How We (Sometimes) Roll: Low-Tech Investigative Tools in a High-Tech Practice

“Gone are the days of the investigator having to dumpster dive or drive to local libraries and spend hours scouring the microfilm, hoping to finding some shred of beneficial information pertaining to their investigation.”

SecurityTek Newswire

Microfilm-620x250We investigators sometimes straddle the old and new worlds, mixing classic gumshoe style with crazy-modern processing power.

In his otherwise very well-done piece on the evolution of PI tools over the last twenty years, Jonathan Stelly jumps the gun somewhat by tossing some tried-and-true investigative techniques into the dustbin of history:

“Gone are the days of the investigator having to dumpster dive or drive to local libraries and spend hours scouring the microfilm, hoping to finding some shred of beneficial information pertaining to their investigation.”

Anyone who knows me and my investigation and consulting practice is aware that I often rely on some of the most highly evolved technological services, software solutions, and extra-fancy gizmos available on the planet. Being a Mac & iOS Certified Forensic Examiner, a Social Media Intelligence Analyst, and an Apple Certified Support Professional, I spend a lot of my time in front of some form of…

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