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Newsletter Subscribers Receive a Discount on New Edition of Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet

The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet, 2018, 14th Edition Revised just hit the warehouse and is ready for ordering (by cr...


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American Bar Association Offers Big Cyber Monday Discounts

Category : ABA , Newsitem

On Monday, November 26th, the American Bar Association is once again running its Cyber Monday Sale.

ALL books will be on sale for 40% off your best price. That inclu...


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Twitter Kills Search Features Useful for Background and Investigative Research

By: Mark Rosch

Twitter appears to have disabled its pinpoint geographical search capability, and severely limited its other geographic search capablities. Some less precise geographic search capabilities do still remain.

Until recently, it was possible to enter the search instruction geocode (along with GPS coordinates for a specific location) into the search box at Twitter to retrieve ...


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Google Translate Includes “Handwriting” Feature

By Mark Rosch

While many people are familiar with the ability to type or enter a link to a Web page written in a foreign language into the Google Translate tool, fewer are aware that you can also handwrite or draw characters or pictographs of languages (such as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) that do not use the "Latin/Roman/Western&quo...


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Google Shuts Down Google+ Social Networking Site

Google is shutting down it's Google+ (Google Plus) social networking site.

Google is shutting down its social networking site after "reportedly failing to publicly disclose a security bug affecting hundreds of thousands of accounts on the service," (according to CNN).

The "security bug"...


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Internet For Lawyers Co-Sponsors Continuing Legal Education Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii

Internet for Lawyers is co-sponsoring the CLE by the Sea Continuing Legal Education Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 11-15, 2019. The five-day conference will include 12 hours of educational presentations on a variety of Legal Ethics, Law Practice Management, Internet Investigative Research, Sexual Bias/Harrassment, Client Service, and General continuing legal education topics.

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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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