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Multimedia & Data Integrity

posted Dec 12, 2011, 7:56 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 7:58 PM ]
"Seeing is believing." This used to be true once upon a time, but it's not any more - the ease with which multimedia can be processed has made us skeptical. News reports can be misleading. Video footage can be faked. Doctored photos are so common that "photoshopped" is now an adjective in the dictionary! So the existence and spread of digital multimedia raises lots of issues with regard to data integrity.
  1. Research and present an example of where data integrity has been publicly breached using multimedia in recent times, explaining (a) the way that data integrity was breached, (b) the rationale behind the breach, and (c) the reaction or results that took place after the breach was revealed and publicised.

  2. For the four situations described by Mr. Woo, (a) identify the issues within each of these situations causing concern with regard to data integrity and (b) propose strategies to assist in establishing the integrity of the source data in each case.