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Social Media Investigation Series (Part 4): Legal Issues That Could Arise When Using Social Media or Internet Evidence in Court

This is the fourth and final installment of our social media and online investigations (SMI) series. Our first installment provided tips about how to locate social media accounts. Our second installment focused on the basics of account authentication and how to begin laying the foundation for internet-based evidence. Our third installment focused on how to […]

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Social Media Investigation Series (Part 3): Locating Content on the Web

This is the third installment of our four-part series about social media and online investigations (SMI). In our first installment, we laid out quick tips about how to locate social media accounts. Our second installment focused on the basics of account authentication and how to begin laying the foundation for internet-based evidence. In this article, […]

Social Media Investigation Series (Part 2): Authentication & Foundation

This is the 2nd installment of our 4 part series about Social Media/Online Investigations (SMI). In the first article, we discussed the importance of conducting Social Media and Internet Investigations, and how to find ac-counts online. This article will focus on the basics of authentication and how to lay the foundation for internet based evidence. […]

Social Media Investigation Series (Part 1): Locating Accounts on Social Media

The internet & social media (SM) have become so pervasive in our society that it has changed the way we do almost everything! As of April 2018, Facebook had approximately 2.2 billion monthly active users, not to mention the billions of others on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat and hundreds of other similar sites. In […]

Libel and Social Media

Have you ever shared a post on Facebook without fact-checking your sources first? Perhaps you were quick to share information on a celebrity’s “pregnancy” from an obscure website you’ve never heard of before, or perhaps you shared your friend’s post stating that their wedding photographer was a scam, when in reality your friend didn’t read […]

Social Media: The New Drug

Status updates, picture tagging, and location check-ins. Social media is a great way to keep in touch with old friends, distant relatives, or to check in on the whereabouts of family members. For many, social media can even be a way to check out a potential date or employee/employer. So much information is readily available […]

Tracking Criminals With Social Media Investigation

The Deed “Hi, come on in! Make yourself at home” – this is a standard greeting that you have probably used countless times, showing your trust to those visiting your home.  But despite the desire to be welcoming, inviting someone across the threshold of your doorway will always assume a certain level of respect and […]

Close To Home: Where To Turn When The Police Can’t Help!

Threatening Call My family recently had an experience that highlighted for me of the important role that a Private Investigator can play in helping their clients have peace of mind. Not too long ago, my wife and oldest daughter had left for school, and they were almost there when my wife received a disturbing phone […]