FC: Internet Explorer's "autocomplete" helps convict killer

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Sun Jun 16 2002 - 22:23:52 PDT

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    [Or aid attorneys in countless divorce proceedings, no doubt. --Declan]
    From: "Richard M. Smith" <rmsat_private>
    To: <declanat_private>
    Subject: How auto-complete in Internet Explorer help convict a mass murderer
    Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 23:19:41 -0400
    Massachusetts residents got a glimpse of malingering in the April murder
    trial of Michael McDermott, who was convicted of shooting to death seven
    co-workers at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield. Although McDermott
    claimed that he believed he had traveled through time to kill seven
    Nazis, prosecutors countered - apparently successfully - that McDermott
    was faking illness, because computer records showed he had performed a
    Web search for the phrase ''faking mental illness.''
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