Social Media Gives Litigators Measurable Advantage

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Open-Source Intelligence and Social Media Research Give Litigators Measurable Advantages Time continues to be a scarce resource in the legal workplace these days. It’s no secret many attorneys struggle with productivity at work and time management is at the very top of their priority list. No one can afford wasted time or inefficient processes. Although many variables affect one’s success, effective time management … Read More

What We Learned In Social Media 2014

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Here is a great InfoGraphic published by Shea Bennett on All Twitter. There is a lot that can be learned about trending Social Media Sites and the demographics of social media usage. The InfoGraphic is called What We Learned In Social Media 2014.     Tumblr and Pinterest were the fasting growing social media sites in 2014 and Facebook has the oldest user … Read More

The social media pre-employment case we’ve been waiting for

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From our many conversations with Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) and employers, the elephant in the room is the lack of case law governing the use of social media for employment background checks. However, a class action lawsuit filed against LinkedIn in October may be about to change that. An example of a LinkedIn Reference Report from the Sweet v. LinkedIn lawsuit. … Read More

Federal Government Leads Way in Social Media Background Screening

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A recent article in FCW Magazine summarizes the pros and cons of including social media background checks in continuous evaluation capabilities for security clearances. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will release capabilities for continuous evaluation of those holding security clearances in early 2015. According to the article, “the intelligence community is weighing how, or even whether, to use information posted … Read More