Subpoenas for Facebook Content

By Elle Evans | | Legal

In our previous blogs, we’ve covered the admissibility of social media evidence, but we have only briefly touched on the laws governing subpoenas for private Facebook information. This blog delves into some of the laws you need to be familiar with if you’re looking to subpoena social media sites. In… Read More »

Investigating Snapchat

By JoEllen Marsh | | Social Media

The Investigator’s Guide to Social Media series provides overviews of various social media platforms. The series is geared toward investigators who are just beginning to use these platforms. Launched in 2011, Snapchat lets users take photos or videos—called “snaps”—with the app and share them with an audience or a single… Read More »

New & Prospective User Webinar Series

By JoEllen Marsh | | Webinar

Curious about SMI? SMI will be offering webinars for new and prospective users starting August 18th at 12 pm EST. These quick 30 minute sessions will cover: What SMI does Use cases Q&A Initial webinar dates: Thursday, August 18th at 12 pm EST Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 am EST… Read More »

Investigator’s Guide to Social Media: Facebook Edition

By Cori Wamsley | | Social Media

Over the next several weeks, we will be posting blogs featuring different social media platforms to talk about who uses them and how useful they actually can be in social media searches.  These posts will provide overviews of the platforms, with some tips and tricks for investigators who are just beginning to use… Read More »

Screen Social Media to Avoid Negative Press

By Cori Wamsley | | Human Resources

By now, you have probably heard about Wendy Bell being fired from WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, PA, for racially insensitive comments she made on her Facebook page. Not only does her post reflect poorly on her, but as a long-time employee of the station, her comments will be associated with WTAE-TV… Read More »

SMI Headed to ABA TechShow

By JoEllen Marsh | | General

Come visit SMI at the ABA TECHSHOW!   CEO Chris Randall and Sales Director Mike Bosick will be at the show in Booth 509. Current & prospective customers who stop by the booth will receive a $200 credit for SMI services! (as well as mugs, pens and some other goodies!) If… Read More »

Admissibility of Private Social Media Evidence

By Elle Evans | | General

Since our post about social media evidence admissibility received so much attention, we created a follow-up article focusing on the admissibility of private social media evidence. As discussed in the first installment, social media evidence is admissible in court and may have a direct impact on the outcome of a case. In… Read More »

3 Dangers of Accidental Social Media Interactions

By JoEllen Marsh | | General, Investigations, Legal, Social Media

Have you ever… accidentally liked something on Facebook? accidentally friended someone online? forgotten to set your LinkedIn to view anonymously before creeping on a stranger’s LinkedIn? If you’ve ever done these things, you know that immediate, unpleasant feeling of regret that follows. It looks something like this: However, if the person you’re… Read More »

Social Media and the NFL Combine

By Brendan Turley | | General, Social Media

The NFL Combine will be starting up this week in Indianapolis, and as in years prior, the on-field competencies and physical abilities of professional football hopefuls will be evaluated and appraised by executives, coaches, scouts and doctors. Recently, however, reviews of player’s character and online activities have become almost as important… Read More »