This blog began as a way to support the activities of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA). As the HTCIA “encourages, promotes, aids and effects the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security”… then our blog shows members and prospective members how we do that.
We blog on a variety of issues, everything from who and what will be at our conferences (and those of our chapters), to highlights of our discussions on the HTCIA listserv and in our newsletter. We hope you’ll join us in comments to express your views, either about the issues or about what we’re doing. A few things to keep in mind:
In order to maintain the integrity of this blog as an official representation of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, our formal comment policy is as follows.
All comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks are moderated. We work to review and approve comments as quickly as possible; please do not resubmit your comment if it does not appear right away. Anonymous comments are not allowed.
Language and Format
This blog has an audience that reaches around the globe, to people whose opinions, cultural norms and sensibilities may diverge. Thus, please avoid profanity, “flaming,” threats, and other harsh language. It will not be tolerated.
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We reserve the right to edit or delete comments as we feel necessary, depending on the extent to which they add to discussion. Comments that contain unnecessarily volatile or controversial remarks, but lend overall value to a conversation, will be edited. Extreme spelling and grammatical errors will also be edited. We will note edits at the end of the comment. At no time will we attempt to alter any comment’s core meaning.
Again, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on our posts. If you have any questions about this or any other policy, please contact International Executive Committee members at https://www.htcia.org/contactus.shtml.