A Start-Up Figures Out Photoshop Abuses (The New York Times)


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The company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, Farid has made software tools for many projects, from a program to detect how much fashion photos have been burnished with Photoshop, to an automated program that helps law enforcement agencies detect child pornography on the Web, the Times notes.

Fourandsix’s core market for its first product, according to the Times, will be law enforcement agencies and news organizations, “where the authenticity of a photograph spells the difference between the truth and a lie.”

Read the full story, published 9/18/12 in The New York Times.

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