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The Real-Time Deepfake Romance Scams Have Arrived

The Real-Time Deepfake Romance Scams Have Arrived

A WIRED review of the videos and three associated Yahoo Boy Telegram channels shows how the con artists’ techniques have evolved as deepfake applications and artificial intelligence have improved. It is one of the first times the specific tactics and outlandish techniques of scammers using deepfake video calls has been documented in this detail. The videos show Yahoo Boys using the technology on setups involving both laptops and phones. In multiple videos, the scammers often brazenly show their own faces, as well as those of the victims they are scamming. “I don’t think they’re doing this because they’re stupid,” Maimon says. “I think that they simply don’t care, and they’re not afraid of the repercussions.” The Yahoo Boys are experienced scammers—and they openly brag about it. Photos and videos of their conning and recruitment can be found all across social media, from Facebook to TikTok. However, the cybercriminals, who have links back to Nigerian prince email scams, are arguably their most open on Telegram. In groups containing thousands of members, Yahoo Boys organize and advertise …

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s Relationship Timeline: Inside Their Private Romance and Shocking Breakup

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s Relationship Timeline: Inside Their Private Romance and Shocking Breakup

Before Taylor Swift was swept up in a globe-trotting romance with Travis Kelce, she was in a long-term relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn. The pair reportedly met at the 2016 Met Gala, and went on to maintain a private romance for six years. Amid their relationship, they faced many rumors and became musical collaborators, before, as ET exclusively reported, they officially called it quits in the spring of 2023. While a source told ET that the breakup was “not dramatic” and “the relationship had just run its course,” the news was a shock to the couple’s fans. Now, with the release of the singer’s new album, The Tortured Poets Department, on the horizon, ET is taking a look back at Swift and Alwyn’s full relationship timeline. May 2016  Though no one knew it at the time, it’s likely that Swift and Alwyn met at the 2016 Met Gala. The singer was in a relationship with Tom Hiddleston when she stepped out for the event, but it may have also marked the first time she met Alwyn. Fans speculated on that fact …

Book Riot’s Romance Deals for April 17, 2024

Book Riot’s Romance Deals for April 17, 2024

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3 Zodiac Signs See Romance Strengthen In Their Relationships Starting April 17

3 Zodiac Signs See Romance Strengthen In Their Relationships Starting April 17

There is no shortage of helpful cosmic transits on April 17, 2024, when it comes to improving our love relationships. With several train formations aligning with Venus—including Venus conjunct Node —the answer is quite simple: If we try, we get. In other words, when we show the universe that we are trying in earnest, we can open our hearts to positive and possibly romantic results. Moon trine Venus conjunct Node will be rooting for three zodiac signs. One of the things we will feel around this time is that solidity and security in knowing that what we’ve built with this one person can last and last. This might take work, but it’s not the kind of work that depletes us; if anything, Nodal energy enlivens us and makes believers out of us when it comes to love and commitment. We will see our relationships grow stronger on April 17, and that’s only the beginning. We are also working with Moon trine Mercury. While the planet is still in retrograde, we will find our footing here. …

Exclusive: Lisa Vanderpump’s nephew Sam on Made in Chelsea romance – and how his aunt became his ‘rock’ after dad’s death

Exclusive: Lisa Vanderpump’s nephew Sam on Made in Chelsea romance – and how his aunt became his ‘rock’ after dad’s death

As the queen of reality TV, Lisa Vanderpump is no stranger to the melodrama of starring on the small screen. So when her nephew Sam decided to join the cast of Made in Chelsea, the former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had plenty of advice to pass on. “My aunt is always extremely supportive and proud of me,” Sam, tells HELLO!. “She always gives her two cents, though – she wouldn’t be her if she didn’t keep me in check and give me advice. She always tells me: ‘You don’t need to raise your voice. Keep calm and don’t let anyone get the best of you.’” © Rachel Joseph / Channel 4Sam has followed in his aunt’s reality TV footsteps by joining Made in Chelsea The pair’s bond has grown closer since the death of Sam’s father Mark, Lisa’s only brother, in 2018. “Losing my dad at a young age was very hard and Lisa has become my guidance on that side of the family ever since,” he says. “She is my rock.” …

Barry Keoghan Spotted Filming Sabrina Carpenter’s Coachella Set Amid Romance Rumors

Barry Keoghan Spotted Filming Sabrina Carpenter’s Coachella Set Amid Romance Rumors

Barry Keoghan is on a mission to be the best Instagram boyfriend ever, or so it seems! The 31-year-old actor was spotted at Coachella on Friday filming his rumored girlfriend Sabrina Carpenter during her debut at the famed music festival in the California desert. In a short clip shared on social media, Keoghan can be seen vibing to her music while he positioned himself to get the best possible angle. One thing’s for sure: he understood the assignment. The “Feather” singer, 24, looked like she was having a blast while performing on a giant set depicting a motel. At one point she even changed into a white T-shirt with the words “Jesus was a carpenter” emblazoned on the front. Keoghan’s gesture is just the latest in a long list of hints that the actor and singer are an item, like being flirty on Instagram. Most recently, Carpenter posted pics from her bedroom-themed photo shoot for SKIMS’ lace lingerie collection, and Keoghan reacted with flame and hot face emojis. He also commented, “barbie emoji.” And just last month they …

Sofia Vergara Professes Her Love to Dr. Justin Saliman Amid Their Budding Romance

Sofia Vergara Professes Her Love to Dr. Justin Saliman Amid Their Budding Romance

Sofia Vergara is in love with “a handsome doctor.” The Griselda star took to her Instagram Story on Saturday and revealed a couple of nuggets, including that she’s in love with Dr. Justin Saliman. Vergara also also revealed she underwent major knee surgery, and her handsome man’s been the one looking after her. In the photo she shared, Vergara is resting on her bed with her leg wrapped. Saliman is seen smiling while wearing his dark blue scrubs and resting his hand on Vergara’s bum knee. In her caption Vergara wrote, “If u ever get a [major] knee surgery make sure u Get a handsome doctor who will sleep with u that night!!!! Luv u Dr @jdsaliman.” It was back in October when the Modern Family star stunned in a black corset, purple suede pants and black heels while heading out to dinner with Saliman in Beverly Hills. That Vergara bagged herself a huge catch would be an understatement. Sofia Vergara / Instagram Saliman, for example, studied sports medicine at Stanford — where he cared for …

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott: A Timeline of Their 19-Year Rollercoaster Romance

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott: A Timeline of Their 19-Year Rollercoaster Romance

After nearly 18 years of marriage, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are no more.  “I just filed for divorce,” the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum declared at the start of her premiere episode of her podcast, misSPELLING. “Whoa, I said the words that I’ve said in my head for, like, 16 years. Wild.” Indeed, Tori and Dean’s relationship was far from a smooth one. In the course of almost two decades together, the pair cheated on their former spouses with each other, tied the knot, welcomed five children, and weathered a storm of financial troubles and Dean’s infidelity, all of which often put them back in the headlines. They also opted to shine a spotlight directly on their personal life as they starred in multiple seasons of several reality shows, including the Lifetime docuseries True Tori in the aftermath of Dean’s cheating.  Despite their personal struggles, they remained together working through their issues as the highs and lows of their marriage continued. As Tori wrote in what would be her final anniversary tribute to Dean back in 2019, “13 years ago… …

Barry Keoghan Reacts to Sabrina Carpenter’s Lingerie Photos With a Flirty Comment Amid Rumored Romance

Barry Keoghan Reacts to Sabrina Carpenter’s Lingerie Photos With a Flirty Comment Amid Rumored Romance

Sabrina Carpenter’s latest collaboration is a hot one that’s catching the attention of more than just her fans.  The 24-year-old star has become the newest face of Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS, showcasing the brand’s lingerie in a series of captivating sponsored snapshots. Sabrina exudes confidence and allure in a bedroom-themed photo shoot as she effortlessly models SKIMS’ lace lingerie collection while lounging seductively as she reads a book or listens to music on the floor.  However, Sabrina’s stunning visuals captivated more than just fans. Her rumored boyfriend, Barry Keoghan, couldn’t resist praising her. Barry added fuel to the fire with a playful message, commenting with the flame and hot face emojis and writing “barbie emoji” under her post. Instagram Carpenter and the 31-year-old actor were spotted earlier this month together at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Beverly Hills, California. While the duo didn’t pose together on the red carpet, they took a cheekily posed photo while partying inside.  Carpenter and Keoghan first sparked dating rumors at the end of 2023 when they were seen together …

Israel and the Puritans: A dangerous historical romance

Israel and the Puritans: A dangerous historical romance

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality,” T.S. Eliot wrote in the first of his Four Quartets. Today’s Israel-Hamas war and America’s own increasingly warlike divisions are forcing some of us to bear realities we haven’t borne quite so heavily before. Some of those realities involve attitudes against Jews that Eliot held and that may have become menacing again — as have the recent frantic efforts to censure antisemitism itself, sometimes in ways that risk prompting even worse antisemitism.  But larger eruptions of hatred and mayhem in America’s increasingly divided, uncivil society are driven not by antisemitism or by today’s Jews, nor by the riptides of global capital and technology and the desperate migrations and belligerent nationalisms that they accelerate. More than most of us recognize, they’re driven by ancient religious passions that figured deeply in Israel’s and America’s origins. Both nations’ professedly “liberal” and civic-republican cultures are profoundly and perhaps fatally conflicted, in ways that prompt not only news headlines but also biblically resonant upheavals, even when the participants don’t consider themselves religious at all.  Some of these conflicts have generated the Trump …