Modern mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and portable navigation devices can contain a history of a user’s location for many months and sometimes many years depending on the device characteristics. The location data stored in the device memory can originate from many sources with the most common being Global Positioning System (GPS) information. The Global Positioning System (GPS) uses satellites orbiting the earth to determine the location of a GPS enabled device. GPS is more accurate than other sources of location data, and this data can be plotted on a map including date and time. The GPS data could reside in many different types of data. The GPS location information could be contained in the metadata of a photo or video, from the use of an installed third-party application, and from web browsing or a mapping program. So if you have access to the device it’s easy to forensically image and triage it to look for location data, user settings, installed applications and metadata fields. For more information IRIS LLC Toolbox-Location Data
FROM COLLECTION TO THE COURTROOM: DIGITAL EVIDENCE A NEW Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys IRIS LLC is proud to announce the creation of the first standardized Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for indigent defense organizations. Developed for the defense community to reduce pre-trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. NEW Regional Training Opportunity! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) along with free resources in our online Digital Evidence Toolbox. Presented by IRIS LLC at the upcoming New England Regional public defender training, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Middlesex Community College. DECAM was developed for attorneys and investigators to reduce pre‐trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. Applied to post-conviction review in cases where digital evidence was a deciding factor; became the genesis for the first ever Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative. Click here to read the New DECAM White Paper
In our earlier post on this topic, Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence, we described a universal approach for searching the internet to locate and identify social media evidence. In this article we will discuss the best practices for preserving social media evidence, the rules of evidence that apply and steps that can be taken to overcome anticipated admissibility issues. Read the Full Article>
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) On Thursday, May 24, 2018, California’s Supreme Court ruled that social media companies can be compelled to provide criminal defendants user content that is public. Many social media companies including Facebook have ignored requests arguing that federal law prevents the release of user content. Read the Full Article>
Thank you to everyone from the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services who attended our latest digital forensics training seminar in Hartford, CT on Thursday, April 5, 2018.