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The Problem: <ul><li>Metadata of pictures is altered when Facebook generates the download file </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore...
Create date is date/time FB generated download – not date of picture or date of upload to FB
The Solution
The FB download gives you HTML files of every photo album to which pictures have been uploaded…
Open the HTML file for the album to which the picture was posted… Then scroll down to the picture you want Album name
And  if  the picture was jpeg, the picture will appear, along with the date that it was posted! Upload date/time Nice comm...
If the picture file is  not  jpeg, the image won’t show up in the HTML file for that album… Misc File type (opens with IE)...
But using the file name you can locate the date/time of upload… File name and date/time of upload
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Short presentation on a problem with the Facebook download tool for e-discovery

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  1. 1. The Problem: <ul><li>Metadata of pictures is altered when Facebook generates the download file </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore you cannot rely on the metadata of the picture file (.jpeg or otherwise) for evidentiary purposes – which is usually the point of retrieving the pictures! </li></ul>Facebook’s new “download your info” tool holds promise for simplifying e-discovery, particularly of pictures uploaded to FB, but…
  2. 2. Create date is date/time FB generated download – not date of picture or date of upload to FB
  3. 3. The Solution
  4. 4. The FB download gives you HTML files of every photo album to which pictures have been uploaded…
  5. 5. Open the HTML file for the album to which the picture was posted… Then scroll down to the picture you want Album name
  6. 6. And if the picture was jpeg, the picture will appear, along with the date that it was posted! Upload date/time Nice comment from my college girlfriend
  7. 7. If the picture file is not jpeg, the image won’t show up in the HTML file for that album… Misc File type (opens with IE) Note file name “E determined to….”
  8. 8. But using the file name you can locate the date/time of upload… File name and date/time of upload
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