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Motorcyclist Convicted by Video and GPS Forensics

GPS Forensics Leads to Conviction Hamza Ali Ben Ali of Plainfield, Illinois was found guilty last month in Dupage County court on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding of law enforcement police and driving with a suspended license.  Ali had attached a video camera to his bike and recorded his taunting of Westmont police inducing[…Read More]

4Discovery Forensic Examiner Sues Will County

The Chicago Tribune reported today that Josh Fazio, a former Will County Sheriff Computer Forensics Detective, filed litigation today against his former employer, Will County, and Ken Kaupas, Sheriff Paul Kaupas’s cousin and spokesperson for the Sheriff. [Circuit Court of DuPage County Illinois, 9/12/2013, 2013L 000737] It was reported that Paul Kaupas,  who recently won[…Read More]

ECPA Amendment Could Require Warrants to Obtain Email

Several of the largest technological corporations and Internet companies have joined forces with organizations across the political spectrum to show support for a proposed amendment to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). In July, companies such as Adobe, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Twitter and Yahoo wrote a letter to the Senate advocating the passage of[…Read More]

Boston Marathon Bombing – Using Video Forensics

Since the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week, there have been several fatalities and many severe casualties with more than a hundred people physically injured from the attack. The FBI has taken over the investigation into this heinous crime and is trying to uncover the identity of those involved with executing the[…Read More]

Apple’s iMessage Encryption Thwarts DEA Digital Surveillance

A February 2013 criminal investigation may have been thwarted by Apple’s new iMessage encryption. An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document said that “it is impossible to intercept iMessages between two Apple devices.” This new encryption has foiled attempts by the DEA to eavesdrop on suspects’ conversations and make it difficult to conduct court-authorized surveillance on texting[…Read More]

Google Releases National Security Letter Data

Earlier this month, Google published some shocking information. Under a deal brokered with the Obama administration, Google was allowed to publish a “range” of times that it received National Security Letters in the past several years. These letters are sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanding that companies, like Google, divulge account information without[…Read More]

Comprehensive Mobile Privacy Laws Proposed in Texas

It was recently announced that Texas has proposed protective mobile privacy laws championed by the Texas Electronic Privacy Coalition and sponsored by Representative Bryan Hughes in the House and the second by Senator Juan Hinojosa in the Senate. The bill, HB No. 1608, requires a search warrant to be obtained because certain information can be[…Read More]

Government Interest in Twitter User Data Grows

The government seems to have developed an interest in the data of Twitter users.  However, despite it being a losing battle some of the times, Twitter tries to fight for its account holders’ privacy. Like Google, Twitter has also just released their transparency report outlining the number of government requests.  Over the past six months[…Read More]

Two U.S. Power Plants Infected with Computer Malware

A report issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team stated that 2 U.S. power plants were infected with a suspicious and unnamed malware in the last three months. The most recent infection of malware was discovered after a power generation plant employee had difficulty with a malfunctioning USB[…Read More]

Largest Banks in the U.S. Under Attack from “Project Blitzkrieg”

The McAfee security firm confirmed that there is a major cyber attack being launched against the largest banks in the United States.  The banks included are Citibank, Chase, Wells Fargo, PayPal, among others. This attack is scheduled to occur in the Spring of 2013.  The attack is called “Project Blitzkrieg” and according to  reports, is[…Read More]