Porn lawsuit intended to send Facebook a message: Be responsive to privacy violations

Habeas Hard Drive’s own experience bears out the claim that damsels-in-distress have a very tough time making Facebook care about revenge porn. It’s agonizing for the humiliated party, who needs help from the social media site to positively identify the harasser or to remove the offending material, or both. The weeks turn into months with no action from Facebook.

Fed Court Gmail opinion creates eDiscovery trap for both sides

A New York judge has flung the email discovery door wide open, granting unfettered access to a Gmail account. Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein may as well have ordered both sides to spend more time, more money, and work much harder than they need to.

Business travelers beware: hotels are dangerous places, period.

You’ve been warned, by none other than the U.S. Secret Service, that the computers in hotel business centers are attractive targets for information thieves. Habeas Hard Drive wishes to point out that plenty of schemes exist to slurp up digital assets from business travelers, and to physically steal laptops and mobile devices from hotel environments.

North Carolina Lawfirm loses digital records to CryptoLocker attack

Habeas Hard Drive has been warning about CryptoLocker since last fall. This attack shows up in booby-trapped  emails.  It encrypts your data, and holds it for ransom. Now we learn of a law firm that’s lost its files to the Cryptolocker. Attorney Paul Goodson told a local television station that he paid the ransom, but […]

eDiscovery Twist: Las Vegas RICO trial spotlights important distinction between Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Employees of the world’s two largest free email providers recently testified back-to-back at a Federal trial in Las Vegas, about their respective policies for email archiving. Google and Yahoo each sent a witness to authenticate disks containing email evidence in a trial that produced the first-ever RICO conviction for an online conspiracy to trade stolen […]

Questions arising when a child finds dirty pictures on Dad’s “new” refurbished smartphone

Dad wasn’t pleased, after he purchased two refurbished cell phones he believed to be new, and his son immediately found photos and videos of naked folks doing nasty things on one of the devices. Dad’s lawsuit naming Sprint “and affiliates” claims the stars of the show were store employees who sold him the phones. Sprint […]