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The next time you login to your Nextpoint account, you may notice some fresh new icons.

Available to existing Nextpoint customer’s, Privilege Protect expands previous document, deposition, and transcript transferring capabilities.  New features and customizations combine to make this the most powerful and convenient document production tool available.  Official public release will be coming in September 2012.

To get started, simply search to isolate documents and select the Privilege Protect icon.

Then configure your transfer.

If the target of your transfer is a 3rd party, additional checks and balances will be made available to ensure safety and sanctity of data.
Some notable options:

  • Selecting a recipient.  Transferring to 3rd party recipients (who are existing Nextpoint clients themselves) requires a PIN be setup and communicated between the 2 parties, not only providing reassurance that you are transferring to the correct recipient, but also that the 3rd party’s privacy is protected.
  • Privilege Detection [Discovery Cloud only].  Privilege Detection compares documents you’ve elected to transfer with those that you have previously identified as privileged and/or have redacted.  A report is generated bringing potential leaks to light, allowing you to double check suspicious documents before they may have been erroneously transferred to a 3rd party.
  • Loadfile Review.  To reassure you that the data transferred will be exactly what you have anticipated – nothing more, nothing less – you are afforded the opportunity to review the actual loadfile that will be used for the transfer.  Search this file for key phrases, email addresses, or anything else that may be a red flag that an undesired document or meatadata would have otherwise been transferred.
  • “Smart Override” for native document transfer.  Blocking documents that are privileged from production is critical, but what if a native email (which is not itself marked as privileged) were transferred – containing the data necessary to re-create a privileged Word Doc that had been an attachment?  Smart override works to detect this situation and prevent transmission, instead opting to transfer images of the document in question.

Nextpoint Privilege Protect is available now to existing Nextpoint customers, allowing you to produce without ever leaving our toolset.  No harddrives to inventory and worry about going astray in the mail.  We hope you get a lot of benefit and use out of this tool and look forward to hearing your feedback.

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Trial Cloud’s newest feature adds the ability to generate Deposition and Transcript PDFs with multiple pages per sheet. You can even show background highlighting on your Condensed PDFs.

Just select the issues and designations that you would like to include in your report, choose “Condensed PDF” and click “Export” and Trial Cloud will generate your pdf for you.

Pages are ordered in the pdf sheets from top to bottom, left to right.

This is an often requested feature addition and something we’re very excited to roll out to our users.

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We are excited to announce new options for crawling Facebook. We have added the ability to crawl profiles anonymously, crawl friends’ profiles, and crawl age and country restricted pages. Also, in an effort to make crawling Facebook easier we have combined page and profile crawl creation.

We now offer the option to crawl a Facebook profile anonymously. This will allow you to capture a Facebook profile’s information that is available to all Facebook users. You can do this by simply entering the address of the profile you want crawled, then selecting the “Anonymous User” option for who to crawl as. Simply complete the form and we will begin crawling. If you need to capture more information than is available publicly, and are unable to get the user’s credentials, we have added an option for that also.

You now have the ability to crawl friends and other profiles as they are available to you or anyone else who is willing to authorize the use of their credentials. This can be done by entering the address of the profile you want to crawl then selecting either the “Enter Facebook credentials” or “Email other Facebook User for credentials” options and proceed with authentication. We will then begin crawling the specified profile as if we were the user who authorized the crawl.

Facebook fan pages can be restricted based on the age and country of the viewing user. You can now crawl these restricted pages by selecting to crawl the feed with Facebook credentials that have the proper permissions to view these pages. When creating the feed, select either the “Enter Facebook credentials” or “Email other Facebook User for credentials” option and proceed with authentication. Once authentication is completed we will be able to crawl the page as if we were viewing the page as the authenticated user.

In addition, you no longer need to know if you are crawling a Facebook fan page or a Facebook profile. You can create crawls for both using the same process. Simply select the “Facebook Feed” options from the “Add a New Website or Social Network Account” dropdown menu. From here you can simply enter the ID of the Facebook object you want to crawl, select who you want to crawl the object as (more on this later), then fill out the remained of the options just as before. After authorization, if it is required, we will start crawling Facebook.

We hope the streamlining of the Facebook Feed setup will save you time when setting up new feeds. And we hope these new features will allow you to capture all the Facebook information you need.

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Nextpoint’s TrialCloud and DiscoveryCloud software now supports importing files directly from EnCase evidence files (E01) and Apple Disk Images (dmg) for all common disk formats — Windows XP, Windows 7, and Mac OS X.

On the import screen, you’ll now find a Disk Image import type, enabled when a valid disk image file has been selected from your S3 folder. These may be single files or multiple split-image files contained in a zip. When this option is used, the uploaded hard drive will be extracted in place and the files it contains will be imported directly from the image as though they’d been opened and imported separately.

Disk Image Upload

At import time, a specific set of files and directories to import may be defined in order to narrow the scope of the uploaded data and avoid processing large amounts of uninteresting documents. Additionally, for disk formats that support it, you may choose to include or exclude system files (those bundled with the operating system itself rather than created by a user, potentially uninteresting during review) and hidden files (most often application preferences and filesystem metadata).

These options, in combination with our DeNIST file filtering feature, allow you to focus in on the important documents from your collected evidence files quickly and easily.

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Last night we rolled out some improvements to help users switch between different accounts and product instances in Trial Cloud, Discovery Cloud, and Cloud Preservation. With more and more customers taking advantage of all of the Nextpoint applications, as well as the introduction of the Nextpoint’s WIRE technology, we know that the list of Nextpoint product instances that a user may have could get unruly.

So, to help keep that organized, we’ve updated the change instance drop down (screenshot below) to only include your product instances for the current account. For those of you that have access to more than one account, we’ve provided a link right next to the account name that allows you to switch accounts. And finally, for account administrators, we’ve moved the account administration link into this switch instance drop down (it was previously in the drop down that shows when you click on your user name in the right-hand corner.)

Switch repositories

Switch repositories (click to enlarge)

We’re hoping these changes help keep you organized as the number of your Nextpoint product instances grows.

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Along with numerous back-end architectural enhancements, last night we introduced a set of keyboard shortcuts to improve Reviewer efficiency when moving through a large set of documents.  A cheat-sheet is available via a link in the upper-right corner of the screen while reviewing documents.

 

 

Shortcuts have been made available for the most common coding operations, as well as page & document navigation options.

 

Coding

Alt + Ctrl + R Responsive
Alt + Ctrl + N Non-Responsive
Alt + Ctrl + F Requires Follow-Up
Alt + Ctrl + P Privileged
Alt + Ctrl + C Clear Coding

Persistance

Alt + Ctrl + U Update
Alt + Ctrl + Enter Update & Next

Navigation

Alt + Ctrl + Up Arrow Previous Page
Alt + Ctrl + Down Arrow Next Page
Alt + Ctrl + Left Arrow Previous Document
Alt + Ctrl + Right Arrow Next Document

General

Alt + Ctrl + H Show Help Menu

 

“Alt + Ctrl”?  Why the game of keyboard-Twister?  The catch here is that your browser is also “listening” for the keys you’re pressing and reacting to certain special combinations.  Some browsers like to react more to “Control”, others “Command”, and others “Alt”.  This combination of keys gets us into our own space while using keys that are (on many/most keyboards) located near enough to each other to make the combination practical… with a little practice.

These new options allow you to quickly update a document’s status and move on to the next in the stack.

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CloudPreservation.com just added a new feature to it’s already powerful YouTube collection capabilities. Now, in addition to collection of a user’s YouTube profile, videos, subscriptions and favorites, the YouTube feeds can be setup to collect individual YouTube videos.

When you add a new YouTube feed, you’ll notice a fourth option to enter the address of the YouTube video you would like to capture.

Add YouTube Feed

Add YouTube Feed

After you’ve setup your feed, that video and all of the comments and meta-data associated with it will be collected and stored in CloudPreservation, and will continually be updated at the interval you specify.

Enjoy!

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