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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: February 19, 2019

This image-authentication startup is combating ...

Early one morning in April 2017, a series of horrific photos and videos began hitting Facebook and YouTube showing civilians in a rebel-held area of northern Syria writhing on the ground and gasping for oxygen as deadly sarin-based gas—which witnesses said was dropped from the sky by th...

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: January 25, 2018

How a blockchain-based digital photo notary is ...

When you listen to Jeff McGregor talk, he sounds like a skeptic: “You really just can’t trust anything you see on the internet these days,” he told Digital Trends. “But we do everything online, whether it’s meeting your future spouse or buying a home.”

Published on: January 25, 2018

The anti-fraud tech that’s gone from Tind...

With user-submitted images increasingly being used by insurers during the claims process – and sometimes even relied upon entirely – the potential for fraud is rising. But in today’s world, thousands of apps exist that allow for the manipulation of photos and videos, from editing their ...

Published on: December 22, 2017

Truepic app lets journalists instantly verify i...

This summer, the sophistication of artificial intelligence — and its grave implications for the ‘fake news’ era — went viral. The University of Washington’s Synthesizing Obama project showed it’s now possible to create highly realistic videos of public figures, replicating their voices ...

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”.

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...