Cellphone Videos as Proof
January 11, 2021 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Cellphone Videos as Proof
More and more critical world events are documented by regular people with cell phones. I'm working to strengthen the verity of cell phone videos by augmenting them with corroborative data.

I’ve created FakeProof, an Android app to increase the documentary strength of videos by
* allowing simultaneous recording from front and back cameras,
* embedding sensor and location data, and
* embedding cryptographic signatures (among other measures).
This makes the videos highly verifiable and very resistant to deep faking, etc, all while completely respecting your privacy and control of the recording!

Please try it out, let me know any feedback!

Note: it’s still under very active development.

More information: https://www.edom-electric.com/fakeproof
Try it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ee.fakeproof
Role: programmer
posted by thandal (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Any chance of it being open-sourced?
posted by avapoet at 6:24 AM on January 12


I'm definitely considering it, and there is a good chance.
posted by thandal at 8:30 AM on January 12


For some reason it says it isn't compatible with my device. Redmi Note 8 running MIUI 12, which is based off Android 10.
posted by Literaryhero at 4:42 AM on January 14


Thanks, I'll look into it -- its supposed to be compatible with everything after Android 8 (API 26).
posted by thandal at 4:06 PM on January 18


So... it turned out I was requiring a barometer for no good reason (though I may optionally use it in the future just 'cause its more contextual data). Pushing a new version without that requirement -- thank you for flagging!
posted by thandal at 1:26 PM on January 20


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