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Slate's Explainer: Erasing Computer Evidence

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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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.
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