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How to Validate a Digital Signature

How WebPreserver can prove evidence it captures is authentic using digital signatures and timestamps Trust. It’s a simple concept. But it’s the root of commerce, and a cornerstone of the digital economy. But, the old elements of trust do not cut it in the digital economy. There’s no handshake, no looking the other party in […]
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Social Media Evidence

Can a Post (Tweet, update, snap, etc.) be used as evidence? As with all things legal, it’s in the details; what are you trying to prove; what are the Posts demonstrating; and what corroboration do you have? Beyond that, what are the standards of that particular jurisdiction, or even court, and, can the Post be […]
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Social Media Law

Social media has been around since the campfire, the original social network. Sure, technology has created new opportunities but the fundamentals haven’t changed. We’ve been lying, cheating and stealing for thousands of years and laws have been codified to deal with it. So, social media law is nothing different. The laws in place to cover […]
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Facebook Forensics

Recent reports show over one billion people were on Facebook on one day. One billion people! Most were there to catch up with friends, see some trending content, or just to waste some time. With a crowd that large, you know there are a fair bit of nefarious activities going on. Whether it’s trashing someone’s […]
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Social Media Trending in 2015 eDiscovery

The latest report and research regarding eDiscovery comes from law firm Gibson & Dunn and gives us a clear insight into the predictions of legal and tech specialists from 2015 – echoing caselaw, Discovery requests and solidifying beliefs that social media content is becoming a main resource of retrievable information. Digital communication has evolved from […]
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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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