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Silk Road gets shutdown

Silk Road was a particularly unfortunate example of good technology used for bad ends. It was a virtual black market for drugs, identity theft, and other crime. An affidavit from FBI special agent Christopher Tarbell hit the internet today which

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Dissertation Defense

I defended my dissertation October 29, 2012 – and it was accepted. Bellow is the abstract along with a video demo of the Discere tool I created as part of my research. Following changes to the Federal Rules of Civil

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NOLASEC – Hidden Legal Pitfalls of Digital Forensics Research

Yesterday was the first NOLASEC meeting in the new presentation format. Previously, the meeting had one speaker giving a 30 minute talk with questions and discussions after. The newer format is intended to allow for multiple shorter 6 minute talks

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NOPA Slides June 2011

I gave a presentation to the New Orleans Paralegal Association for their June 2011 meeting. The presentation was on differences between reality and crime genre movies and television shows like NCIS, CSI, Numb3rs, etc. The presentation contains a number of

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Westboro Baptist Church

In a strange turn of events, news outlets are reporting Anonymous, the same ‘group’ (or loose association depending on who you listen to) responsible for the HB Gary fiasco is now threatening the Westboro Baptist Church. Or is it? Suspicions

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