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On the Digital Trail

Christopher Paul Neil and digital swirl photo

Interpol released these Mr. Swirl photos in October 2007 in an appeal for help to identify Christopher Paul Neil, left, who sexually abused children in photos posted on the Internet.

Credit: Interpol, Associated Press

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.

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