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Adobe Voco 'Photoshop-for-voice' causes concern - BBC News

Adobe Voco 'Photoshop-for-voice' causes concern - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A new tool that makes it possible for computers to mimic a specific person's voice causes alarm.
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JonBenét audio: how to make scratchy, indistinct audio intelligible, without twiddling a single knob

JonBenét audio: how to make scratchy, indistinct audio intelligible, without twiddling a single knob | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Wow! ‘Experts’ have ‘enhanced’ a crackling 911 call by twiddling knobs and making fancy waves dance on a screen – and miraculously revealed the long-hidden words of a brutal killer.

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Could your voice be more secure than a password?, Outside Source - BBC World Service

Could your voice be more secure than a password?, Outside Source - BBC World Service | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Barclays bank allows customers to use their voice for security checks
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Plane passenger jailed for shouting 'Allahu Akbar' and 'boom' on Birmingham-bound flight

Plane passenger jailed for shouting 'Allahu Akbar' and 'boom' on Birmingham-bound flight | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A passenger who sparked panic and left holidaymakers in tears after shouting
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Three advises Donegal woman to 'translate name into English' to use website - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Three advises Donegal woman to 'translate name into English' to use website - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A young Irish woman has caused a stir online after she was told by phone company to 'translate her name into English' to use their website.
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'Racist' London bus rant video: Woman, 36, charged - BBC News

'Racist' London bus rant video: Woman, 36, charged - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A woman is charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after an incident on a London bus which was circulated online.
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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary charged with supporting Isil terror group

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary charged with supporting Isil terror group | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary will appear in court today charged with supporting Islamic State (IS).
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Sandra Bland death: Texas officials deny editing arrest video - BBC News

Sandra Bland death: Texas officials deny editing arrest video - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Officials in Texas deny editing police dashcam footage showing the arrest of an African-American woman who died three days later in custody.
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Australian radio station escapes license suspension for royal hospital prank call

Australian radio station escapes license suspension for royal hospital prank call | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
2DayFM, the radio station responsible for the hoax call after which nurse Jacintha Saldanha killed herself in 2012, will educate staff in media ethics
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A surgical team mocks a sedated patient — and it’s all recorded

A surgical team mocks a sedated patient — and it’s all recorded | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite in Reston, a Vienna man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his smartphone, to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure. ...
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Court to Rule on Voice Analysis in Terrorism Trial

Court to Rule on Voice Analysis in Terrorism Trial | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Prosecutors are seeking a judge’s approval to use voice comparison technology in the trial of Swedish citizen charged with providing support to the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabaab.
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Wandsworth Prison escapee Neil Moore faked bail email

Wandsworth Prison escapee Neil Moore faked bail email | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A convicted fraudster used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison officers into letting him go free, a court has heard.
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African immigrant asks strangers to translate racist comments directed at him

African immigrant asks strangers to translate racist comments directed at him | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
As part of a Lithuanian 'social experiment' video, an African immigrant asks locals to translate racist Facebook comments directed at him.   The video shows a man of African descent sitting on a couch with his iPad. One by one, Lithuanians are escorted into the room, thinking they are there for a casting.
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| IAuth Chronicles: Nuance Acquires Agnitio

| IAuth Chronicles: Nuance Acquires Agnitio | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Nuance acquired voice biometrics specialist Agnitio, making its personnel, intellectual property and global customer base part of Nuance Enterprise Division.
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Phonetic analysis proves Trump wrong on Clinton, taxes

Phonetic analysis proves Trump wrong on Clinton, taxes | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton just admitted to a big tax hike, at least according to Donald Trump. The Trump campaign sent an email blast to supporters embedded with a video of a Clinton event in Omaha, Neb., entitled, "Hillary Clinton says she wants to ‘raise taxes on the middle class.’" The subtitles of Clinton’s speech read: "Trump wants to cuts taxes for the super rich. Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class." "Wait what?" the video
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911 recording in Corey Jones police shooting released; 'I just shot one person,' officer says

911 recording in Corey Jones police shooting released; 'I just shot one person,' officer says | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
The call has been released a month after Raja was arrested and charged in Jones' killing. The call, recorded on Oct. 18, starts with Raja yelling for someone to put a gun down.
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German satirist who mocked Erdogan says Merkel 'filleted' him - BBC News

German satirist who mocked Erdogan says Merkel 'filleted' him - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump on recording: Not me | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump said Friday that a newly resurfaced recording of a man who sounds like Trump posing as his spokesman isn't him — even though he has admitted in the past to posing as his own publicist under a pseudonym.
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Expectant dad killed by train after failing to hear warning horn 'because he was wearing helmet'

Expectant dad killed by train after failing to hear warning horn 'because he was wearing helmet' | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Paul Martin, 37, was pushing his bike over the tracks and failed to see the train approaching at the crossing near his home in Gloucestershire
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Surveillance of MPs' data challenged - BBC News

Surveillance of MPs' data challenged - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
The intelligence services' interception of politicians' communications data is challenged at a hearing.
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The Power of the Human Voice, The Forum - BBC World Service

The Power of the Human Voice, The Forum - BBC World Service | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Developments in the human voice
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How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away

How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Psychopaths may be cunning and manipulative, but how they speak can be revealing.

Via Tim Grant
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An interesting story a few of you have emailed me...

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Obama uses 'N-word' in interview about US race relations - BBC News

Obama uses 'N-word' in interview about US race relations - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama says in an interview that the United States has yet to overcome its issues with racism.
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Norwich City fan reported for abusive language by TV viewer - BBC News

Norwich City fan reported for abusive language by TV viewer - BBC News | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
A football fan is reported for "racially abusive" language by a TV viewer and stopped from going to Wembley.
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Germanwings crash investigators review cockpit recordings found on black box

Germanwings crash investigators review cockpit recordings found on black box | forensic phonetics | Scoop.it
Air accident investigators retrieve audio from cockpit voice recorder and say they remain ‘optimistic’ about finding second black box
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