Navigation has become a large part of this decade. The availability of GPS devices for consumer purchase has made companies like TomTom and Garmin well known for road trippers. Since the boom of the Smartphone market, the GPS is now considered a feature, not a device. With the next step in smart technology being wearable, Google Glass carries the feature of directions.
Google Glass contains a wide array of data, constantly updating with the latest information for the end-user. This is what makes Glass so exciting for the user, though can raise challenges in forensic analysis. If Locard’s principle holds true on this device, then all of this data should be recoverable, though this wearable technology does have limited resources, and therefore limited retention.
Glass displays information in a series of cards on a timeline. This horizontally scrolling timeline displays cards like the ones shown in the gallery below.
This semester I begin to tackle my capstone at Champlain College. My years at Champlain College come together to perform original research to benefit the forensic community. For this, I have chosen to take a closer look at Google Glass and the available forensic artifacts on the device. Since Google Glass has so much to offer in the scope of forensic artifacts, I have narrowed down my research to pertain to location data stored on Google Glass and devices it interacts with.