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4th Annual UF Law EDRM E-Discovery Conference

Pinpoint Labs is proud to have the opportunity to again participate in the University of Florida Levin College of LAW EDRM conference. The University of Florida EDRM E-Discovery Conference this year provides pathway for attorneys, paralegals and support professionals to move beyond simple keyword searching to basic data analytics.  Come join us...

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LegalTech New York 2013

It’s hard to believe that LegalTech New York is upon us again. Pinpoint Labs will have representatives in New York next week, 28th – 31st , and we wanted to invite you to attend one of our sessions at the Sheraton Hotel if you will be in town. Here is...

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Mac Target Disk Mode

Booting an Apple Macintosh in target disk mode allows computer forensic examiners to copy relevant files from the internal drive on a Mac computer. Removing hard drives instead from a Mac computer can be time consuming and result in damage to the system when not performed properly. Therefore, target disk...

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ESI Self Collection Drives and Kits

Electronically Stored Information (ESI) self collection drives and kits have become popular in the last few years because they offer an affordable means of collecting electronic data for a legal matter without the need to hire in expensive forensic experts. This article covers what should be included in an ESI...

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What is a Hash Value?

A hash value is a result of a calculation (hash algorithm) that can be performed on a string of text, electronic file or entire hard drives contents. The result is also referred to as a checksum, hash code or hashes. Hash values are used to identify and filter duplicate files...

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How Much is a Petabyte, Exabyte, or Zettabyte?

As our electronically stored information (ESI) data universe continues to grow, we are hearing about increasing storage capacities. The size of a project in terabytes (TB – 1024 Gigabytes) comes up frequently and is often the amount of data that has to be collected, culled or processed on a corporate server....

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Email Collection

Email Collection refers to the identification and isolation of electronic mail (email) messages that pertain to a specific legal matter in civil litigation cases. What gets collected What is actually being collected during email collections can be one of two things: 1. Files representing the contents of the transmitted email...

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What is ESI (Electronically Stored Information)?

ESI (Electronically Stored Information) is the general term for all of the data stored on the hard drives, camera cards, cell phones, GPS devices, digital video recorders, digital answering systems, thumb drives, RAID arrays and any other form of electronic media capable of storing data. Types of Electronically Stored Information:...

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What is an Active File Collection?

Active File Collection refers to the collection of files that are active (not deleted) and pertain to a legal matter or legal hold. In most civil litigation cases, extensive forensic investigations that look at deleted files are unnecessary or too expensive. Thus, most ESI collections are active file collections and/or...

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