Reply to post: Re: DNA and ffingerprints's Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule


Re: DNA and ffingerprints

I find this seriously disturbing. Not that I would actually expect the Wayback Machine to be dishonest or tampered with, but the point is I have no idea if it actually is or not and I'd expect anything regarded as evidence of anything else held to a higher standard.

Think of it the other way around: assume the WM never existed, but the state announces the creation of a new all-encompassing archival system to be used as evidence in courts - would you not immediately want to know what the safeguard mechanism in place are against abuse, who audits them and how often and with what degree of transparency...? Because I sure as fuck would. But hey - if it's the WM none of that's needed, you can just trust us, we're the good guys after all isn't it...

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