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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Digital lipstick traces

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 6:49 AM

Arkies learned long ago about the perils outlined in today's NY Times (link fixed)  to spin a trend story out of Tiger Woods' troubles:

Text messages are the new lipstick on the collar, the mislaid credit card bill. Instantaneous and seemingly casual, they can be confirmation of a clandestine affair, a record of the not-so-discreet who sometimes forget that everything digital leaves a footprint.

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Unlike earlier eras when a dalliance might be suspected but not confirmed, nowadays text messages provide proof. Divorce lawyers say they have seen an increase in cases in the past year where a wronged spouse has offered text messages to show that a partner has strayed. The American Bar Association began offering seminars this fall for marital attorneys on how to use electronic evidence — text messages, browsing history and social networks — in proving a case.

Whatever you do, avoid the urge to text right before kickoff.

 


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