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Court Order Compelling Apple’s Assistance Under the All Writs Act

On February 16, 2016, a magistrate judge in the Central District of California issued an order, under the All Writs Act, compelling Apple to assist the FBI in searching an iPhone 5C that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook. Farook was

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Silk Road gets shutdown

Silk Road was a particularly unfortunate example of good technology used for bad ends. It was a virtual black market for drugs, identity theft, and other crime. An affidavit from FBI special agent Christopher Tarbell hit the internet today which

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TechnoCommonality

This project has been in the works for a while. My colleague  Michael and I have been contemplating a cross/inter-disciplinary journal to examine technology intersections with various other fields. We finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Tulane University to

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Dissertation Defense

I defended my dissertation October 29, 2012 – and it was accepted. Bellow is the abstract along with a video demo of the Discere tool I created as part of my research. Following changes to the Federal Rules of Civil

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NOLASEC – Hidden Legal Pitfalls of Digital Forensics Research

Yesterday was the first NOLASEC meeting in the new presentation format. Previously, the meeting had one speaker giving a 30 minute talk with questions and discussions after. The newer format is intended to allow for multiple shorter 6 minute talks

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