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Published on: November 12, 2022

Truepic Lens Authenticating Camera SDK Earns Kudos

A smartphone camera for capturing secure and authenticated digital content, Truepic Lens was recognized as one of TIME’s 2022 Best Inventions in the Apps & Software category.

Published on: November 10, 2022

Revealing Deepfakes

In seconds, AI can generate an image of a jeep in a car crash that could be used for insurance fraud. Truepic Lens, which securely documents the provenance and alteration history of photos and videos for content creators, editors, and end viewers, makes deepfakes like this harder to pul...

Published on: September 1, 2022

An end to deepfakes?

Deepfakes and synthetic media are getting harder to detect and easier to make. And from porn to politics, the rise of deepfakes is making society less certain and more volatile - trust in what we see has been lost.

Published on: July 27, 2022

Synthetic media and deepfakes are here–but our ...

Visuals, images, and videos are being increasingly used to inform decision-making. Everything from a food delivery app, to an online dating platform, or an insurance company paying out a virtual claim, usually begins with a picture or video.

Published on: June 10, 2022

The Index Project presents: Six Solutions For A...

Truepic uses groundbreaking technology to authenticate images and videos as they’re captured. Users upload their material to the Truepic platform that then verifies its origins and watermarks it with a timestamp, geocode and other metadata.

Published on: May 3, 2022

This software differentiates authentic images f...

With its technology, Truepic—a winner of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards—verifies the veracity of images, restoring trust in an age of disinformation.

Published on: April 21, 2022

Insurance technologies are providing unexpected...

Authenticated media will be key in helping insurers meet SEC climate disclosures. Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unveiled its draft rule under which companies would need to disclose their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions on March 21, 2022.

Published on: March 16, 2022

Laughably Bad Zelensky Deepfakes Could Take a D...

A phony video of the Ukrainian president telling his soldiers to lay down their weapons is not the most convincing deepfake, but it could spiral into a dangerous pattern.

Published on: March 16, 2022

Sony Corporation Joins C2PA as Steering Committ...

Today, the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) has added Sony Corporation ("Sony") as the latest steering committee member to help provide creators, consumers, and others with opt-in, flexible ways to understand the authenticity and provenance of various media types.

Published on: March 3, 2022

If you’re watching Ukraine from social media, t...

So far the press has free access to report what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine. If that changes, Mounir Ibrahim cautions that user-generated content on social media can be weaponized to create a false counter-narrative.

Published on: February 19, 2022

AI-generated faces have crossed the uncanny val...

You might be confident in your ability to tell a real face from one created using artificial intelligence. But a new study has found that your chance of choosing accurately would be slightly better if you just flipped a coin—and you are more likely to trust the fake face over the real one.

Published on: February 2, 2022

New Standard Aims To Protect Against Deepfakes

A coalition of tech companies set up to combat deepfakes has released the first version of its technical specification for digital provenance.

Published on: October 8, 2021

How to avoid getting ripped off on vacation hom...

Can you really trust what you see in an online listing for a rental? It’s become a serious problem for vacation renters who discover too late that their dream getaway is really a nightmare. NBC investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen joins TODAY with advice on red flags to...

Published on: September 14, 2021

Trustworthy, verified photos could soon be part...

Image verification startup Truepic is launching a software development kit to bring its technology to consumer apps, powered by a $26 million Series B.

Published on: September 17, 2021

Is anything real? Nina Schick on the future of ...

Nina Schick, author of Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse, takes us into the world of synthetic media, where videos and audio can be convincingly altered without us noticing. Nina and Andrew talk about the incredible advances in deepfake technology, how we can restore trust in a world where...

Published on: September 15, 2021

‘There’s a universal need for impro...

Jeffrey McGregor, Truepic CEO and Samir Kumar, M12 Managing Partner, talk Microsoft-led $26M funding round for digital image verification software provider Truepic.

Published on: September 15, 2021

San Diego’s Truepic pulls in $26M with backing ...

How much do you really trust images of that vacation condo for rent, the dating app portrait, the jarring social media video or the used car for sale on the Internet? San Diego “deep fake/cheap fake” buster Truepic...

Published on: September 14, 2021

Truepic, which just raised $26M in a Microsoft-...

Truepic, a digital image verification software provider, has raised $26 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund

Published on: September 14, 2021

Microsoft Backs Startup That Helps Fight Fake O...

Truepic Inc., which helps companies like banks and insurers fight fraud by verifying images, raised $26 million in a funding round led by Microsoft Corp.’s M12 venture capital arm.

Published on: September 14, 2021

Deepfake-foiling startup gets $26M led by Micro...

Microsoft's M12 fund is leading a $26 million investment round for Truepic, a San Diego-based startup trying to fight the emerging wave of digitally altered photos and videos, known colloquially as deepfakes.

Published on: August 2, 2021

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counte...

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee leaders moved to form a new federal task force to explore setting standards and deploying technologies for determining facts about the origins of digital content.

Published on: June 8, 2021

Preparing and responding to natural disasters w...

We have long held the belief that image provenance — the point of capture of authenticated pictures and videos — can deliver significant benefits and propel the financial services industry, specifically insurance and lending, to new heights.

Published on: May 5, 2021

Using Secure Sourcing to Combat Misinformation

We’re prototyping tools that can help readers trace the origins of the media they see online.

Published on: April 25, 2021

To defend democracy, we must protect truth online

We need technologies that can help us prove what is true rather than detect what is fake.

Published on: February 25, 2021

Appraisal fintech reports spike in use amid Tex...

With the severe weather wreaking havoc in housing markets not accustomed to below-freezing temperatures, about 23 million homes or 15% of the overall stock fall in areas of risk, with burst pipes — an average loss of $10,000 — being the most common insurance claim.

Published on: January 5, 2021

How a new mode for smartphone cameras can stop ...

How a new mode for smartphone cameras can stop disinformation in its tracks, featuring Truepic –– Authenticity in photos and videos is an age-old problem, but it’s grown exponentially with social media. From catfishing to manipulated news clips, how can you fully trust what you see onli...

Published on: December 15, 2020

Tech’s biggest winners in 2020

This year, too, a photo and video verification company called TruePic launched and became one of the more interesting features of Qualcomm’s latest premium mobile chipset. Thanks to TruePic integration, smartphones using the Snapdragon 888 would be able to use cameras that are compliant...

Published on: December 11, 2020

Term Member Discussion on Provenance Media: The...

Panelists discuss the new technologies working to restore trust in images and videos online and their implications for the future of the internet.

Published on: November 19, 2020

Truepic Foresight: The 100 Best Inventions of 2020

Find out why Truepic Foresight made this year's list

Published on: November 18, 2020

We have the technology to fight manipulated ima...

Here’s what it will take to combat visual mis- and disinformation online, according to the CEO of image verification platform Truepic and an advisor to the company.

Published on: October 15, 2020

This Company Is Inventing the Blue Checkmark fo...

If you were on Twitter yesterday, you may have seen the photo of Senator Cory Booker, a hair’s breadth from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s mouth, making the rounds thanks in part to Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who tweeted: “Masks?” The implication was that the image was taken...

Published on: October 15, 2020

Qualcomm announces photo verification tool

The new feature allows users to take a photo that has a digital signature to prove its provenance, including where and when the photo was taken.

Published on: August 27, 2020

In recent years, online fraud and disinformatio...

Visual deception is a growing threat, exacerbating these issues. Simple modifications to videos, such as the digitally slowed video of Speaker Pelosi to make her appear intoxicated, went viral on social media almost instantly. Fake videos generated using artificial intelligence, more co...

Published on: August 13, 2020

Photoshop Will Help ID Images That Have Been … ...

Adobe is adding technology to tag images with metadata, part of an effort to identify deepfakes and other efforts at manipulation.

Published on: August 3, 2020

System for thwarting deepfakes unveiled

A group whose members include Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times Monday offered a plan for restoring trust in photos and video in the face of a rising tide of digital fakery.

Published on: June 23, 2020

Verified inspections can help insurers with hur...

The effects of the coronavirus shock have already had dramatic economic consequences, and all indications point to its continuation for the foreseeable future. The virus has stunted the fast-paced movement and interaction of people throughout the world, countries, and even locally. Citi...

Published on: April 23, 2020

From deepfakes to PPP: How one tech startup is ...

The influx of lending brought on by the economic fallout from COVID-19, has not only flooded the banking system, it’s also exposed a glaring flaw in the lending process — the need for human contact to conduct due diligence.

Published on: March 23, 2020

To beat deepfakes, we need to prove what is rea...

Today, the world captures over 1.2 trillion digital images and videos annually - a figure that increases by about 10% each year. Around 85% of those images are captured using a smartphone, a device carried by over 2.7 billion people around the world.

Published on: February 10, 2020

Credibly taps Truepic to save money and speed u...

Credibly, a small-business lending company that’s issued more than $1 billion in loans, is using image verification technology from tech company Truepic to save money and speed up its application process.   Ryan Rosett, founder and co-CEO of Credibly, said the objective is to reduce fri...

Published on: January 28, 2020

Online lenders confront deepfake threat

Online lenders are inviting prey for crooks who hope to score quick money by disguising themselves from afar as legitimate loan applicants. A study conducted in October by LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that fraud attacks on digital lenders increased 8.2% during the preceding 24 months.

Published on: October 30, 2019

Can you believe your eyes? How deepfakes are co...

As AI-generated videos spread disinformation, start-ups and academics battle to stay one step ahead

Published on: July 27, 2019

‘Deepfakes’ Trigger a Race to Fight Manipulated...

Startup companies, government agencies and academics are racing to combat so-called deepfakes, amid fears that doctored videos and photographs will be used to sow discord ahead of next year’s U.S. presidential election.

Published on: July 23, 2019

Truepic CEO Explains Future of Image Veracity i...

Watch Truepic CEO discuss the future of imagery in the Disinformation and Deepfakes era with Bloomberg Technology host Emily Chang. (35 minute mark)

Published on: July 12, 2019

Fake news is real — A.I. is going to make it mu...

“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” has long been a staple on nursery room shelves for a reason: It teaches kids that joking too much about a possible threat may turn people ignorant when the threat becomes an actual danger.

Published on: March 17, 2019

This San Diego startup is fighting fake news an...

Qualcomm is working with a San Diego software startup that’s trying to stamp out Internet fakery by flagging photos and videos that have been tampered with.

Published on: December 30, 2018

How fake-porn opponents are fighting back

The best hope for fighting computer-generated fake-porn videos might come from a surprising source: the artificial intelligence software itself. Technical experts and online trackers say they are developing tools that could automatically spot these “deepfakes” by using the software’s...

Published on: December 11, 2018

Truepic acquires rival startup to combat deepfakes

Truepic, a startup that authenticates digital photos, is scooping up a rival technology developed by one of the field's leading experts. The company is buying San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies, whose fake image detector was licensed by DARPA earlier this year. Why it matters: Deter...

Published on: November 5, 2018

In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?

In 2011, Hany Farid, a photo-forensics expert, received an e-mail from a bereaved father. Three years earlier, the man’s son had found himself on the side of the road with a car that wouldn’t start. When some strangers offered him a lift, he accepted. A few minutes later, for unknown re...

Published on: February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day Scams? There’s An A...

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the FBI has warned Americans to beware of romance scammers, who step up their hunt this time of year. Trolling chat rooms and social media, they often pose as Americans working or traveling abroad, romancing their victims and coaxing them into substantial loans...

Published on: May 11, 2017

Truepic fights photo fraud on apps like Tinder ...

Today Truepic unveils its SDK for embedding its tech in other products plus its own consumer app. Truepic is also announcing its $1.75 million seed round to fuel its hope of becoming “the world’s first digital photo notary”.