e-Discovery Blog

Facebook Fail: Liking own wanted photo

Fugitive likes own "wanted" mugshot in Facebook Fail When law enforcement and social media cross paths....it's usually a legal and viral #win or #fail . The actions of Montana native, and not so much criminal mastermind, Levi Reardon, could likely be construed as the latter judging from his recent [...]

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Cybercrime Update: Astroturfing

Astroturfing is an illegal false advertising cyber scam, utilised by companies, organisations, politicians and individuals to boost company reputation, search results and public opinion - through unauthentic and questionable means. This online campaigning consists of fake reviews on websites and [...]

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Easy to proffer evidence of a Web page

  WebPreserver.com Captures Evidence of Web Page Content New software as a service makes it easy to proffer evidence of a Web page or social media site. Legaltech News has a review of the WebPreserver.com site and service: PageFreezer Software Inc., a Web archiving software-as-a-service [...]

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Facebook Circumstantial Evidence

Commonwealth v. Banas [2014] A History of Social Media Evidence: Facebook Circumstantial Evidence In this relatively recent case, the admissibility of social media evidence was disputed when the defendant was convicted of larceny, and during the original trial a screenshot from his Facebook [...]

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“Cleaning-Up” Social Media Evidence

At the end of January this year, the Professional Ethics Committee of the Florida Bar issued a Proposed Advisory Opinion (14-1), in which they stated “a lawyer may advise the client pre-litigation to remove information from a social media page, regardless of its relevance to a reasonably [...]

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5 Chrome Apps for Lawyers

Interesting article about eDiscovery and other digital tools for Lawyers in Investintech: "While it’s true that highly niched professionals like lawyers require a specific set of tools, sometimes something as simple as a Chrome add-on can be just as (or dare we say, even more?) powerful. If [...]

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Twitter Direct Messages Controversy

New Twitter feature opening the Floodgates for Unwanted Communications In the last 24 hours, Twitter have rolled out a potentially controversial new feature to its 288 million users amidst a rough few months of criticism in light of controversies such as the #gamergate phenomenon and Twitter [...]

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Twitter Troll Update: Anti-abuse filters

#Twitter Troll Update as the company roll out a series of Anti-abuse filters The latest updates from Twitter, in contrast with yesterday's upgrade facilitating unauthorised contact via direct messages, is another stance against trolls and abusive Tweeting. Just as doxxing, swatting, harassment [...]

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Social Media Evidence v Privacy Limitations

Nucci v. Target Corp [2015]  If a photograph is worth a thousand words, there is no better portrayal of what an individual’s life was like than those photographs the individual has chosen to share through social media before the occurrence of an accident causing injury. Such photographs are [...]

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