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Former Cop Now Busts Bad Guys Digitally

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Before RCMP Sergeant Jeff Cameron left his Edmonton office on Friday, Dec. 16, he took a laptop seized in a drug bust, hooked it up to his computer and clicked “run” on digital forensics software created in Waterloo, Ont.

While Sgt. Cameron enjoyed his weekend, the software combed the laptop for digital traces of more than 30 types of instant messaging chat logs and then sorted them in a detailed report. On Monday morning, he strolled into the office to find more than 14,000 instant message conversations had been retrieved and categorized, ready to be handed over to the Mounties’ lead investigators.

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