Selling your smartphone? What we found, may shock you. With the help of the digital forensic experts at Discovery Computers and Forensics, CBS46 News investigative reporter Jennifer Emert sought to recover personal information from seven used smartphones. Personal pictures, data thought erased, can be retrieved. If you hand over your phone before properly erasing it, everything from that embarrassing selfie to financial information could be recovered.
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Text Messages Can Spell Divorce (Law.com)
Divorce lawyers have found a new smoking gun to wave around in court: text messages. Infidelity, bad parenting or threats -- you name the issue in marital disputes, family law attorneys say, and the evidence can be found in text messages sent over hand-held gadgets.
Using Computer Forensics to Investigate IP Theft (LTN Law Technology News)
When a valuable employee departs to a competitor, or leaves to start an unspecified "new venture," or even leaves for some "time off," an employer must be vigilant regarding the possibility that electronic copies of company trade secrets — such as confidential customer data, source code, business plans, or technical documents — may follow the former employee out the door. This "departing employee" scenario is probably the most common fact pattern that leads to trade secret litigation.
Companies are increasingly using computer forensics to investigate the who, what, when, where, and why of data theft by departing employees. Sid Venkatesan and Elizabeth McBride, Law Technology News
" It’s not that Facebook is solely to blame: already-strained marriages are bound to break with or without the service. Still, a couple doesn’t have to be experiencing marital difficulties for an online relationship to develop from mere online chatting into a full-fledged affair." - Emil Protalinski, ZDNet
In this recent case, some questionable content was discovered on a laptop sold in a yard sale. This content was reported to the authorities and the machine was examined, leading to a warrant, search and subsequent case against the original owner of the laptop. The case, however, did not turn out as the prosecutors hoped.
These laws were designed to deal with criminal hacking. Now they are being used to punish a snooping spouse for reading their partner’s e-mail. Should these laws be used to deal with a civil case of curiosity and distrust?
Computer Forensics: Perry Mason Enters the Digital Age (read)