Delete. Delete. Delete. And you think it’s done and gone. Well, you’re probably wrong.
Once information is searched out, read, written or stored on a digital device, it is most likely there forever – if only in bits and pieces. But for digital forensics teams, that is often enough to piece together a bigger picture.
Not too long about there was quite a bruhaha in the media about a secret subpoena of two months’ worth of phone records from the Associated Press. Authorities went through the legal process for cell records and subpoenaed the cellphone records in order to piece together what they could about an alleged leak of sensitive national security information.
They weren’t so concerned about cell tower triangulation or mobile phone tracking, they were [...]