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UK government to delete millions of emails

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 (08:06:31)
It has led to the downfall of many. Now the UK government is arranging the deletion of millions of e-mails. But is it really as easy as hitting a button on the keyboard? E-mail has a long memory, as former home secretary David Blunkett can confirm. Forced to quit last week after e-mails containing damaging information were discovered, he is the latest in the long line of people to be haunted by cyber mail. It has now emerged that civil servants are being told to destroy millions of e-mails. The government says it is in the cause of good information management, but some people have pointed out that in a fortnight's time, they will become publicly accessible under freedom of information legislation. However, as many have discovered, it is not as easy as hitting the delete key...

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Real-world data recovery dramas

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 (08:04:03)
"Do as I say, not as I do", ought to be the catchphrase of many IT executives. We all know about the unwritten law that computer hard drives crash only when it's going to do most damage. Fortunately, Computer Forensics has seen almost all the real-life data dramas before - including some that almost require you to suspend your disbelief...

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Authorities use computers to track down woman accused of murder

Saturday, December 18, 2004 (15:44:50)
Authorities say they used computer forensics to zero in on a Kansas woman accused of killing another woman and stealing her unborn baby. The baby, that had been cut out of her mother's womb, was found alive Friday after a frantic search, and authorities arrested the woman they say strangled the child's mother. The baby girl is said to be in good health.

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Napier 'spy' software set to fight terrorism

Tuesday, December 07, 2004 (16:01:11)
Computer "agents" which can help fight global terrorism and organised crime are being developed by scientists at an Edinburgh university. Academics at Napier University are creating software programs which act as detectives - accessing other computers via the internet or wireless technology and seeking out signs of criminal activity. Dr Bill Buchanan, leader of the Distributed Systems research group in the institute’s School of Computing, is working with the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) to produce the software, which he says is more reliable and trustworthy than human investigators.

More (Edinburgh Evening News)

UK man jailed after computer forensics investigation

Monday, December 06, 2004 (07:18:19)
Computer forensics leads to conviction for UK man at Warrington Crown Court

More (Cheshire Online)
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