Photography lost its innocence many years ago. Only a few decades after Niepce created the first photograph in 1814, photographs were already being manipulated. With the advent of high-resolution digital cameras, powerful personal computers and sophisticated photo-editing software, the manipulation of photos is becoming more common. Here, I have collected some examples of photo tampering throughout history. To help contend with the implications of this tampering, we have developed a series of tools for detecting traces of photo tampering.
Prof. Hany Farid, Director, Neukom Institute for Computational Science 2008 ? present
Seems like Mr. Farid is yet to realize there also was TV fakery going on in 2001.....
http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/farid/resea ... ndex3.html
He leads the Image Science Group whose research focuses on digital forensics, image analysis, computer vision, and human perception.
Ten years ago I stumbled upon a clause in the Federal Rules of Evidence that stated that a 35mm negative and a digital image are equivalent when photographs are introduced as evidence into a court of law. That is, film or digital photos can be introduced as evidence, and they hold equal weight. At the time, I thought that this was a problem, and that it was going to become a bigger problem as digital photography became more ubiquitous. So I started to think about how we could authenticate digital images
Mr. Farid is the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2002 Sloan Fellowship for his work in the field.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit organization in the United States. It was established in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. In 2000 the Sloan Foundation initiated a national program to prevent bioterrorism that has evolved to address general terrorism preparedness, and has made 40 grants totaling over 17 million.
Board members of the foundations have links to the Clinton administration, MIT and US Army, so that might explain Mr. Farid's incompetence when it comes to 9/11...