thrills to Peacock’s launch lineup

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 3 July - 13:00 · 1 minute

NBC Peacock , the 370th streaming service to debut in the past 12 months, will publicly launch on July 15 after an Xfinity-exclusive soft launch earlier this year. That means it’s time to review the service’s exclusive series—though in the case of The Capture , one of Peacock’s most captivating launch options, that “exclusivity” is regional.

Unlike Peacock offerings like Brave New World and Intelligence , The Capture is an import for American viewers, having already aired on the online-only BBC Three in autumn 2019 . But it’s still decidedly current: a mystery thriller that revolves around deepfake technology and government distrust.

Due process versus “real” videos

By turns enthralling and suspenseful, The Capture is the sort of show one could easily binge in an afternoon. (In fitting BBC fashion, the series’ first season runs a lean six episodes.) It stars Holliday Grainger ( Strike ) as DI Rachel Carey, an SO15 officer on loan to Homicide & Serious Crime, who finds herself embroiled in the case of former Lance Corporal Shaun Emery, played by Callum Turner ( Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ).

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Letter with over 4,000 signatures calls on industry to act now and end ‘weak excuses’

The UK film and television industry “must put its money and practices where its mouth is” to tackle systemic racism , according to an open letter signed by more than 4,000 producers, writers, directors and actors.

Actors including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michaela Coel, Noel Clarke, David Oyelowo and Meera Syal, as well as presenter Anita Rani and directors Asif Kapadia, Gurinder Chadha and Rapman put their name to the open letter. They said that while messages of support of Black Lives Matter are “a first step”, the industry must do more “after decades of enabling racism in your ranks”.

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    Le militant de "Black Lives Matter" qui a sauvé un manifestant d'extrême droite raconte son geste

    news.movim.eu / HuffingtonPost · Monday, 15 June - 10:30 · 2 minutes

ROYAUME-UNI - Vous n’auriez sans doute jamais entendu parlé de Patrick Hutchinson, préparateur physique à Londres, si ce dernier n’avait pas réalisé un geste hautement symbolique.

Pendant les affrontements violents entre militants anti racistes et militants d’extrême droite à Londres le 13 juin, il s’est distingué en fendant la foule pour sauver un homme identifié par la foule comme étant un militant d’extrême droite , violemment pris à partie en pleine rue.

“Nous avons empêché quelqu’un d’être tué”

La BBC a réussi à retrouver ce héros malgré lui des manifestations du week-end. Il raconte dans une interview à découvrir en tête d’article qu’initialement, il n’avait pas prévu de défiler dans la rue, mais ses amis l’ont convaincu de le faire pour une bonne raison. Être prêt à intervenir en cas de violences.

“Pierre (son ami, ndlr) m’a contacté pendant la journée. Il disait qu’il voulait réunir un groupe pour aller aux manifestations, bien qu’elles aient été annulées. Il pensait qu’il y aurait encore des problèmes et que nous aurions besoin d’y aller et de surveiller les jeunes afin de s’assurer qu’ils ne se mettent pas dans le pétrin. Alors nous nous sommes tous réunis, nous sommes allés là-bas, et nous avons fait ce que nous devions faire, nous avons empêché quelqu’un d’être tué.”

La scène a été capturée près de la gare de Waterloo par le photographe de l ’agence Reuters Dylan Martinez . “La foule s’est séparée juste devant moi. J’étais au bon endroit au bon moment, et j’ai eu une chance incroyable de ce point de vue. Il est venu vers moi en marchant d’un bon pas”, explique le photographe, idéalement placé.

En quelques minutes, son cliché a fait le tour des réseaux sociaux, les internautes soulignant la dimension symbolique de cette action. Mais Patrick Hutchinson le martèle, il n’était pas seul pour agir.

“Je n’ai pensé à rien d’autre que le mettre en sécurité”

“Mes amis ont vu qu’il y avait eu une petite altercation en haut des escaliers, entre les hooligans d’extrême droite et certains manifestants du mouvement Black Lives Matter ”, explique-t-il. “Il semble donc que les hooligans se soient dispersés laissant l’un des leur tout seul. Malheureusement pour lui, tout le monde s’est jeté sur lui. Il y a eu une petite mêlée dans les escaliers, le type s’est retrouvé par terre. Je l’ai sorti de là avec les gars autour de moi pour me protéger et protéger ce type de toute autre punition. Ils essayaient encore de le frapper alors que nous quittions les lieux. Je ne pensais à rien d’autre que de le mettre en sécurité.”

La police a déclaré qu’elle était au courant de l’incident et de la photo, mais n’a fait aucun autre commentaire lorsque l’agence Reuters a demandé des détails sur l’identité des hommes et sur ce qui s’est réellement passé.

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Geoffrey Boycott has confirmed his 14-year spell on Test Match Special is over, as revealed in the Guardian on Thursday.

And despite hinting that he would like to continue with TMS, the former England opener also went out in typically fiery style, aiming a dig at the BBC.

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    Wrong Pirate Bay URL in BBC Video Report Triggers Malware Warnings

    news.movim.eu / TorrentFreak · Friday, 15 May - 11:29 · 3 minutes

During these uncertain times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, people are increasingly turning to pirate sources for their entertainment fix.

As previously reported, downloads of the movie Contagion skyrocketed , and torrent-based piracy went up in several countries in line with their lockdown measures .

This morning the BBC published a video news piece titled ‘Why I’m downloading pirated films in lockdown’. It begins with a short interview with MUSO CEO Andy Chatterley, who discussed data captured by his monitoring company during the lockdown indicating that piracy had increased significantly. The piece also features ‘Freddy’, a disguised 29-year-old New Yorker who explains why he’s downloading films during the pandemic.

To illustrate the process, the BBC report shows ‘footage’ of The Pirate Bay in action, revealing that movies including 1917 and Bad Boys For Life are available on the platform. However, instead of showing The Pirate Bay’s true domain, the BBC fell into the trap of showing the wrong site.

BBC shows the wrong domain for The Pirate Bay

At first view, this may not appear to be a significant blunder but the publication of the wrong domain is likely to have prompted some people who aren’t aware of The Pirate Bay’s real domain (or may not have even heard of the site before) tapping the URL into their browser in search of movies to watch. Unfortunately, movies might not be the only thing on offer.

People who visit the URL in question who have MalwareBytes installed are informed that the domain quickly accesses another domain, tpb.party, which immediately triggers a trojan warning from the anti-malware software, blocking the platform.

TPB.party malware warning

TorrentFreak has contacted Malwarebytes for more information on why it considers tpb.party and/or thepirate-bay.org unsafe and will update this article when that response comes in. However, we can confirm right now that there a no malware warnings at all on thepiratebay.org, The Pirate Bay’s true domain.

Importantly, this isn’t really a question of the BBC making a massive error here. Rather, it appears they may have been led into a search trap, a by-product of anti-piracy activities that force Google to make pirate popular sites harder to find and gives prominence to lesser-known domains.

For some time and under massive industry pressure, Google has been downranking pirate sites in its search results. The precise algorithm is unknown but Google says it uses the number of DMCA notices received against a domain as a marker to show that the site is problematic to rightsholders and should be pushed down in search results.

In fact, if one carries out a search for ‘the pirate bay’ on Google from a UK IP address (where the BBC is based), thepiratebay.org won’t appear in at least the first 10 pages of results. Instead, due to the downrankings, Google now prioritizes a Wikipedia and entry and two sites that claim to be The Pirate Bay but are not.

Both of them trigger the same malware warning and one of them is the domain published by the BBC.

Google results for The Pirate Bay search

While only the creator of the BBC video will know why he or she included the wrong URL for The Pirate Bay, it seems likely that they expected a very high-ranking Google search result to be authoritative. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with these types of Google searches anymore. That will be music to the ears of copyright holders for a number of reasons.

Firstly, true pirate sites with plenty of quality releases are already harder to find in many regions, something entertainment companies have been trying to achieve for a long time. Also, poor quality results are pushed from the bottom to the top of search results, leading to dissatisfaction among people looking for content.

Finally, the claim that pirate site visitors are vulnerable to malware can become a self-fulfilling prophecy as the sites where that is least likely to happen are disappeared and the ones that are in it to make money from any means possible get more and more traffic.

From: TF , for the latest news on copyright battles, torrent sites and more. We also help you to find the best anonymous VPN .

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    Ce journaliste de la BBC s'amuse à commenter une course de manchots

    news.movim.eu / HuffingtonPost · Tuesday, 12 May - 15:16 · 1 minute

INSOLITE - Alors que le sport est totalement à l’arrêt et les Britanniques encore en période de confinement , le commentateur de la BBC , Andrew Cotter, semble avoir trouvé une nouvelle passion et spécialité : le commentaire de documentaires animaliers.

Après avoir offert quelques minutes de gloires à ses deux labradors Olive et Mabel en avril, l’écossais est revenu ce mardi 12 mai avec une autre vidéo où il a commenté une parade de manchots qui rentraient dans leurs tanières, comme vous pouvez le voir dans la vidéo qui accompagne l’article .

“En tête de parade, l’écart entre les premiers manchots se réduit sur ces dunes de sable qui pourraient leur offrir la victoire ce soir”, commente-t-il. Il en a également profité pour faire la publicité du parc zoologique Phillip Island en Australie, fermé en raison du coronavirus.

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    Working ventilators from Holby City set donated to NHS Nightingale

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 10 April - 21:45

Hospital drama’s producer says BBC wanted to help ‘courageous and selfless real-life medics’

The BBC has donated fully working ventilators from the set of medical drama Holby City to London’s new NHS Nightingale field hospital.

The corporation shared the news in a tweet, showing workers loading equipment into a van.

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    Life on Mars creator confirms third and final series is in the works

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 3 April - 12:04

Matthew Graham says new series of show will be set in 70s, 80s and an alternate present

Fire up the Quattro: Life on Mars is to return for a third and final series set in the 70s, 80s and an alternate present, its creator has confirmed.

The BBC series, which aired between 2006 and 2007 and followed a detective – presumed dead or in a coma following a car accident – who was transported back in time to 1970s Manchester. A huge ratings success with an epic soundtrack and memorable central pairing of the cantankerous, sweary boss, DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) and his time-travelling sidekick, DI Sam Tyler (John Simm), it also led to a 2008 spinoff, Ashes to Ashes, starring Keeley Hawes .

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