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What is metadata? A guide to how can it affect your case

What is metadata? A guide to how can it affect your case

Everytime you search your email inbox for that email you know you saw, you’re using metadata. Everytime you log into Spotify and explore your Daily Mix, you’re using metadata. When LinkedIn suggests you connect with someone, metadata is powering that connection. And every time Google Photos suggests you archive all those screenshots, yep, that’s metadata ... Read More
 
The impact of Apple’s new FaceID on smartphone evidence

The impact of Apple’s new FaceID on smartphone evidence

With each new generation of iPhone, Apple’s updates and new features become more and more nuanced. With the iPhone X, they’ve moved from fingerprint authentication, or Touch ID, to Face ID. Their website now states that, “Your face is your secure password.” Is it though? Biometric security is gaining popularity in part because it’s so ... Read More
 
Common smartphone evidence locations

Common smartphone evidence locations

It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s been nearly a quarter century since the first smartphone walked into our lives — in 1994, IBM introduced “Simon,” a cellular phone that could also send and receive faxes and emails and included an address book, calendar, calculator, and notepad, as well as the first mobile applications with ... Read More
 
Two famous cases where digital evidence was key

Two famous cases where digital evidence was key

From smartphone evidence to embedded digital data, some have called the period we’re in “a golden age of evidence” due to the variety and volume of digital data that reveals not only conversations, but locations, timelines, and sometimes, photos and videos. Ahead, we dive into two famous cases where the digital evidence that was uncovered ... Read More
 
7 repetitive tasks that make your life better when automated

7 repetitive tasks that make your life better when automated

Nobody likes boring, repetitive tasks. They slow us down, suck time, and worse, they waste our brain’s decision-making energy, causing what’s known as “decision fatigue.” The more decisions your brain has to make, the more tired it gets as the day goes on, causing it to start looking for shortcuts, reducing not only your efficiency, ... Read More
 

How to grow your mid-sized law firm

Recently, it’s the large law firms who are seeing all the success and continuing to grow, while once-thriving mid-size firms have begun to shrink. In a world full of thriving small- to medium-sized companies, why is that? Part of the answer is in resources. Mid-size firms typically don’t have the same scale, IT support and ... Read More
 
How Smartphone Data Can Be Used as Legal Evidence

How Smartphone Data Can Be Used as Legal Evidence

As of January of 2017, 95% of Americans now own some kind of cellphone — and smartphones make up the vast majority of those, with 77% of Americans owning one. It’s only logical to assume that that percentage will have increased by January 2018. And the amount of data created is staggering as well. Around ... Read More
 
E-Discovery Then & Now

E-Discovery Then & Now

Many think of E-Discovery as a recent tool, however, this infographic proves that E-Discovery has been around for a very long time and isn’t going away anytime soon. Check out the history of E-Discovery.  
 
Where’s My Evidence

Where’s My Evidence

In my last blog, I discussed the privacy concerns surrounding the discovery of data stored on smartphones. Even when data on these devices is discoverable, though, you still may run into difficulties getting it.  So, what happens when the information you seek and are entitled to get isn’t there?! In this article, we’ll take a ... Read More