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Data Compression and Forensics

Compression algorithms are frequently used in forensics. Assume you are involved in a case and have been asked by the lawyer to explain, in general terms what they are and how they could potentially affect evidence, paying particular attention to algorithms implemented by forensic tools. You need to be clear yet concise.

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Compression algorithms are frequently used in forensics. Assume you are involved in a case and have been asked by the lawyer to explain, in general terms what they are and how they could ...

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Brief discussion of data compression and its implications on forensics.

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