Synthetic Media

What the Rest of Government Should Watch When the Defense Authorization Bill Goes to Conference

Overhauling FedRAMP is just one of a list of ways the NDAA could affect civilian government tech.

Filter Protects Against Deepfake Photos and Videos

Researchers have created an algorithm that generates an adversarial attack against facial manipulation systems in order to corrupt and render useless attempted deepfakes.

Senators Introduce Deepfake-Focused Amendment to Defense Authorization Act

The Deepfake Report Act would require the Homeland Security Department to study the threats posed by manipulated and synthetic media—including text. 

Instead of Showing Leadership, Twitter Pays Lip Service to the Dangers of Deepfakes

The social media giant will adopt a warning-only approach toward deepfakes.

CISA, DARPA Offer Look Into their Dealings with Deepfakes

Agency and industry officials outlined their approaches to disinformation campaigns ahead of election 2020.

Bill to Combat Deepfakes Passes House Committee

The bipartisan legislation directs the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology to accelerate the detection of disruptive, manipulated media.  

Mark Zuckerberg Is Rethinking Deepfakes

In an interview, the Facebook CEO hinted that the company is trying a new approach to misleading videos created through artificial intelligence.

Experts Propose Feds Use Sanctions and Cyberweapons to Fight Deepfakes

Both social media companies and the government must play a role in fighting back against hyper-realistic misinformation, experts told the House Intelligence Committee.

The Art (Not Science) of Deepfakes

Modern machine-learning technology brings deepfakes within reach of anyone.

AI, Deepfakes and the Other Tech Threats That Vex Intel Leaders

Top U.S. intelligence officials had a lot to say about tech at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing.

Fighting Deepfakes Will Require More Than Technology

When technology is part of the problem, can you count on it to be part of the solution?