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New Photoshop ‘Content Attribution’ Tool Tracks Edit History and Prevents Photo Theft

Somewhere in the mountain of announcements that Adobe dropped this morning—including major updates for both Photoshop and Lightroom—the company found time to unveil a prototype of its much-anticipated "Content Attribution" tool: a system that cryptographically embeds editing and attribution info into photos so that everyone can see when a photo has been edited, how it's been edited, and who the image belongs to.

The Business of Deepfakes, Cheapfakes, and Misleading Manipulated Media

Some speculate that overall fake news could cost the economy $39 billion a year. Quite a market to grab for a savvy tech startup, even at 1%! But while fake news and in particular deep fakes have been accused of wreaking havoc on minds and economy, there is surprisingly only a minimal amount of companies offering tools to combat them.

Photographer Under Fire for Posting ‘Clearly Fake’ Tornado Photo

South Dakota photographer Aaron Groen is under fire from the storm chasing community this morning after a photograph of his went viral on Facebook. Groen says the photo shows "the best tornado I've seen," describing how the raw files from the shoot still scare him. However, seasoned photographers and storm chasers alike are claiming that it's "clearly fake."

These Photos Show How Easy it is to Create ‘Fake News’ with Photography

A Danish photo news agency recently tasked two of its photogs with creating a series that shows how easy it is to lie through photography. By shooting before and after photos of the same scene, they showed how angle and perspective can, consciously or not, manipulate viewers and lead to accusations of fake news.

Instagram is Now Hiding Photoshopped Photos

In an effort to combat misinformation and fake news, Instagram recently rolled out a new feature that flags fake photos. But now some photographers are wondering whether the system is going too far and making it harder to share and view certain types of photography.