Live Photo Proves to Be Cheater’s Undoing: eDiscovery Best Practices

Wow, how did I miss this story?!? This article from Forensic Discovery discusses what happens when an innocent photo sent to a woman from her boyfriend reveals his cheating to her – because he didn’t realize he was sending a Live Photo from his iPhone.

Their article Cheaters Get Caught When the iPhone Photo is More Than Just a Photo starts out this way:

Imagine this scenario. A woman’s boyfriend is traveling and sends her a photo from his iPhone of a hotel bed with a cuddly toy by the pillow and says he misses her. Sweet, right?


Not so, when the woman clicks on the “live” version of the photo. That version shows a brief second of another woman falling on his bed and laughing.

Is this a hypothetical situation? No, it actually happened earlier this year, according to a recent article. Even worse for the boyfriend is the fact that the girlfriend he cheated on is a Tiktok influencer. Now everybody knows! A single second exposed his cheating to the girlfriend – and to the world!

Want to find out more details about what happened (including seeing the Live Photo itself)? And, from an eDiscovery standpoint, do you want to find out what a Live Photo is on the iPhone, what actually comprises a Live Photo and how to use forensic tools to discover Live Photos? Check out their article here to find out! A single second can literally expose the truth when it comes to mobile device discovery! Cheaters beware!

So, what do you think? How do you address iPhone Live Photos in discovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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