Black Swan Remote Extraction Machine

This is our new pride and joy.  We have developed technology that allows us to extract the information from your cell phone almost immediately, from your location.  Gone are the days of having to ship a device to the lab for a detailed break down.  We can provide the same service to you from the comfort of your office via our Remote Extraction Machine.

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Thanks Mom

Have you ever dated a crazy person?  One that you just knew would one day come back to haunt you? How about a short term relationship with someone you kind of see every now and again, but you think all is normal?

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Catching a Killer

Recently, a terrible crime was committed in Colorado.  A man came on television to beg for the return of his wife and two young children.   He claimed they had left home while he was at work, after he and his wife had "very emotional" discussion earlier that morning. Investigators quickly surmised things in his time line did not add up. One such oddity was the bed being stripped of its sheets and blankets.  Additionally, one of the sheets was unaccounted for.

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Why Use Remote Extraction For Digital Devices

When you leave home everyday, you have at least three things in your possession: your keys, your purse/wallet, and your cell phone.  You can't leave without your keys, either for locking the door or for starting the car.  You may just suffer along without your purse or wallet, hoping you have no need for your license and getting by without any money for the day.  However, you will go through hell and high water to make sure you have that cell phone. There is a high probability you have reached your destination only to discover your phone is not in its normal spot, resulting in you back tracking all the way home to retrieve your life-line.

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Remote Extraction for Government

Governmental security has become a hot topic in recent years.  Often, employees use either their issued cell phones, or phones to which they have agreed to permit access to perform permitted, and sometimes non-permitted, activities.  In order to protect your duties, you can instantly access reliable information contained on these devices.  Now you can know in moments if sensitive information has been illegally passed to unauthorized persons or entities.

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Remote Extraction for Business

It is often said a company's most valuable asset is its people.  Retaining these assets is a task that can be daunting.  Head hunters are ever-present, looking to steal away your talent for the competition.  Equally important are the proprietary secrets these employees hold.  

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How Remote Extraction Capabilities Help Private Investigators

We know that time is of the essence for you and your clients.  When you are retained it is because the worst situation your client could imagine has occurred.  Answers are the only commodity in which they have an interest, and they expect immediate results.  Worst of all, they do not want to be inconvenienced in any way. Frankly, nothing in today's world is more inconvenient than being without one's cell phone. If the information you seek lies therein, this puts you in a  terrible situation.  Normally, it would require weeks to send the phone off to a lab for extraction.  Thanks to the Black Swan Remote Extraction Machine, this is a problem no more.

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How Remote Extraction Capabilities Help Lawyers

Freedom is the name of the game for a criminal defense lawyer.  Rather it is an issue of securing bond for your client, or the ultimate verdict that is on the line, speed and accuracy can make al the difference in the world.  Once you are hired for a person charged with a crime, they often expect you to secure their immediate release.  The key to bond may very well be awaiting discovery within the confines of a cellular device owned by them or a loved one.   The ability to immediately access the valuable data they require can make the difference between bond today and bond next month.  Having reputation of rapid results is a selling point no lawyer can deny.

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How many people are falsely accused?

The number of individuals falsely accused of crimes may never be known.  The number wrongfully convicted is just as hard to determine.  The only thing we can know is how many have been freed from illegal sentences for crimes they did not commit.  At the end of this article is a chart of exonerations from 1989 to the beginning of 2016.  The number of exoneration per year continues to increase.

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What Are Good Habits?

Did you know that habit is an admissible piece of evidence in court?  In auto accident cases, habit often comes into play with regards to seat-belt usage.  A man's freedom rested on his habits in a criminal case in New York City in recent years.  He had the habit of calling his friend every day before work to wake him, just before 3 am.  They would then ride to work together.  He was accused of committing crime at this exact time.  The review of his cell phone records, along with the testimony of his friend, revealed he was in fact en-route to work at the time of the incident.  Later testimony of the victim showed he was not the man wanted for the grisly assault. 

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Do You Hear an Echo?

Amazon was recently ordered to hand over recording from an Amazon Echo Device related to a homicide in New Hampshire.  The court ordered the company to provide any and all information related to recordings and cell phone pairings for a device in a home where the crime occurred.  The police force there seized the echo, but did not have the technology to extract the needed information.

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Did You Text and Drive Today?

The biggest taboo on today's highways is the offense of texting and driving.  With heightened awareness of the dangers of distracted driving came enhanced penalties for the practice.  Many of us have been guilty of just sending one short message, or checking an email, or a plethora of other conveniences at our fingertips thanks to the madden smartphones.  This, however, is one practice that can lead to hefty fines, increased insurance costs, or even the loss of coverage and licensure. 

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A Loss For A Trial Attorney

Several years ago, when I was practicing as a personal injury lawyer, I had a case that haunts me still today. A young family lost their father to a tragic car wreck. The future of their financial stability was tied up in finding the responsible parties for his death.

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What Did You Use Your Phone For Today?

Think about it.  Really go into detail as to what you did with your cellular device.  Did you use it for the alarm?  How many times did you hit snooze?  How many alarms did you actually set?  What time did you finally cut off the alarms and get moving?

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What Evidence Can Be Admitted At Trial?

The  court  system  of  the  Unites  States  safeguards  litigants  by  limiting  what  types  of evidence  may  be  presented  to  a  judge  or  jury. The  objection  heard  most  often,  and  the  hardest  to understand,  is  the  rule  regarding  relevance. To  a  lay  person,  it  would  seem  all  evidence  and  testimony  would  be  relevant  to  deciding  what  really  happened  in  a  case.  This  common-sense  thought  is  limited  in  Rule  403  of  the  rules  of  evidence. Below  is  the  federal  rule,  but  most  states  have  adopted  a  similar  version  for  their  proceedings.

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What Is Circumstantial Evidence?

It is a common misconception that circumstantial evidence can not be used against you. This is simply not the case. Courts find that circumstantial evidence is a good as eye witness testimony. Often, the only evidence in a case is circumstantial. A favorite example is footprints in the snow. You wake one morning and look outside your window. There are footprints outside your room. You never heard anyone. You never saw anyone. The circumstance of the footprints tell you without a doubt, however, someone was there.

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Defensible, Reliable, Truthful, Unimpeachable Evidence

Everything we do is backed by science. We follow  a  strict  scientific  method  in  extracting  various  data  from  all  arenas. The methodology  has  been  tested  and  proven.  The way  we  perform  our  duties  allows  us  to  tie  the  data  to  unique  content  creators. We take the guess  work  out  of who  did  or said  anything,  anywhere,  anytime. Everything we  do  is  fully  documented.

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Do You Google?

Google receives over 100,000 requests for activity reports about its users every year.  This number is steadily growing.  Often, the police request information about Google use in a particular area.  This information included what towers were "pinged" by certain phones to show location.  Police used the collection of locations for hundreds of people to narrow down which individuals were in certain areas during the commission of a crime. By compiling all the "pings" of the cell phones around crimes thought t be related, the detectives working the case were able to narrow their list of suspects to just those present in at each of the crimes.  They did not just narrow it to what individuals were at each scene, but what handful were present at EVERY scene.

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Who Can Black Swan Digital Forensics Help?

No case is ever won without solid facts. At Black Swan we can provide you the facts you need to prove your case by detailing social media, cellular devices, vehicle information systems, and myriad of other gadgets. Do not go to battle unarmed. Black Swan can be your silver bullet.

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What Is Digital Forensics?

What is digital forensics and how can it help you? "Digital DNA" is the data extracted from digital devices. It can detect insider threats for a company, identify information to solve a criminal case and even uncover fraud and hacking on your endpoints, servers, and network.

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