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eDiscovery: Opportunities for Creative Thinking by IT Professionals

Deep knowledge of technology is critical to winning modern lawsuits. When an enterprise is in litigation, the legal team needs advice and ideas from …

Digital Forensics

How self-publishing on LinkedIn can elevate your professional profile

It’s no secret that social media and online profiles have changed the rules of the job search game in more ways than one.

Data shows that 73% of millennials found their last job through a social network and 77% of organizations are using social networks for recruiting purposes. With more and more …

LinkedIn

Update to Fake Email Subscriber Post

A few weeks back, I wrote about Why Your Email Subscriber Numbers Aren’t as High as You Think

At the time, a comment was left suggesting using a …

The Internet's Original Sin

It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web.

Ron Carlson’s short story “What We Wanted To Do” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths. It begins:

What we wanted to do was spill boiling oil onto the …

Advertising

Social Media Data Collection

By John Burchfield

In the past, social media and predictive coding have been discussed independently in eDiscovery. We’re trying to change that.

At the …

Social Media

iOS bug sends iPhones into endless crash cycle when exposed to rogue Wi-Fi

There's a bug in Apple's iOS 8 that allows nearby attackers to send apps—and in some cases the iPhone or iPad they run on—into an endless reboot …

Security

Why Fight Over Producing Metadata?

A party fighting over not producing metadata is like bringing a protective order to produce a document without ink on the paper. Metadata is part of …

Semantic Technology

Twitter Begins Selling Sports Tickets, Starting With the NBA Playoffs

When Twitter first announced plans to sell stuff in tweets, sports tickets seemed like a logical fit because of the large followings professional teams have on the social network.

Now, the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks are tapping into the potential demand, announcing today that they’re selling a limited …

Twitter

What New Email Behavior Study Can Teach Us about the Future of E-Discovery and Information Governance

The typical email inbox is random hodgepodge of new messages, replies, spam, forwarded messages and auto replies. Guessing what message will appear …

Email

The Burgeoning Business Cost of E-mail

In Jennifer Booton’s recent article, Don't Send another E-mail until you Read this, she explores the growing cost of eDiscovery for corporate America …

Email

Schneier on Internet of Things Security: "It's Going to Come Crashing Down"

A recent ComputerWorld interview with cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier highlights his "doomsday" view of IoT security. Always blunt, Schneier's …

Heartbleed Bug

Litigators Who Don’t Know Enough About E-Discovery Should Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Although we're dealing with just a proposed opinion, it’s no less of a warning sign for those of you who don't know enough about e-discovery, as …

Digital Forensics

The 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is Out!

Thanks to Dave Ries for alerting me to the publication of The 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.I am scrambling to get to ABA TECHSHOW …

Verizon

LinkedIn testing product aimed at making it easier to find and share content

LinkedIn wants businesses and employees to be more data savvy when it comes to finding and sharing articles, blog posts, slideshows and other stories …

LinkedIn

Filing Your Taxes Online From Public WiFi? Just say No!

Seriously, just stop it already!

Look, I travel a lot. I understand the need, and the convenience, of soaking up some bandwidth at the airport, …

R.I.P. blogging, killed by screenshorts

Late last year, Mat Honan wrote for Buzzfeed about “screenshorts”, a rising phenomenon on Twitter where people share their favorite quote of an article in a screenshot to avoid Twitter’s character count.

What’s most interesting about the rise of these screenshots on Twitter and other social media is …

Blogging

eDiscovery Provider e-Stet Launches Academy, a Legal Technology...

California eDiscovery company launches open-access education platform that distills complex information into free, easily digestible content(PRWeb …

Ashtray Floors, Dirty Clothes and Filthy Jokes - Concerts and Social Media

Friday night we made the drive up to Portland to catch The Replacements at the Crystal Ballroom. The show was great, and typical for a Replacements …

Has the Law Firm Holding Your Data Ever Suffered a Breach? You May Never Know.: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

April 10, 2015

In February, we discussed a report about data breach trends in 2014 and how those trends compared to data breaches in …

Digital Forensics

Electronic Discovery: The In-housers take charge

The Spring edition of Ethical Boardroom carries an article by me called Electronic Discovery: The in-housers take charge. You will find it at page …

Digital Forensics

Tom’s Blog: Technical Competence for Lawyers: Are We Just Passing the Buck? (Part One)

Massachusetts just became the 14th state to require lawyers to stay “technically competent” as part of the ethical obligations of their license to …

Competence

As many as 1 million sites imperiled by dangerous bug in WordPress plugin

As many as a million websites could be imperiled by a critical vulnerability recently discovered in WP-Super-Cache, a WordPress plugin that generates …

WordPress

Evernote for iPhone and iPad will now automatically find and scan your physical documents

Evernote's latest update on iOS adds a number of new features for scanning documents with your device's camera, as well as enhancements for the app's …

What Can Law Firms Do to Fight Ransomware?

At the request of several folks, the following longish post provides (I hope) some guidance on how to fight ransomware, particularly for solo and …

Security

Trying to Game Google and Facebook Truth Algorithms

I’ve been suspicious of Twitter and Facebook’s attempts at letting users decide what is “true” and hiding the posts that get voted down, let alone …

ESI Observations on a Pretty Good Friday

Though each merit their own post, I’ve lumped two short topics together. The first concerns a modest e-discovery headache, being the cost, friction …

GIF Animations

20 Best Practices for Using Keyword Searches in eDiscovery - D4

Follow these best practice tips when using keyword searches for collection, data culling before and during document review, and post-review for

Keywords

Career Lesson Reminder Treat Everyone Well

Image by Will Lion

Last week I was in London to attend a conference being put on by my employer, and to teach a training class in the days following …

You Should Check the Level of Your Fuzzy When Searching: eDiscovery Best Practices

By: Doug Austin

April 2, 2015

If the title seems odd, let me clarify. I’m talking about “fuzzy” searching, which is a mechanism by finding alternate …

Digital Forensics