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Slate's Explainer: Erasing Computer Evidence

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Slate's Explainer: Erasing Computer Evidence

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Slate's Explainer: Erasing Computer Evidence

Slate's Explainer: Erasing Computer Evidence

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A former publisher of the New York City daily newspaper Newsday was recently indicted for possessing child pornography. He also allegedly tried to erase evidence from his computer using a program called Evidence Eliminator. Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains the technical limits of software designed to erase data from computers.

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