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cbabe

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Sat Mar 2, 2024, 12:28 PM Mar 2

Revealed: the names linked to ClothOff, the deepfake pornography app [View all]

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/feb/29/clothoff-deepfake-ai-pornography-app-names-linked-revealed

Revealed: the names linked to ClothOff, the deepfake pornography app

Exclusive: Guardian investigation for podcast series Black Box reveals names connected to app that generated nonconsensual images of underage girls around the world

Prologue: the collision – podcast
Michael Safi and Alex Atack in Almendralejo, Spain, and Joshua Kelly in London

Thu 29 Feb 2024 14.28 EST

The first Miriam al-Adib learned of the pictures was when she returned home from a business trip. “Mum,” said her daughter. “I want to show you something.”

The girl, 14, opened her phone to show an explicit image of herself. “It’s a shock when you see it,” said Adib, a gynaecologist in the southern Spanish town of Almendralejo and a mother of four daughters. “The image is completely realistic … If I didn’t know my daughter’s body, I would have thought that image was real.”


State prosecutors are considering charges against some of the children,
who created the images using an app downloaded from the internet. But they had been unable to identify the people who developed the app, who prosecutors suspect are based somewhere in eastern Europe, they said.



In the year since the app was launched, the people running ClothOff have carefully guarded their anonymity, digitally distorting their voices to answer media questions and, in one case, using AI to generate an entirely fake person who they claimed was their CEO.

…more… names and money trail… worldwide spread…

A fuller account of this story will be published in an episode of Black Box to be released next Thursday.

Do you know more about this story? Contact michael.safi@theguardian.com

(Literally exposing children to violence while hiding themselves. Plus teaching young boys this is all ok. Despicable.)
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