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Wired article on forensic googling

Here's a good use of some cyber skills to make matches with John and Jane Does for their families:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.08/matthews.html

Regen
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The article had nothing at all to do with Google. Closest thing to Google (and where the majority of this guy's "work" was done) was in a Yahoo!Groups meeting place for people looking for missing loved ones.

The article points out that it was after many years of searching that dumb luck solved the case. He (the guy from Tennessee that the story focuses on) was looking through what sounds like a bulletin/blog-style site and stumbled across a familiar date.

The article was about years of persistence and luck not about search techniques.

seth
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

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