Authenticity Steps up to Digital Records


An article in today’s New York Times article highlights the University of Washington and their work on “releasing the initial component of a public system to provide authentication for an archive of video interviews with the prosecutors and other members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Rwandan genocide.” With people become increasingly more savvy in editing photos and videos I think this is an important step forward. “the authenticity of digital documents like videos, transcripts of personal accounts and court records can be indisputably proved for the first time…The University of Washington researchers are the first to try to simplify the application for nontechnical users and to try to offer a complete system that would preserve information across generations.”

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