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Today we’ll discuss the challenges of testifying as an expert witness. As you work a case you must assume that you will be called to testify at trial.

Talk Forensics - Expert Witness Testimony

July 28, 2014 | Videos | Comments

Today we’ll discuss the challenges of testifying as an expert witness. As you work a case you must assume that you will be called to testify at trial.                             

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iPhone App Makes Free, Encrypted Calls

July 30, 2014 9:55 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | News | Comments

If you’re making a phone call with your iPhone, you used to have two options: Accept the notion that any wiretapper, hacker or spook can listen in on your conversations, or pay for pricey voice encryption software. As of today there’s a third option.

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July 30, 2014 9:21 am | by Lisa Vaas | Blogs | Comments

Muneeb Akhter is under investigation after admitting that he inflated the value of gift cards for companies including K-Mart, Shell Gas, Whole Foods, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, all without spending any money to do it.         

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Canada Says China Tried to Hack into Key Computer System

July 29, 2014 11:12 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

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July 29, 2014 10:36 am | by Mark Stockley | Blogs | Comments

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July 29, 2014 10:01 am | by (ISC)2 Writers Bureau, Information Week | News | Comments

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Every law firm can run into incidents of employee misconduct, data breaches, and intellectual property theft. In the age of modern technology, data breaches, insider trading, and other security problems require extensive technological forensics.

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Russia Offers $111,000 Bounty to Break Tor Privacy

July 28, 2014 10:56 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | News | Comments

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July 28, 2014 10:38 am | by William Jackson | Blogs | Comments

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July 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post | News | Comments

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