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Just Text Me: Top 4 Questions Digital Forensics Experts Are Asked Regarding Text Message Evidence

The first text message was sent in 1994, at a time when phones did not have keyboards and the sender had to type the message on an actual computer.  Over the last twenty-three years, text messaging – texting, lol – has quickly become one of the most popular forms of communication. Whether for work or for personal communication, texting is easy, accessible, fast and efficient. Most people feel a wave of anxiety any time they mistakenly forget their phone at …

How to Turn Digital Video into a Star Witness

We live in a world in which video surveillance is omnipresent. Nowadays, we hardly bat an eye at finding ourselves reflected in a closed-circuit television (CCTV) screen in a supermarket, or realizing a friend took a video from last week’s brunch and posted it to social media. Video security footage, as well as footage from casual observers, exists in nearly every dimension of society, from law enforcement to the office to the privacy of our own home webcams. When it …

Capsicum Went to Rio by Way of a Telehealth App

If you’re like us, your free time these past few weeks has been spent watching the 2016 Olympics. We never fail to be incredibly impressed by the precision, speed, strength, agility and overall prowess on display by the world’s top athletes. But as we became acutely aware after working with one recent client, the Olympics aren’t just about great athletics. Great medicine, too, plays a significant role in the Olympics, an event that continues to drive medical innovation. Just as …

Cell Phone Encryption – What’s Your Call?

When you read a letter or post that starts… “A Message to Our Customers – This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake” – as does the letter Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently released urging consumer involvement in the discussion regarding privacy right – do you read on or move on? Capsicum Group urges you to read on, be informed, and render your opinion regarding this …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber Authors Legal Intelligencer Article re: Firm Tech Issues

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Clinton’s Private Email Server Highlights Firm Tech Issues”. The original article is available here. Another development recently surfaced in the Hillary Rodham Clinton private email server controversy. The former secretary of state, who used a private email server located at her personal home in Chappaqua, New York, to conduct official government business, apparently wiped the server clean. The Clinton team also refused to turn the server over to an …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber Authors Article For The Legal Intelligencer

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Suiting Up Against Net Neutrality: Legal Aftershock of FCC Vote”. The original article is available here. “Net neutrality” is the buzzword of early 2015. The principle of net neutrality is simply that Internet service providers should treat all traffic on their networks equally. The Feb. 26 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Internet service, in addition to the FCC’s release of the actual 400-page text of the rules Thursday, …

Capsicum Featured in Legal Talk Network Podcast

Capsicum Group’s Leeza Garber discussed online reputation, privacy, and the law during a recent Legal Talk Network podcast taped in New York City. Alongside three other panelists, Leeza engaged in an in-depth conversation regarding data breaches, the right to be forgotten, and whether “privacy is a thing” anymore. Find the podcast here:  http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2015/03/atl-converge-online-reputation-privacy-law/.

What Is A Picture Worth?

We have all heard the expression, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” referring to the idea that something difficult to explain can be conveyed with just a single image. But did you know that an image can provide much more information than those thousand words?  It is estimated that ten percent of all photos ever taken in the history of photography were taken in the last twelve months due to the ever increasing capabilities of mobile technology and influx …