As each year passes, people are becoming more technologically advanced and increasingly rely on computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. As such, legal practitioners must frequently identify, analyze, and utilize evidence from such media in their cases.
To most computer users, the hard drive is a mysterious and little known device. Everyone knows a vast array of information resides on one’s computer, but few know how this process works. Along with their definitions, the relationship of hard drive terms like sectors, clusters, file slack, and unallocated space is examined below.
After many years of examining digital devices, I have come to the conclusion that many, if not most, claimants will attempt to hide or delete information, which may cause them to lose their case.
Social networking websites have gained popularity over the past decade and have infiltrated individuals’ and families’ lives. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, MySpace, Blogspot, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, contain a wealth of information that may be relevant and discoverable in litigation.