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Social Media a “Goldmine” of Damning Divorce Evidence

In the last ten years there has been a phenomenal cultural and lifestyle shift from communicating and living IRL to online – and an interesting correlation with the rise in divorce rates and the acceptance of social media evidence in the courts. Many have described the limitless resource of messages, posts, images, videos and more […]
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Family Law from Facebook to the Courts

81% of lawyers using evidence from Social Networking platforms. A recent study from PEW found that 66% of divorce cases used Facebook content as a primary case of evidence – this is an alarmingly high figure for lawyers not well versed in managing social media content, but also unsurprising given the ways in which we […]
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California Court allows Instagram Evidence

Authenticating Instagram evidence still obstacle in social media case The most recent update on Social Media Evidence and Social Media #fails was handed down from a California appeals court in In re K.B, in relation to a criminal firearms conviction – where Instagram images posted from “40glock” (the defendant’s) social media account were accepted as […]
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Revenge Porn – Ending the Harassment

Revenge porn is a relatively recent phenomena targeting everyone from exes, celebrities, vulnerable individuals and more. A vast array of motives can lie behind this extremely detrimental form of harassment including extortion, revenge, and sheer humiliation. This Cybercrime involves the non-consensual distribution of sexually explicit media; a practice often also involving the distribution of additional […]
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Tweet & Delete

As the majority of us increasingly express ourselves and live in virtual reality through our curated personas on social media, not only has the way we communicate changed to text format, but so has the negative side of human expression such as bullying and harassment. These platforms have taken physical and interpersonal harassment to new […]
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The New Vigilantism – #Swatting

As previously discussed on our blog, Doxxing is the illegal online harassment act of sharing an individual’s personal or identifiable information (such as name, address, social security number etc.) online without their consent. (For more information see our previous posts of “Doxxing – An Online Phenomenon” and “#Gamergate – Downfall of Cybersecurity”). This internet-based attack […]
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Social media accounts “discoverable”?

eDiscovery 101 – Are social media accounts “discoverable”? Though social media and website posts are only one form of ESI party to eDiscovery standards and evidence, they are becoming increasingly more common, powerful and important. Going back as far as 2002 in Rowe Entertainment Inc v. The William Morris Agency, the judges found that “Rules […]
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Australian Defamation Law

Australia wants Social Media Defamation Law Reform Australian legal scholars and jurists have brought attention to the need of reform to current laws in light of a recent decision in which defamatory tweets were found to be more hurtful and detrimental than an article published. In Hockey v. Fairfax Media Publications, treasurer Joe Hockey won […]
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New WebPreserver Features

We hope you’ve had a chance to test out WebPreserver’s awesome features and functionality. Based on feedback from users we have added three new functions. 1. MHTML – Fully browsable screen captures It’s one thing to get a PDF. By popular demand, WebPreserver now also offers an entirely browsable Snapshot of the captured web page […]
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When Screenshots Aren’t Enough

Here’s a video by NetBootCamp about different web page preservation techniques and the pro’s and con’s of each technique. Web page preservation is a common task. Choosing how to do it is one of the most important aspects of this task. In this post, we’ll look at two different methods, and test drive tools used for […]
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