Wait til George Soros or his cronies acquires archive.org ... the world's going down boys. Fake News ... meet Fake Evidence.
The Wayback Machine's archive of webpages is legitimate evidence that may be used in litigation, a US appeals court has decided. The second circuit ruling [PDF] supports a similar one from the third circuit – and, taken together, the decisions could pave the way for the Internet Archive's library of webpages to be considered …
Wednesday 5th September 2018 12:20 GMT Loyal Commenter
Explain to me please, why you think being owned specifically by George Soros would make something more likely to be faked.
Is it possibly because you disagree with the man's political beliefs, so wish to smear him?
Personally, I've seen no evidence, or even serious suggestion, that he is involved in any fake news sites, for instance. I'm not sure I can say the same for those who oppose his political views.
Wednesday 5th September 2018 14:12 GMT Geekpride
It seems to me that the Internet Archive is basically taking timestamped photographs of the internet. Its primary aim isn't use in trials, but it's something that may be useful as evidence. If a crime was committed in meatspace and someone had a timestamped photo that supported (or refuted) the prosecution case, it would make sense to allow it to be used as evidence unless there was reason to think it had been faked.
Wednesday 5th September 2018 15:34 GMT Charles Calthrop
" For instance, if you want to see what The Register looked like in 1998, go right ahead."
archaic design even by early 1990s standards*, great puns, headlines about stuff I don't underst oh wait i haven't clicked that link yet
*I actually like the way you have ignored 20 years of web 'design'
Thursday 6th September 2018 06:09 GMT Ken Moorhouse
RE: I actually like the way you have ignored 20 years of web 'design'
A chap I knew made a fair amount of money selling Supra 1200/2400 modems. He used to have adverts in the computer press which he'd just throw together. After a while he got a professional designer to do a proper job. Sales plummeted.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it"
F. Flintstone Senior (1000BCE)
Wednesday 5th September 2018 17:01 GMT fpacker
Amazing. 20 years of Samsung DRAM price fixing
Any notice that article on the DRAM business.See how much whopping amounts of RAM PCs come with these days, 32MB and some even 64MB. It sort of marks the begining of the DRAM cartel. And look at how fast the page loads without all that tracking script.
Thursday 6th September 2018 12:03 GMT NonSSL-Login
Integrity is not guaranteed but could be
Hash of the page made (with a decent hashing standard to avoid collisions) as soon as it's mirrored and that hash stored in a blockchain or another tamper proof method, then it can be trusted a lot more.
All it takes is for one vulnerability or a determined hacker to phish their way in to their systems and modify some content and the trust is all gone. It's no good saying the files or disk is read only when someone can change the links and results to point to their own created content instead.
Archive.org is far from perfect as evidence as it stands imo. It could be made better for evidence integrity but as long as they continue to do the great job they started out to do, that should be their main focus.
Thursday 6th September 2018 13:46 GMT dkittrell8801
Implications for Records Management and Governance
If the WBM contents are to be considered legal records what, if any, implications are there for records management rule and procedures (not just accession but also retention and disposition of live and backup data)? And similar questions about information governance, particularly if the data is gathered or used internationally (as one example, GDPR compliance and European/UK privacy rules for older data collected but used in current or future matters)?