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  • What if the Government Fails to Preserve, or Destroys, Digital Evidence During an Investigation?

    Given the proliferation of data storage devices, ranging from computers and cell phones, to Fitbits and gaming systems, it should come as no surprise that criminal investigators often focus on securing digital evidence from these devices. Law enforcement utilizes a variety of methods to secure digital evidence, including extracting data, or making a forensic copy of the data from a device. When ...
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  • Should I Provide my Password to the Police or FBI? : Encryption, Passwords & the Law

    According to reports, a recent survey revealed that the average person has over 27 different passwords for their online accounts. With the rise of applications for every area of life (banking, e-mail, social media, chipotle), this should come as no surprise. Within the justice system, it is becoming quite common for law enforcement, or other opposing parties, to seek to gain access to a ...
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  • What Should you do if the Police or FBI Search your Home?

    When it comes to cases involving allegations of computer crime or Internet crime , especially cases involving allegations involving the possession or distribution of child pornography over the internet or a peer-to-peer program , the authorities generally execute a search warrant at a residence or business in order to gather and secure evidence. Typically, these searches occur very early in the ...
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  • Federal Court Orders Woman to Unlock iPhone with her Finger

    Fresh off the controversy surrounding the FBI and the DOJ's legal battle over the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino investigation, a federal judge has authorized a warrant that reportedly orders a woman to unlock her iPhone with her fingerprint. The identity theft suspect in the case is required, per the warrant, to comply with the request. According to media reports, it remains unclear ...
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  • Smart Mattresses with "Infidelity Detection Systems" : The Internet of Things & the Law

    The Smarttress In the market for a smart mattress that alerts your mobile phone whenever someone is using your bed in a questionable way? Well, of course, there's an app for that. The smart mattress, advertised as the Smarttress , is currently being marketed and sold by Durmet, a Spanish Company. Billed as the first mattress that detects deception, the Smarttress has sensors within the springs ...
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  • Questioning the "Biography" of a Digital File & Why It Matters

    Digital technology has played an increasingly important role in the justice system. One of the many challenges when dealing with digital evidence is the sheer volume of data that can be contained in a single hard drive or flash drive. There can be thousands of files nested within each other, which can amount to literally hundreds of pages of discovery. It can also take hours to review the data, ...
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