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Sara Tendulkar highlights deepfake threat, seeks action against identity theft

10:10 AM | 24 Nov, 2023
Sara Tendulkar highlights deepfake threat, seeks action against identity theft
Source: Sara Tendulkar (Instagram)

Sara Tendulkar, daughter of cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, has taken a stand against the misuse of technology, addressing the unsettling issue of deepfake photos circulating on social media. In a heartfelt Instagram post, she expressed her concern about the distortion of truth and authenticity in the digital realm.

Acknowledging the positives of social media as a platform for sharing experiences, Sara emphasized the disconcerting aspect of technology's misuse. She disclosed encountering deepfake photos of herself that diverge significantly from reality, highlighting the need to address this concerning trend.

Sara also brought attention to the existence of fake accounts on X (formerly Twitter) that aim to impersonate her, misleading the public. Asserting that she does not have an account on X, Sara called upon the platform to investigate and suspend such deceptive accounts, urging action against those attempting to misuse her identity.

In her plea to X, she underscored the importance of safeguarding the truth in the online space, emphasizing that entertainment should never compromise the veracity of information. She concluded her statement by advocating for communication rooted in trust and reality.

This incident adds Sara Tendulkar to the list of celebrities, including Rashmika Mandanna, Kajol, and Katrina Kaif, who have fallen victim to deepfake technology. Deepfakes, encompassing manipulated videos, images, or audio recordings produced using advanced artificial intelligence techniques, present a growing challenge in the digital age.

Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recognized the threat posed by deepfakes, acknowledging their potential to sow chaos in society. He has called upon the media to play a role in educating the public about the risks associated with deepfake technology, emphasizing the need for awareness to combat this evolving menace.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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