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Digital Evidence from Social Networking Sites & Smartphone Apps

According to in 2019, the global social penetration rate reached 45 percent, with East Asia and North America both having the highest penetration rate at 70 percent, followed by Northern Europe at 67 percent. Mobile device usage for social media has increased to 91% of social channel accesses in 2018 according to Marketing Profs. Many technology thought leaders believe social networking will displace traditional email as the leading communication medium. This presentation will provide a practical walkthrough of preservation of top social media sites and how to effectively utilize tools for evidentiary collection across the Web, PCs/desktops and smart devices. It will look at social media apps on smartphones and what digital evidence exists compared to what can be found on the cloud. It will also explore innovations in emoji/avatar Apps such as Bitmoji.

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