Truepic & Qualcomm UP072

Chipmaker Qualcomm along with a startup company known as Truepic are actually testing a particular feature designed for Android phones that somehow automatically tags both the location and the time that an image was captured.

A prototype mobile device integrates hardware (Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip) and software (Truepic's Foresight system) to create photos with cryptographically-sealed provenance data whose authenticity can be verified by recipients. When taking a picture, a phone user simply selects secure mode. Data about where and when the photo was taken is automatically added, along with a way to track if pixels have been changed. Website and app builders can then implement features to read that data. AutoTrader could let buyers verify that secondhand car photos are real and undoctored, and Bumble could do the same for profile pics.