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Link - It's Not Just Chris Cornell: Suicide Rates Highest Among Middle-Aged Men

“The news that 52-year-old Seattle grunge rock icon Chris Cornell had killed himself after a concert in Detroit shocked and saddened fans of the …

Chris Cornell

Linked - Collaboration Apps Make E-Discovery More Difficult

I have a question about this part of the article. Since I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know the answer to this. First, the pull quote:<p>Larger businesses …

Twitter Makes Changes to Privacy Policy with Big Impact on Blogs

Actually, it appears the new changes will have a big impact on any website that embeds tweets or a timeline. You know, like the one over on the …

Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

“(NEWSER) – It’s possible the experts in attendance Tuesday at a cybersecurity conference in the Netherlands didn’t know what to make of 11-year-old …

Linked - US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe

“US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe.<br>But after a four-hour meeting in …

Gone Viral: Social Media in eDiscovery, Part 3 - Legal Mechanisms for Discovery

Gone Viral: Social Media in eDiscovery, Part 3 – Legal Mechanisms for Discovery<p>Posted May 18, 2017 |<p><b>A multi-part series on the technical and legal</b> …

Social Media

Conducting Effective Custodian Interviews, Part 1

Posted May 16, 2017 |<p><b>A short series reviewing custodian interviews, why they matter, and how to do them effectively</b><p>Custodian interviews for …

Digital Forensics

Linked - Fyre festival: social media 'influencers' traded posts for lavish perks

But one of the most notable disclosures from the 43-page document is the fact that hundreds of models and online personalities, such as reality star …

Linked - Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage

This. Just this. There are no “safe” backdoors.<p>“Once again, this reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption or any other such …

Linked - The Top 10 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Your Training Program

These are all good, but this is one that I have seen time and time again. You can bring in an expert who says the same exact thing that someone has …

Linked - Why Getting to Know Your Colleagues Is Important

“I quickly learned that work relationships are instrumental in helping you succeed. People respond well to those they know and those who treat them …

Linked - Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe

“The CBS report cites unnamed sources close to the DHS, who say the ban on larger devices could be expanded to flights departing for the US from …

Judges Say E-Discovery Education at both the State and Federal Levels is a Must

The cost could be high when judges and attorneys managing the bulk of litigation remain ill-informed about technology and the value of effective …

Education

Linked - Why so many companies get training wrong

Sadly, this is all too true:<p>“Many programmes don’t actually improve skills, says Nanette Miner, founder of the Training Doctor, a company in the US …

Killer Strategies for Training and Development

Training and development is one of the most important aspect of our lives from the day we are born. We through years of schooling to train ourselves …

Human Resources

Linked - A ‘fake news’ crackdown could follow Macron’s election win in France

Some in Silicon Valley breathed a sigh of relief as French voters overwhelmingly backed Emmanuel Macron as their next president over the far-right …

Spear Phishing 101

Spear phishing is one of the most useful tools available to gain initial access in an environment. At its core Phishing is essentially a form of …

The Nine Tasks the California Bar Says an Attorney Must Know to be Competent in e-Discovery

The California Bar issued an important ethics ruling in mid-2016 that all lawyers should know about. <i>The State Bar of California Standing Committee on</i> …

Project Management

Linked - American Airlines Will Shrink Legroom in Coach — Again

It’s not all that often that airline news releases make me miss flying all the time. This is not one of those times either.<p>“An American spokesman …

Linked - Cyberbullying Is Pervasive and Parents Are Oblivious

“Of the 1,000 U.S. parents surveyed, 44 percent said they have never looked at their child’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.”<p>As many of you know, I …

Linked – Successful, Cost-Effective eDiscovery Requires A Team Approach

This is so good, I just wanted to quote it here:“But here’s the rub: because you’re the strategist, you have to be involved in figuring out what to …

Linked - Connected Homes and Cars Can be Difficult for New Buyers to Un-Plug

I guess this is a really good reason to never buy a used smart device, right?<p>In a recent blog post, An IoT Love Story: Always Apart, Never …

What Are Your Clients Really Saying About eDiscovery?

A new survey looks at how clients see the discovery landscape.

Digital Forensics

Linked - No More Ransom — 15 New Ransomware Decryption Tools Available for Free

This is a site that is probably worth keeping a bookmark to, just in case. Plus the educational stuff is really good too!<p>Started as a joint …

Online and Offline Backups - Yes!

As I adjust to life in Louisiana, I have seen and heard almost constant reminders to the flooding that ravaged the Baton Rouge area last summer. …

Linked - Holiday Inn Cops to Massive Credit Card Data Breach

And another one….<p>It seems like every day there’s news of another significant data breach, so here’s today’s: An internal investigation by the …

Podcast: Practical Approaches to Preserving Social Media

It was a great pleasure to welcome our friend Craig Ball as a guest on our Digital Detectives podcast. It suffices to say that Craig's rapier wit was …

Linked - Video Depositions May Come of Age in the Cloud Era

This is an interesting concept, the only downside I see is that it does require a fast internet connection to stream the video, but that’s not hard …

Let The Rules Guide You In eDiscovery

Few lawyers and legal professionals are aware of the gold nuggets of guidance on the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) contained …