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Announcing WebPreserver – Collect Web & Social Media as Legally Admissible Evidence

Vancouver BC, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — WebPreserver Software Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of WebPreserver.com (https://www.webpreserver.com), a new solution to create digital evidence with a single click. WebPreserver simplifies eDiscovery and case preparation for web and social media related legal cases such as online harassment, cyber crime, Doxxing, IP infringement and social […]
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eDiscovery Costs: Social Media Evidence

eDiscovery costs soar to $90,000 in Social Media Evidence Case The recent tort case of Federico v. Lincoln Military House (regarding mould and related injuries in a military housing facility) discussed the Proportionality of social media content to be disclosed during Discovery – and highlighted the cost of unnecessary expert analysis. In finding that certain […]
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#Gamergate – Downfall of Cybersecurity

#Gamergate is a relatively recent, but rampant, phenomenon in social media, cyber-bullying and sexism, typically targeting female developers and members of the Video Game industry. Blasts of misogynistic online attacks in forms such as Doxxing, Swatting, defamation and threatening acts of online harassment are still ongoing, coordinated by the #gamergate hashtag, despite recent efforts of […]
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Doxxing – An Online Phenomenon.

The Era of Hacktivism, Doxxing, Cyberbullying…and more. It came as no surprise that recently Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, admitted that the company “sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, and we’ve sucked at it for years” in a leaked internal memo. Admitting their failures in dealing with online harassment and abuse, it’s […]
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Inadmissibility of Social Media Printouts

United States v. Vayner 2014 2014 was a landmark year in establishing the admissibility and stance of screenshots and printouts of social media in litigation, with one of the more notable examples of this being the evaluation of a printout from the Russian equivalent of Facebook (VK.com) in United States v. Vayner. Social Media Printout […]
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The Foundations of Digital Evidence

Re. Vee Vinhnee When traditional courts met with electronic evidence… The 2005 case of Re. Vee Vinhnee is, to this day, a leading case in the standards of admissibility of digital evidence in the courts, with its findings ever conclusive and integral to eDiscovery a decade later. In this bankruptcy case, key witness evidence in […]
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Cybercrime Update: Instascamming

The Insta-Scam (and Instaspam components)  is a relatively new cyber scam operated on social media and targeting users on mediums such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The Traditional Insta-Scam Scammers post pictures on social media of free items, giveaways and high-end brands, encouraging social media to “like and share” to comply with contest “rules” (also […]
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Cybercrime Update: CatPhishing

Ways to Protect Yourself Online from “Crooked Sweethearts” Catphishing (or “Catfishing”) is a “romance scam” and form of fraud, highly popularised by the use of social media networks, online chat forums and documentary-turned television series by the same name. The term “catfish” was defined in the Oxford dictionary in 2014 (“to lure someone into a […]
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Spoliation Sanctions: Social Media Clean Up

Lester v. Allied Concrete [2014] In this rare instance, Virginia State fined an attorney $522,000 in Spoliation sanctions for advising his client to “clean up” his Facebook account during litigation proceedings; deeming it to be the largest eDiscovery spoliation sanction to that point. A Virginia state judge found lawyer Matthew Murray guilty of instructing his […]
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