Category Archives: Newsitem

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Facebook Kills Search Features Useful for Background and Investigative Research

Facebook has discontinued many search features useful to legal professionals conducting background and investigative research of users on the popular social networking site. These include searching by email address and phone number to locate someone’s Facebook profile. The changes were spurred by recent revelations that political data mining firm Cambridge Analytica scraped publicly available information from an estimated 87 million Facebook profiles for political marketing pu...


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Twitter Bot Follows Federal Cases of Note; Posts Docket Documents

Category : Newsitem , PACER , RECAP , Twitter

The aptly named Twitter robot Big Case Bot automatically follows selected U.S. Supreme and Federal Diistrict Court cases of note on PACER and posts the documents from new docket entries to Twitter. The documents are included as attachments to the tweets.

Twitter Big Case Bot - PACER Robot


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Do Virtual Assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant Have a Place in the Office

by Mark Rosch | January 9, 2018

If you have any interest in technology, you’ve probably been seeing and hearing a lot in the past few months about “virtual assistants,” “voice assistants,” or “smart speakers” like Amazon’s Alexa and Echo, and Google Home (regular and Mini) and the battle for the “smart home.” Many of you might be considering a lo...


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Finding the Right Person on Social Media: An eDiscovery White Paper

The pervasive nature of social media has made it an extraordinary source of legal evidence today. As such, there is both a duty to preserve social media content and a need for lawyers to learn how to find relevant social media evidence to use in litigation. The five major social media sites today, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, all have unique "flavors of information," but are often used in varying ways. It’s important to unders...


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Internet Research Reference Book Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet Now in its 14th Edition

The popular Internet research manual, The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative and Background Research on the Web has been updated to a new 14th edition.

The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet features extensive reviews of the best investigative and background research resources available for free (or at low cost) on the Internet.  Unlike others guides which prese...


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ABA LTRC Releases TECHREPORT Analysis of 2017 Legal Technology Survey Results

by Mark Rosch

The American Bar Association's (ABA's) Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has released its 2017


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2018 CLE at Sea Cruise Offers 12 Hours of Credit in Multiple States

Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been announced as speakers for the CLE at Sea 2018, Continuing Legal Education Cruise presented by the Alaska Bar. They will join a line-up of nationally-known continuing legal education speakers offering 12 hours of CLE credit during the seven day cruise.

The CLE at Sea 2018 educational programs have been approved for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions:


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Good News About Facebook Graph Search

Category : Facebook , Newsitem , Social Media

by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 29, 2017

Facebook’s Graph Search allows you to create very sophisticated, relational searches through the information people share about themselves on Facebook.

"Graph Search" features appear to have returned to the Facebook


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Changes Come to Findagrave.com

by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 28, 2017

Findagrave.com offers a searchable database of gravesite locations for nearly 160 million people. The website and some of its search features were updated in November 2017.

Findagrave.com


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Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting

Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser?

I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised b...


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