Remember when your “Mobile Phone” was in a case as big as a small brief case and each call cost you a couple of dollars per minute and not cents? You were among a very elite if you had a “Mobile Phone” back in the day. Today, it is reported that more than 91% of adults in a survey of over 2,500 people own cell phones. They are replacing landlines, GPS Devices and tablets and many times every member in the family is linked to their own cellular device. A cell phone allows the user to make calls, send text message and emails, surf the web, schedule to wake you up, remind you of appointments and even goggle answers to questions when in a [...]
Most people think of International Investigators and our cell phone forensic lab as the gatherers of evidence and facts to prove crime or wrong doing. Yes, we do that, but we want to be certain that every person who loves anyone also realizes what else can be done with a cell phone and cell phone forensics.
A good example is when an airplane went missing in the mountains of Nevada. Two adults and four children were missing for four days in rugged terrain and frigid temperatures.
The search and rescue efforts were spread out over a wide area covering miles and miles of mountains and valleys not easily accessible – and were turning up nothing.
It was then that cell phone forensics were employed. A cellphone expert [...]