“TikTok parent company ByteDance has built technology to let you insert your face into videos starring someone else.” TikTok has secretly built a deepfakes maker. (Over the break, I may have talked to someone who may have been associated with the CIA who told a group of us to get our kids off TikTok.)

+ “Deepfake videos have been around for a while. But if your experience of that word has strong dystopian undertones, we now appear to be in a moment where consumer apps are tapping into the technology in a race for new — fun, lighthearted — features to attract and keep users.” Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature. (Interesting how companies who want you to share everything do their own things quietly and secretly…)