Rittenhouse defense spuriously claims iPad pinch-to-zoom modifies footage | Engadget

When judges and law enforcement don't understand how technology works, they may set unrealistic expectations or even skew the outcome of a case. A lack of technical knowledge may have just influenced an important court case. While it's not clear if the inaccurate pinch-to-zoom claim will significantly affect Rittenhouse's fate, it certainly didn't help jurors.Please enter a valid email address Pinch-to-zoom on all devices may use algorithms, but only to scale the image it doesn't change the content itself. Police have repeatedly asked for Alexa recordings on the unfounded assumption that smart speakers are always recording, for instance.
A lack of technical knowledge my have just influenced an important court case. The New York Timesreports the defense for shooter Kyle Rittenhouse incorrectly claimed that an iPad's pinch-to-zoom func… [+1528 chars]